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What’s Better Than A Groundhog Day? A Groundhog Crawl!

Cider the groundhog. Submitted by The Children's Museum

Cider, resident groundhog at The Children’s Museum, will be greeting guests in West Hartford and then taking a tour of of other groundhog-friendly sites where she will give her prediction about the length of winter.

Cider the groundhog. Submitted by The Children’s Museum


Early Spring? Six more weeks of Winter? Come findout the answer at The Children’s Museum on Saturday, Feb. 2.

The fun runs from 9-11 a.m., when our resident groundhog, Cider, will stir from her slumber, greet guests, and make the prediction you’ve all been waiting for. Fun games, photo opportunities, and light snacks will beavailable.

The event is free with Museum admission.

After the morning fun, guests are invited to view some of the other hibernating animals that live in the Animal Sanctuary. From snakes to hedgehogs and more, guests will be treated to some live demonstrations and learn more about hibernation and the animals that sleep during the winter months. All the while, the Museum itself will be open, featuring exhibits and engaging hands on learning experiences.

Can’t make it to the Museum? Not to worry – we’ve got you covered. Cider and friends will be stopping by Windsor Public Library from 1:30-2:15 p.m. to teach about hibernation. Rounding off the day, Cider will be visiting her dear friend Canton Clyde at Roaring Brook Nature Center around 3 p.m. Join Cider at any and all these locations Saturday, Feb. 2, in person or live on the Museum’s social media pages.

The Children’s Museum has been a West Hartford institution since its founding in 1927. Helping young children discover their lifelong love of learning, The Children’s Museum is made up of a many diverse educational assets. The Travelers Science Dome at the Gengras Planetarium opened in 1968. Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton, established in 1948, which became part of The Children’s Museum in 1973. The Wildlife Sanctuary, opened in 1981. Sophisticated in-school and on-site educational programs are aligned with Connecticut’s curricular standards. The museum itself has hands-on, minds-open, child-centered interactive activities. These together give The Children’s Museum authority as a trusted and creative community resource for teaching and learning about science and nature.The Children’s Museum is part of The Children’s Museum Group, a registered 501(c)(3). Their mission is to provoke lifelong experiential learning and innovation among children, adults, and their communities.

The Children’s Museum is open Tuesday Through Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $14.75 for adults, $13.75 for children 2-12 and seniors 63 and over, and free to children under 2. Memberships are available. For more information, please visit www.thechildrensmuseumct.org.

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