Things to do in HARTFORD with kids

If you are looking for that classic New England adventure, Connecticut is the place to head. It’s charming, quaint, and and utterly beautiful place to take kids. It’s also very close to big cities like Boston or New York, so you don’t have to travel far to find paradise!

Embrace the relationship with the ocean with adventures like Mystic Whaler Cruises or Sheffield Island Lighthouse Tour.  Expose kids to the incredible wildlife with Mystic Aquarium (they can even touch a stingray!) or Action Wildlife Park. 

Entertainment and education? A parents dream! Connecticut has incredible museums - from the science-tastic Bridgeport Discovery Museum to the very colorful Barker Character Comic and Cartoon Museum. 

Dinosaurs? In Connecticut? You bet! Dinosaur State Park have incredible displays, and history continues with the Mark Twain House and Historic Ship Nautilus. 

Connecticut is filled with creativity and art, so why not get kids involved with activities like Pottery Piazza or Art Plus Studio? The whole family can get involved!

Connecticut is an incredibly family friendly with wonderful places to visit with kids. It really does feel like arriving home.

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  • Connecticut Science Center

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    (1 miles) Hartford

    Over 165 hands-on exhibits, programs, and endless exploration for the whole family at this Connecticut Science Center in Hartford! Learning AND fun for kids!

  • The Mark Twain House

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    (1 miles) Hartford

    A fascinating look at the history of Mark Twain, and where he used to spend some of his days. It's a great way to excite kids about history and one of the most influential novelists of all time. A ...

  • Launch Trampoline Park

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    (2 miles) Hartford

    Over 15,000 sq. feet of connected trampolines for those active kids in Hartford, CT! With sports, Toddler Time, and more!

  • The Childrens Museum

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    (3 miles) West Hartford

    The Children’s Museum provides rich learning experiences in science and nature for all ages. Exploration of our multi-level museum captures imaginations and develops a sense of curiosity about the ...

  • Newington Childrens Theatre Company

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    (3 miles) Newington

    Bringing theater to kids - the Children's Theater Company is a non-profit theater that brings fun, culture, entertainment and hands-on programs to kids lives.

  • Wolcott Park and Spray Pad

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    (4 miles) West Hartford

    Great park with a new summer splash pad offering interactive play features in New Hartford...and it's FREE!

  • Rugged Kids

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    (4 miles) Wethersfield

    Teaches children confidence, team work, self-control and self-discipline using a combination of physical mediums and disciplines such as martial arts and non competitive sports.

  • Romp n Roll Wethersfield

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    (6 miles) Weathersfield

    Classes for those active and creative kids, from dance, art, cooking music and of course gym! Designed for those little ones 3 months to 5 years.

  • Central Rock Gym Glastonbury

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    (6 miles) Glastonbury

    Indoor and outdoor rock climbing for all ages, but with special classes and camps just for kids! A great activity for the active family in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

  • Nomads Adventure Quest

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    (6 miles) South Windsor

    Ready? Laser tag, black light mini golf, climbing wall, mini bowling, bumper cars, ten bounce houses, a three level soft play area, over 50 arcade machines, billiards and basketball!!!

  • Dinosaur State Park

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    (8 miles) Rocky Hill

    We are one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America. Beneath our geodesic dome, you will find an exceptional display of early Jurassic fossil tracks that were made 200 million years ago.

  • Timber Gyms Open Play

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    (8 miles) Newington

    A fun indoor play experience suited to younger children, including cubby style indoor tree houses, a play pirate ship and classic bounce houses!

  • The Fire Museum

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    (8 miles) Manchester

    The Fire Museum is housed in a retired 1901 fire station with a unique atmosphere that saw the transition from hand drawn to horse drawn, then to motorized apparatus. our collection includes ...

  • Bounce Town

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    (8 miles) South Windsor

    Massive play area with five giant inflatable bounce houses in differing themes, including a super obstacle course they can race their friends through. Also has two dedicated party rooms and offers ...

  • New Britain Youth Museum

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    (8 miles) New Britain

    The New Britain Youth Museum, founded in 1956, encourages children and families to explore the history and cultures of Connecticut and the world. Come explore with your child!

  • Lutz Childrens Museum

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    (9 miles) Manchester

    The mission of the Lutz Children's Museum shall be to provide a multi-faceted museum for children to explore culture, history, and the natural sciences through internal and external exhibits, ...

