If your child is a budding scientist, head over to the Connecticut Science Center for some hands-on activities. The center has 150 exhibits and four educational labs. In addition to daily events and programs, the Connecticut Science Center offers a state-of-the-art 3-D digital theater. Catering to young children as well as teens, the center claims to cover every area of science from forensics to astronomy, geology and physics.
Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06103
If you are looking for activity for your child who is 12 or under, try the Children's Museum. Claiming to be the nation's only museum for children with such a wide range of distinct nature and science-based offerings, The Children's Museum offers exciting exhibits such as the United Technologies Wildlife Sanctuary, which is a habitat for more than 70 exotic animals brought in from around the world. The Idea Zone in the museum allows children to experience the world's largest walk-in kaleidoscope.
The Children's Museum
950 Trout Brook Drive
West Hartford, CT 06119
Outdoor Park Activities
Families looking for a day out might want to visit Bushnell Park for some enjoyable outdoor activities. Kids can have fun riding the antique, wooden carousel and taking advantage of the Bushnell Park tree walk. On this popular walk, kids can traipse through an arboretum of rare trees. Simply pick up a brochure from the League of Women's Voters desk and see how many trees you can identify on your walk.
9 Trinity Street
Hartford, CT 06123
Article Written By Antonette Ellertson
Antonette Ellertson, a freelance writer from Western New York, has a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education. She has worked as a freelance writer for more than a decade, specializing in media. She is a contributor to numerous magazines including "Maitland Primrose," "Highlights for Children" and "The Writer" and is managing editor for a large, non-profit organization.