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Discover the Science of Ceramics at The New Children’s Museum in West Hartford

April 26 will be devoted to the art and science of ceramics at The New Children's Museum in West Hartford. Submitted photo

Sunday, April 26, 2015, will be devoted to the art and science of ceramics.

April 26 will be devoted to the art and science of ceramics at The New Children's Museum in West Hartford. Submitted photo

April 26 will be devoted to the art and science of ceramics at The New Children’s Museum in West Hartford. Submitted photo

Submitted by Jennifer Toone, The New Children’s Museum

A commitment to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) brought the “Framed: Step Into Art” exhibit to The New Children’s Museum. Now we’re introducing a day devoted to the art and science of ceramics.

On Sunday, April 26, from 11:30 to 3:30 p.m., specialists from The Claypen will be at The New Children’s Museum to teach you about the properties of pottery, the minerals in glazes, and how a kiln works.

You will be able to try ceramics experiments with magnets, conductivity and buoyancy – and you will see a small object float in midair, thanks to a special ceramic and superconductivity.

The Claypen will have ceramic figures for sale that you can paint yourself. Cost varies by item, and can be picked up after being glazed at The Claypen’s location in West Hartford Center.

The New Children’s Museum is positioned as a premier STEAM education center integrating science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Home to over 100 live animals, the Museum features hands-on science exhibits, out-of-this-world digital planetarium shows, and programs for young children and families. The New Children’s Museum and Roaring Brook Nature Center are the region’s premiere destinations for science and nature exploration.

The New 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.

For more information, contact Outreach & Public Programs Manager Jonah Cohen at (860)231.2824 ext. 34 or [email protected].

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