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Rainy Day Activities in Hartford/Central Connecticut (CT)

950 Trout Brook Drive West Hartford, CT, 06119 Phone: 860-231-2824

Get out of the rain and into some hands-on fun and learning

Step into a fascinating world of science and nature that never lets up on the learning or the fun. Designed especially for families and children 2 to 12 years old, this is the fifth oldest children’s museum in the US. Connecticut’s largest public, digital dome planetarium allows you to fly to Mars, experience a supernova, or travel to another solar system. There are endless hands-on, interactive labs, workshops, multi-sensory exhibits and demonstrations. Explore the Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton and the live Wildlife Sanctuary. The Explorer store offers high quality, gifts, toys, books and science kits. Or step out to nearby malls and restaurants at West Hartford's Blue Back Square and come back for more fun – your admission is good for all day, and there's free parking at the museum!