Newton's laws state that a child in time-out will stay in time-out until he or she can derive a formula to bend the time-space continuum. Send your child on the path to scientific discovery with today's Groupon: for $11, you get two general-admission tickets to The Children's Museum in West Hartford (up to a $22 value).
Since 1927, The Children's Museum has been a catalyst for scientific inspiration and learning in young children. As the largest children's museum in Connecticut, the museum features a multitude of exhibits to amuse and bemuse young minds. The new exhibit Winging It! Adventures in Flight presents high-flying, full-detail flight simulators and a world-class paper-airplane laboratory. To ensure children receive equal doses of science, nature, and fun, the museum presents the UTC Wildlife Sanctuary, which houses more than 100 animals. Live demonstrations are held throughout the day, offering kids the exclusive opportunity to learn how chinchillas get out of naptime and how a boa constrictor avoids his homework. On your way out, be sure to say hello to Connie the Whale, the life-size 60-foot sperm whale who graciously invites visitors to tour his belly.
Each visitor to The Children's Museum also receives one ticket to a show at the Travelers Science Dome at the Gengras Planetarium. Shows include One World One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure, detailing the feasibility of launching large yellow birds into space, and Extreme Planets, a look at planets outside our solar system, many of which are believed to still consume Orbitz-brand soft drinks. See the October schedule here.
The Children's Museum
The Children’s Museum offers hands-on and fun science and nature exhibits for younger children and families, school and community groups, and home-schooled children. At the Museum—as well as in classrooms throughout Connecticut—they encourage kids to become creative thinkers and lifelong learners. They can engage in interactive labs, attend workshops, and check out multi-sensory exhibits and demonstrations. Visitors to the museum can also view a live wildlife sanctuary, take in a show or movie at the state-of-the art digital science dome planetarium, or attend a vacation camps or sleepover.
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