Recurring

Inspire Center – New Theme!

The Inspire Center brings history and problem-solving together in a hands-on creative space for visitors of all ages! Look closely at objects from the Connecticut Museum collection, get inspired, and work together to create something new. With objects and themes changing monthly, you can enjoy unique experiences all year long! May’s challenge is to create a new type of ball!

Family Program: Noopura Naadam – The Sound of Ankle Bells

Join us for special dance performances by Layavinyasa Company! During this program, all ages can experience and enjoy the traditional Indian art forms of Kuchipudi Dance and Carnatic music that embody stories from ancient scriptures. Performances will take place from 11:30 - 12:15 and again from 1:00 - 1:45.

Free
Recurring

Inspire Center – New Theme!

The Inspire Center brings history and problem-solving together in a hands-on creative space for visitors of all ages! Look closely at objects from the Connecticut Museum collection, get inspired, and work together to create something new. With objects and themes changing monthly, you can enjoy unique experiences all year long! May’s challenge is to create a new type of ball!

Recurring

Family Story Time

Join us for a special family story time! Surrounded by books in the exhibit Connecticut's Bookshelf, families will cozy up in beanbags, listen to a story, and then do some crafts! With a new story each time, families can discover the many stories brought to life by Connecticut authors and illustrators.

Recurring

Family Story Time

Join us for a special family story time! Surrounded by books in the exhibit Connecticut's Bookshelf, families will cozy up in beanbags, listen to a story, and then do some crafts! With a new story each time, families can discover the many stories brought to life by Connecticut authors and illustrators.

Recurring

Inspire Center – New Theme!

The Inspire Center brings history and problem-solving together in a hands-on creative space for visitors of all ages! Look closely at objects from the Connecticut Museum collection, get inspired, and work together to create something new. With objects and themes changing monthly, you can enjoy unique experiences all year long! June’s challenge is to design a new way to serve your favorite food with style!

Recurring

Inspire Center – New Theme!

The Inspire Center brings history and problem-solving together in a hands-on creative space for visitors of all ages! Look closely at objects from the Connecticut Museum collection, get inspired, and work together to create something new. With objects and themes changing monthly, you can enjoy unique experiences all year long! June’s challenge is to design a new way to serve your favorite food with style!

Recurring

Family Story Time

Join us for a special family story time! Surrounded by books in the exhibit Connecticut's Bookshelf, families will cozy up in beanbags, listen to a story, and then do some crafts! With a new story each time, families can discover the many stories brought to life by Connecticut authors and illustrators.

Recurring

Family Story Time

Join us for a special family story time! Surrounded by books in the exhibit Connecticut's Bookshelf, families will cozy up in beanbags, listen to a story, and then do some crafts! With a new story each time, families can discover the many stories brought to life by Connecticut authors and illustrators.

Recurring

Inspire Center – New Theme!

The Inspire Center brings history and problem-solving together in a hands-on creative space for visitors of all ages! Look closely at objects from the Connecticut Museum collection, get inspired, and work together to create something new. July’s challenge is to invent a new way to stay cool during the hot summer months!

Family Grab and Go Bags: Silhouette Saturday

What would you look like as a silhouette? With inspiration from historic silhouette-style artwork, families will create a framed portrait to take home! Please note, there is no on-site family program; these FREE bags are designed for families to complete at home and will be available while supplies last.

Free
Recurring

Inspire Center – New Theme!

The Inspire Center brings history and problem-solving together in a hands-on creative space for visitors of all ages! Look closely at objects from the Connecticut Museum collection, get inspired, and work together to create something new. July’s challenge is to invent a new way to stay cool during the hot summer months!