Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority (MIRA) Trash Museum

211 Murphy Rd.
Hartford, CT 06114- Map It
(860) 757-7765

AAA Editor Notes

Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority (MIRA) Trash Museum is e. of I-91 exit 27 (Brainard and Airport rds.) at 211 Murphy Rd. This 6,500-square-foot facility has exhibits about solid waste management, recycling and energy conservation. The Temple of Trash represents the old system of trash removal. From a viewing area, visitors can watch recycled items move from the tipping floor to the final bundling area. Hands-on exhibits allow guests to explore the impact of recycling on energy use. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
$4; free (ages 0-1).
Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10-4, July-Aug.; Wed.-Fri. noon-4, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1, Good Friday, July 4, Thanksgiving, day after Thanksgiving and Christmas.