  • New Britain Museum of American Art

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    (9 miles) New Britain

    The collections now number approximately 5,000 works of American art: 680 oils, 1,050 drawings (including watercolors and pastels), 860 graphics, 160 sculptures, 25 photographs, and 1,460 ...

  • New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park

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    (10 miles) Kensington

    A fascinating and fun family day out as you explore the world around us together, at the New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park.

  • The Connecticut Trolley Museum

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    (11 miles) East Windsor

    The Connecticut Trolley Museum invites you to take a journey back in time and experience the transportation of yesterday.

  • Pottery Piazza

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    (11 miles) Plainville

    Painting fun at The Pottery Piazza with over 1,500 pottery items to choose from, as well as printing, mosaics and clay work! Art doesn't care if you are a beginner or an expert - let's get creating ...

  • Jump Zone Canton

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    (11 miles) Canton

    Inflatable fun as well as cool arcade games, and a hurricane simulator! A fun experience in Canton, Connecticut.

  • New England Air Museum

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    (11 miles) Windsor locks

    For some Family Fun, bring your kids to the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, CT, a ninety minute drive from Boston and only twenty minutes from Hartford CT.

  • Roaring Brook Nature Center

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    (11 miles) Canton

    We offer a year-round schedule of educational programs for all ages. These programs range from week-long summer experiences to our school-year Discovery Days series for students.

  • Bright Spot Children's Playplace

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    (12 miles) Vernon

    Indoor play space for children under 6. Open Play, fun active play equipment, pretend play, arts and crafts, plus science and discovery areas. Classes and Birthday Parties too.

  • Flamig Farm

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    (12 miles) West Simsbury

    At our Farm Animal Zoo here at Flamig Farm we have a cast of characters to entertain everyone, from young to old! From bunnies to draft horses, piglets, llamas, peacocks and happy egg laying chickens.

  • Fish Family Farm

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    (12 miles) Bolton

    You are welcome to observer the milking and bottling process right there in the barn. Bring your children and become one yourself! Visitors to our farm can go into the barn, pet the cows, watch milk ...

  • Jump n Jammin Inflatable Party Gym

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    (13 miles) Bristol

    Over 18,000 sq" of indoor/outdoor space with weekday open jumps, family fun, great planned activities and games room!

  • Ron A Roll Indoor Skating Center

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    (13 miles) Vernon

    Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Sktng Roller/Inline Skating Rink was founded in 1991, Ron-A-Roll Indoor Roller Sktng of Vernon, CT is an indoor rink and open year round. One of the many fun family places to ...

  • Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park

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    (14 miles) Portland

    Activities include Swimming, Wakeboarding, Cliff Jumping, Zip Lines, Rock Climbing, Land-based Obstacle Courses, Scuba Diving and Kayaking.

  • Kidcity Childrens Museum

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    (14 miles) Middletown

    Imaginative play in Connecticut for kids up to 7 years with handmade, one of a kind exhibits that encourage creativity, exploration and imagination!

  • Bushnell Park Carousel

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    (15 miles) Bristol

    Whether you have a fond interest in art, American history, woodcraft, or simply enjoy the excitement of the carousel, we have something special for you. At any age, our guests can experience the joy ...

  • Imagine Nation Museum

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    (15 miles) Bristol

    The Imagine Nation Museum is a hands-on, interactive children's museum best suited for ages 2 to 10. The first area you will see when you come to the museum is the interactive exhibits that encourage ...

  • Lake Compounce Family Theme Park

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    (15 miles) Bristol

    Lake Compounce is a family theme park with the best of both worlds - thrills for those older kids and kiddie rides for the little ones!

  • Golf Quest Family Fun Center

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    (16 miles) Southington

    A Family Afternoon at Golf Quest Start With a Round of Mini Golf... (by the way, everybody loves to play minigolf, whether you're 5 or 85!) Then take a couple of swings at the Batting Cage! Seven ...

  • Defensive Edge Martial Arts

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    (16 miles) East hampton

    Defensive Edge Martial Arts is in East Hampton, Ct, dedicated to making your Martial Arts experience enjoyable and satisfying. Teaching martial arts, self defense and fitness to men, woman and ...