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The Children's Museum
950 Trout Brook Dr, West Hartford, CT 06119
The Children's Museum offers more than 100 live animals, hands-on science and nature exhibits, out-of-this-world digitalMore planetarium shows, and educational programs for children, families, school and scout groups, both on site and at school/community locations. With more than 200,000 visitors annually, it is one of Connecticut's top museum attractions. The Children's Museum is located at 950 Trout Brook Drive in West Hartford and at Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton. More information is available at www.TheChildrensMuseumCT.org.
Noah Webster House
227 S Main St, West Hartford, CT 06107
The Noah Webster House museum is located in the historic house where Noah Webster was born in 1758 and lived as a child.More Noah Webster created the first American dictionary and the Blue-Backed Speller, a widely used schoolbook for American children. The Noah Webster Foundation restored Webster's home and opened it as a museum in the late 1960s. About 10,000 schoolchildren and thousands of others visit the museum every year. Workshops, summer camps and a history club are just a few of the activities sponsored by the museum, which is also available for rent for private events. In addition to the museum, the site is the home of the West Hartford Historical Society.
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