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Day Trips with Kids: Fun, Free and Family-Friendly Monday, July 2, 2012

Posted by kabery in history, Museum, updates.
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Spend some time exploring the seat of state government through tours of Connecticut’s Supreme CourtState CapitolMuseum of Connecticut History and Connecticut’s Old State House.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Thursday, August 9, 2012

(recommended for children 8 and up and parents too! )

Activities include:

  • Connecticut Invents! Discover many famous and not so famous Connecticut inventors and inventions during this hands-on activity, which uses objects and photographs from the museum’s collection of Connecticut industrial history.
  • visit the State Capitol’s Hall of Flags, which displays flags Connecticut soldiers have carried into battle, and also learn about the legislative process.
  •  learn about the historic Connecticut Supreme Court courtroom by visiting the room where Connecticut’s most important legal ruling have occurred.
  • visit Connecticut’s Old State House, where Connecticut’s democracy was born and learn who made it happen. Additionally, the museum has exciting exhibits chronicling Connecticut’s rich history.

Lunch will be available for purchase at the Legislative Office Building’s cafeteria from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Parking for the State Capitol, the Supreme Court and the Museum of Connecticut History is available in the Legislative Office Building garage located off of Armory Road.
Connecticut’s Old State House is a short walk through Bushnell Park. They also offer validated parking for $5.00 at the Constitution Plaza South parking garage.

Schedule:

Tours of the Legislative Office Building & State Capitol
(approximately one hour in duration, tours start at the LOB)
210 Capitol Ave., Hartford
10:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
12:15 p.m.
1:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m.

Connecticut Invents! Museum of Connecticut History
(approximately 30 minutes)
231 Capitol Ave, Hartford
9:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m.

Visits to the Supreme Court courtroom
(approximately 45 minutes in duration)
231 Capitol Ave., Hartford
9:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m.

Tours of Connecticut’s Old State House
(approximately one hour in duration)
800 Main Street, Hartford

For more information, visit the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch http://www.jud.ct.gov

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