The Children’s Museum is a private, non-profit institution that strives to increase the public’s understanding of science and nature. Founded in 1927 as a one-room natural history museum in The Pond House at Elizabeth Park in Hartford, The Museum is the fifth oldest in the nation.
As a dynamic 21st Century performing arts center, The Bushnell presents, creates, inspires and shares the best in the performing arts; and in partnership with others, serves as a catalyst to advance education, promote economic development and build a sense of community in Central Connecticut.
With 150 hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events, the Connecticut Science Center offers endless exploration for children, teens, and adults. From physics to forensics, geology to astronomy, visitors have the sciences at their fingertips.
Our 12 member organization includes public and private universities and colleges, community colleges and four year universities, the region’s two seminaries, with two affiliate members, Connecticut Public/WNPR/CPTV and TheaterWorks. Collectively, our members offer over 4,000 courses and boasts more than 36,000 students in this college town.