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Children’s Museum in West Hartford Welcomes Back ‘Winged Wonders’

The Children's Museum in West Hartford holds a butterfly release every Friday at noon, weather permitting. Submitted photo

The Children’s Museum has re-opened the Butterfly House for 2017.


The Butterfly House at the Children’s Museum in West Hartford. Submitted photo

The Children’s Museum in West Hartford welcomes back their winged friends with the seasonal opening of their Butterfly House. The first butterfly release of the year took place at noon on Friday, June 2. Weekly butterfly releases will take place on Fridays at noon and are sponsored by KISS 95.7 and Country 92.5.

For the fifth year in a row, the Museum will open the Winged Wonders Butterfly House where guests can step inside and immerse themselves in a world of butterflies. The House is staffed with a guide that teaches families about the winged residents and their amazing life cycles. The House also features many colorful, indigenous plants that foster an ideal natural environment for butterflies.

Throughout the summer, visitors are invited to actively participate in butterfly releases, which will include Monarchs, Painted Ladies, Mourning Cloaks, and other species. Releases take place on Fridays at noon.

Family members of all ages will enjoy the breathtaking displays of color and nature. Additionally, visitors are encouraged to tour the butterfly garden at the Museum’s second location: Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton, Connecticut.

Admission to the Butterfly House is included with general admission or Museum membership. The House is closed in inclement weather.

About The Children’s Museum

The Children’s Museum and its Roaring Brook Nature Center are the region’s premiere destinations for exploration and education. The Museum and Nature Center features hands-on exhibits, over 200 live animals, out-of-this-world digital planetarium shows, and numerous programs for young children and families. The Children’s Museum and Preschool are located at 950 Trout Brook Dr. in West Hartford and Roaring Brook Nature Center is located at 70 Gracey Rd. in Canton. More information is available at www.TheChildrensMuseumCT.org

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