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 Groundhog Crawl     
 

         
   


Saturday February 2, 2019.

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What’s Better Than A Groundhog Day? A Groundhog Crawl!

Cider the groundhog will be going on a special tour of the area to bring her prediction to you!

Early Spring? Six more weeks of Winter? Come find out the answer at The Children’s Museum, Saturday February 2, 2019.

The fun runs from 9-11AM when our resident groundhog, Cider, will stir from her slumber, greet guests, and make the prediction you’ve all been waiting for. Fun games, photo opportunities, and light snacks will be available. The event is free with Museum admission. After the morning fun, guests are invited to view some of the other hibernating animals that live in the Animal Sanctuary. From snakes to hedgehogs and more, guests will be treated to some live demonstrations and learn more about hibernation and the animals that sleep during the winter months. All the while, the Museum itself will be open, featuring exhibits and engaging hands on learning experiences.

Can’t make it to the Museum? Not to worry! We got you covered. Cider and friends will be stopping by Windsor Public Library from 1:30 -2:15 p.m. to teach about hibernation. Rounding off the day Cider will be visiting her dear friend Canton Clyde at Roaring Brook Nature Center around 3:00 p.m. Join Cider at any and all these locations Saturday, February 2nd in person or live on our social media pages.



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Summer Science Camp
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Little Explorers
Wildlife Sanctuary Programming
 
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Founded in 1927 as the Children’s Museum of Hartford, our museum is reaffirming its mission as a catalyst for science inspiration and learning amongst children aged twelve and under. On May 10, 2006, we changed our name to The Children’s Museum, with the tag line, "Igniting Curiosity Through Science and Nature."
 
The Children’s Museum is the largest in the state and the fifth oldest children’s museum in the nation. Hartford Magazine readers have consistently voted it “Best Kid’s Attraction” since the poll’s inception three years ago.
 
The Children’s Museum has flourished in its current Trout Brook Drive location since 1958, at which time it moved from its former home on Farmington Avenue. In addition to the museum itself, The Children’s Museum is comprised of the highly respected, science-curriculum based preschool, The Children’s Museum Preschool; Connecticut’s largest space theater, the Gengras Planetarium; the UTC wildlife; and our wonderful nature center, Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton. We are the only children’s museum in the nation that has such a wide range of distinct science and nature-based offerings.

Directions

The Children's Museum is located at 950 Trout Brook Drive in West Hartford, Connecticut

Directions to The Children’s Museum

Eastern Connecticut (east of Hartford and the Connecticut River)
I-84 West to Exit 43. At end of ramp, turn right onto Park Road. Turn left at the first intersection onto Trout Brook Drive. The Children’s Museum is 3/4 of a mile on the right.

Western and Southwestern Connecticut
I-84 East to Exit 43 (left-hand exit). At end of ramp, turn right onto Park Road. Turn left at the first intersection onto Trout Brook Drive. The Children’s Museum is 3/4 of a mile on the right.

Southeastern Connecticut
Route 2 to Hartford, pick up I-84 West to Exit 43. At end of ramp, turn right onto Park Road. Turn left at the first intersection onto Trout Brook Drive. The Children’s Museum is 3/4 of a mile on the right.

Central Connecticut
Route 9 North to I-84 East to Exit 43 (left-hand exit). At end of ramp, turn right onto Park Road. Turn left at the first intersection onto Trout Brook Drive. The Children’s Museum is 3/4 of a mile on the right.

Directly North (Massachusetts)
I-91 (South) to Hartford and connect to I-84 West to Exit 43. At end of ramp, turn right onto Park Road. Turn left at the first intersection onto Trout Brook Drive. The Children’s Museum is 3/4 of a mile on the right.

Directly South (New Haven)
I-91 (North) to Hartford and connect to I-84 West to Exit 43. At end of ramp, turn right onto Park Road. Turn left at the first intersection onto Trout Brook Drive. The Children’s Museum is 3/4 of a mile on the right.

Northwestern Connecticut
Route 44 over Avon Mountain, through Bishops Corner (major intersection). At next major intersection (2nd light), turn right onto Trout Brook Drive. The Children’s Museum is 2-3 miles down the road, on the left, just after the intersection with Farmington Avenue.

Select for a map (PDF 67 KB) or visit the Museum website at http://www.thechildrensmuseumct.org/visits/v_directions.htm

Contact

For more information on these and other Gengras Planetarium shows go to http://www.thechildrensmuseumct.org/planetarium.htm or call 860.231.2830 ext 40. View the calendar at http://www.thechildrensmuseumct.org/calendar.htm


{Telescope with Planets and Stars} The Children's Museum
950 Trout Brook Drive
West Hartford, CT 06119
(860)231-2830

www.thechildrensmuseumct.org

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