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Museum Children Free Week at the White Memorial Conservation Center Museum Litchfield
October 12 - October 18
October 12th through the 18th will mark the Museum Children’s Free Week at the White Memorial Conservation Center Museum in Litchfield. The Museum is open from 9 am to 5 pm on Monday-Saturday and 12 pm to 5 pm on Sunday.
The Center houses one of New England’s finest state-of-the-art nature museum. See a life-sized beaver lodge, learn about alternative energy, touch real animal fur, test your bird identification skills, visit a fluorescent rock cave, and view nature through a digital macro-scope! Explore the Children’s Corner: books, puzzles, stuffed animals, and more.
The nature museum provides a glimpse of the natural diversity found outdoors on the White Memorial Foundation’s 4,000-acre wildlife sanctuary, the largest privately held sanctuary in Connecticut! This state-of-the-art facility features hand-painted and photographic murals, dioramas, a Children’s Corner, live animals, a working honeybee hive, unique exhibits such as “The Art of Taxidermy,”
After you visit the museum, get outside. Enjoy beauty of this exquisite wildlife sanctuary, take a walk, or run, take a nap in the shade of a tree! View Connecticut’s largest natural lake, the Bantam. Walk around the sparkling Little Pond’s 1.6 mile boardwalk or enjoy a picnic lunch on one of the picnic tables scattered around the museum grounds.
Got a smartphone with a QR scanner? Investigate the relics of one of New England’s ice houses. The Icehouse trail’s 8 QR code stops will provide the back story of this once, oh so important, resource.
Come on out to the beauty of Connecticut’s Northwest corner, relax and inhale some of the finest air around, you will not be disappointed.
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