WEST HARTFORD — The Children’s Museum in West Hartford celebrates Astronomy Day 2019 on Saturday, May 11 by inviting you to TCM Aerospace Research and Development Labs. Families and children become team members, and will learn about Earth and space concepts, through fun, hands-on NASA-related Explore Science activity stations.

Children and their families are Mission Engineers, and need to review a series of space-based experiments in order to help decide what should go into the payload of a special rocket launch. Once all the tasks are completed, get ready to launch a rocket, all on your own. A special planetarium schedule will be presented during the day as well!

With the exception of planetarium shows, all Astronomy Day activities are included with general admission on Astronomy Day. Museum hours on Astronomy Day are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the Children’s Museum is $14.75 for adults, $13.75 for seniors (63+), $13.75 for children (2-12) and free for children under age 2.

The Children’s Museum and Roaring Brook Nature Center are the region’s premiere destinations for exploration and education. Home to over 100 live animals, the Museum features hands-on exhibits, out-of-this-world digital planetarium shows, and programs for children and families. The 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 https://bit.ly/VTpVeK.

Connecticut Media Group