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The Children's Museum in West Hartford features hands-on science exhibits, live animals and science shows.
With its iconic mascot Conny, a 60-foot replica of Connecticut's state mammal the Sperm Whale, greeting visitors, the museum offers numerous science and nature activities for children and families. The Wildlife Sanctuary is home to more than 100 rescued and injured animals. The Travelers Science Dome offers full dome planetarium shows for all ages.