The Children's Museum, West Hartford

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#7 of 9 in Childrens Museums in Connecticut
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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 and educational. Light bright, clean. Elevators to get you several floors of exhibits. Easy to get to, park. Butterfly room was particularly interesting and it was a green welcome when we went since the winter was in full swing. Nice lil gift shop too.
  • Good spot to entertain the younger kiddos for a couple hours. There's some animals to check out and activities the kids were really into. Not stroller friendly!!
  • 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.
  • Tons of fun. Brought my six and one year old and they both thoroughly enjoyed themselves. A bit pricy but a nice treat.
  • My 9 year old LOVED all the animals. Unfortunately we were there when a large group of younger children were visiting. They were VERY LOUD, so we did our best to avoid them.
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