The Children's Museum, West Hartford

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  • 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...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • I haven’t been to this facility in a few years and was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful renovation. My grandkids had a wonderful time and can’t wait to go back.  more »
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  • Fun for probably 10 and younger (though I had a great time too). Coat area by the front desk. Only found one bathroom, has baby changing table, large stall, low sink. Live animals and reptiles, even has certain times to pet them. Face painting (tips), lots of themed rooms, tons of hands on activities (nothing was easily broken). A snack room with vending machines, a gift shop. Outdoor things (did not get to enjoy/ weather permitting). There was a movie about planets for extra cost. We would definitely by a pass.
  • Great place to bring your little ones. Lots of different exhibits, unique animals, and a planetarium! We held our son's second birthday party there, which included a guided tour, animal encounters, and two crafts with all the kids. Everyone had a great time.
  • It was 'aight. I liked the small animals, especially the bobcat, legless lizard, and turtles. The planetarium is nice too, and don't forget the walk-in whale out front - it's a Roadside America attraction.
  • It's a good place for children, however I just can't see why the parents have to pay, as well. I also like that they improved the little kids room, as before it was very cold in there. I remember visiting it a few years back and I never wanted to return.
  • Bunch of exhibits were broken it not functioning. Cool live animal exhibits. Gingerbread Lane during the holiday season was super impressive.

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