The New Children’s Museum

950 Trout Brook Dr.
West Hartford, CT 06119-1437- Map It
(860) 231-2824

AAA Editor Notes

The New Children’s Museum is at 950 Trout Brook Dr. A life-size replica of a sperm whale greets visitors to the center, where hands-on exhibits invite children to explore science, nature and astronomy. Permanent exhibits include Thinker Linker Studio, Imagination Playground, ElectriCity, Turtle Town, Lizard Lair, Critter Crossing and the Wildlife Sanctuary with daily animal demonstrations. The Gengras Planetarium presents daily star shows.
Exhibits and one show $14.75; $13.75 (ages 2-12 and 63+); free (ages 0-1 if seated in a lap during show). Premium planetarium show $3.50.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9-4, Sun. 11-4, July-Aug.; Tues.-Sat. and Mon. holidays 9-4, Sun. 11-4, rest of year.