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The Children's Museum of Connecticut

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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My spouse and I took our 6 year old grandchild. As kids go the child liked the hands-on things to... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
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Perfect for a younger child

Took my grandson and he was engaged throughout the exhibits. Nice array of animals, good staff... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Ron B
Fort Worth, Texas
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The Children's Museum in West Hartford, Connecticut offers hands-on fun with science and nature for younger children and families, school and community groups, and home schooled children. At the Museum and in classrooms throughout Connecticut, we...more
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950 Trout Brook Dr, West Hartford, CT 06119-1437
+1 860-231-2824
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

My spouse and I took our 6 year old grandchild. As kids go the child liked the hands-on things to do. Play rooms, active exhibits were enjoyed. The various animal exhibits were more interesting to us adults than the child. We also opted for the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

Took my grandson and he was engaged throughout the exhibits. Nice array of animals, good staff that provided relevant information. Be ready to use the stairs as it is multilevel so not exactly handicap accessible from what I saw. Overall a good experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ron B
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

My 1 & 3 yr. olds had fun here, especially in the “little critter” room, which was geared toward their age group. There were live animals to see, interactive exhibits, and lots to get their hands on throughout the museum. Lots of fun photo ops,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Our two daugthers liked this museum. They learned And The played. It’s really a Nice museum. Go there.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I joined our grandchildren for a trip to the museum. It was our first time back in twenty years. It felt as if no time had passed but in a good way! Still the same great experience but updated too. The dinosaur...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

I agree with previous reviewers, the animals need more space. I understand they are rescued animals, and it is kind of the museum to rehabilitate them, but they definitely need more room and the animal sanctuary area smells badly. Otherwise, DD (age 6) loved the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here with our 2.5yo toddlers on our way from Boston to New Jersey to let them burn off some energy, and it totally did the trick. A couple hours of exploring and running around was just enough stimulation to keep the rest of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Excellent museum, lots of interactive activities, children will enjoy their visit. Parking is easy and there are lots of fun tasks for the children to enjoy.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Gaill27
Reviewed January 13, 2018

We went to the museum with our 8 month old grandson. The director was terrific and guided us through the feeding of all the rescued animals. Whole Foods donates food for the animals. This was the best part of the museum as there is really...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

We have gone to the museum likely more than 100 times with our boys, friends, and family. What a gem it is to have in West Hartford. Activities for all ages.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Response from Helen S | Reviewed this property |
It would be a stretch for them to really get anything out of it.