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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
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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!

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Bilingual Family Story Time

Join us for a special English-Spanish bilingual family story time with Nancy Mendez from the Hartford Public Library! Surrounded by books in the exhibit Connecticut's Bookshelf, families will cozy up in beanbags, listen to a story, and then do some crafts!

Free
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Family Adventure Days: Museum Makerspace

Put your engineering skills to the test! Families will take on a variety of engineering challenges like constructing a balloon-powered toy car, building a structure with uncooked spaghetti, and more!

Behind the Scenes: True Crime at the Museum

Connecticut Museum of Culture and History 1 Elizabeth St, Hartford, CT

Forgeries, theft, arson, and murder -- our museum is full of artifacts that tell stories of long-ago crime and punishment. Join us for a custom tour focusing on true crime stories!

$15
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Family Adventure Days: Museum Makerspace

Put your engineering skills to the test! Families will take on a variety of engineering challenges like constructing a balloon-powered toy car, building a structure with uncooked spaghetti, and more!

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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.