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New Children’s Museum Awarded Large Technology Grant

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The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has awarded The New Children’s Museum in West Hartford with a technology grant.

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The New Children’s Museum received a $45,000 grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to support critical technology upgrades.

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving’s support will enable The New Children’s Museum to purchase new computers, software, front desk registers, and peripheral devices as well as upgrade the internet to a wireless system at its West Hartford site. Scheduled to begin in early 2016, these technological upgrades will streamline and modernize everything from guest admissions to back office operations.

“Our staff is focused on providing the best possible response to our visitors and supporters,” said Beth Weller, Director of Operations. “The assistance this grant provides will strengthen our technology infrastructure and support our staff in our efforts to be more innovative in our approach to communications and in providing program opportunities for the community.”

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 Drive in West Hartford and Roaring Brook Nature Center is located at 70 Gracey Road in Canton. More information is available at www.TheChildrensMuseumCT.org.

For more information on this grant funded project, please contact Julie Barnofski Portfolio, Grants Manager, at [email protected] or (860) 231-2830 x51.

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