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The Children's Museum, West Hartford

Categories: Children’s Museums, Science Museums, Museums
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1.9/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web
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  • My grandaughter (3years old) was visiting . And we were looking for things to do. This was suggested by a friend of mine . First thing I have to say is , she is shy and a bit timid . So was instantly ...  read more »
  • I went yesterday with my daughter and she had a great time. I was surprised the restrooms were very messi and dirty. For a childrens place I would expect very clean restrooms 
  • This place is nice but nothing special, which is too bad since it's in a nice area. Geared for young children. 
  • Very underwhelming! Costs wayyyy too much for what it is. Exhibits are old, many not working, and they are not very elaborate. Sorry to say this is probably the worst children's museum I've been to when factoring in the ticket price. Also, using a stroller here is very difficult. There are MANY stairs and no ramps or elevators. I will say they do have a lot animals and the whale statue is cool.
  • This place is incredibly outdated and poorly run. The children in my Summer Camp were quickly bored of the exhibits and were looking for things to do after 30 min. The mountain lion is gone. Half of the staff is uninvolved & disinterested. When booking a small field trip for my Summer Camp, we were charged for the children who had called out sick and did not even go. This is ridiculous and a terrible way to run a business, but there were no exceptions given. This used to be a fun and educational experience for the children, now it is a summer field trip that my Camp will be eliminating from our Summer Camp schedule in future Summers.
  • We found a Groupon and made a trip with the kids, lots of fun. They have a wide variety of things to capture their interest from animals to science experiments to simple imaginative play things. We'll be back, but I think they are looking to expand so check before you go.
  • Seriously they need to tear this building down and rebuild...keep the whale as some kind of relic. Recently had a party there...bad idea...the issues started with my very unprofessional party coordinator. Everywhere is brightness or cheeriness the exhibits are sad and unkept. The animals are the only bright side, loved the bunny and the turtle.
  • Visiting from out of town. This is the worst "museum" I've ever seen. Very run down. Smells very old and musty. No actual exhibits, just small rooms with certain themes. Do not waste your time and money.
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