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Children’s Museum Expanding STEM and STEAM Programs Beyond West Hartford

Conny the whale outside The Children's Museum in West Hartford. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-ha.com file photo)

An Eversource grant in partnership with other local organizations is providing the opportunity for the West Hartford-based Children’s Museum to bring its hands-on learning programs to Hartford neighborhoods.


The Children’s Museum is the proud recipient of a multiyear grant from Eversource, allowing STEM and STEAM-based programs to travel to children and families in their Hartford neighborhoods into the fall, and next year.

The $10,000 grant will help bring interactive, hands-on learning to children and their families through the Hartford Public Library. Thanks to Eversource, the Children’s Museum is able to take what had been only a summer program, and extend it into the academic year. This ability to continue reaching so many in the community is a testament to the strength of the program, and Eversource’s commitment to making the communities they serve a better places.

The program is an initiative launched by the Children’s Museum and its partners as a three year, $480,000 project. Underwritten by a Hartford Foundation For Public Giving three-year grant of $234,000, the funding provides an opportunity for additional community businesses, civic groups, and other entities to get involved.

The “Bringing STEM/STEAM to Hartford Neighborhoods” Project is an ongoing project focused on delivering a high quality series of STEM/STEAM-based programs to children ages 3 to 13 with their caregivers in their own Hartford neighborhood library branches and local Family Centers.

This program is a partnership between the Hartford Public Library, three Hartford Family Centers, CT Children’s Medical Center, Eversource and The Children’s Museum.

For more information about the Children’s Museum, visit www.thechildrensmuseumct.org.

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