The Children's Museum

Summer Hours

Monday – Saturday: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday: 11:00am to 4:00pm

Admission Fees

Adults - $14.75

Children (2-12) - $13.75 (under 2 is free)

Seniors (63+) - $13.75

The Children's Museum

950 Trout Brook Drive

West Hartford, Connecticut 06119 1437


The Butterfly House hours: Monday-Saturday 10am to 3pm

Sunday Noon to 3pm Closed in inclement weather

Step inside and prepare to be amazed when you find yourself immersed in a world of butterflies. The Children’s Museum introduces you to a mesmerizing exhibit that will give families an experience like no other. Functioning as a home for these beautiful creatures, the Butterfly House also exhibits a garden and landscape that act as a natural environment for the butterflies. Take a seat and enjoy the view or read the signs to learn more about the creatures and plants that surround you. Family members of all ages will enjoy the breathtaking displays of color and nature.

Butterfly releases every Tuesday and Friday at Noon.

Full List of Exhibits

  • Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Winged Wonders Butterfly House (Seasonal)
  • Elementree Forest
  • Dinosaurs in your Backyard
  • Turtle Town
  • Lizard Lair
  • Kids Can Compost
  • Now Eye See It
  • Conny The Whale
  • Puzzled?
  • Critter Crossing
  • Blue Planet Red Planet
  • Pendulum Staircase
  • Kids Can Compost
  • Early Learning Lab

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