Kids Pavilion

Meet the Animals of the Museum

10 AM to 1 PM – Children’s Museum of Southeastern CT

Learn about ecosystems, habitats, food webs and many other aspects of the natural world in a way that is exciting for your children of all ages during this program. Appropriate for all grade levels. Program includes 5 different live animals demonstrations, props and information from an experienced animal handler and naturalist. Animal crafts included.

Let’s Get Healthy!

10 AM to 1 PM – Children’s Museum of Southeastern CT

Use the new guidelines from Michelle Obama’s MyPlate and Let’s Move campaign to sort foods into basic food groups, discover how food gives our bodies energy, get moving with simple exercises to stay healthy and strong, and participate in our museum obstacle course.

Children get to see the animals

Touch and Learn

11 AM to 2 PM – Mystic Aquarium

Kids will be inspired by a hands-on experience with live sea creatures such as crabs and starfish, as well as dried specimens. In an effort to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet, these encounter programs allow guests a unique experience that fosters a deeper appreciation for animals at the aquarium and in the wild.

Meet the Animals of the Nature Center

1 PM to 3 PM – Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

Get up close and personal with the animals that reside at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. Learn about the special adaptations and life histories of turtles, snakes, and frogs while you meet the animal ambassadors of the DPNC. Kids can gently touch these native animals that call Connecticut home!

Deluxe Obstacle Course

Nearly 70 feet long, this inflated obstacle course is a challenging race for worthy competitors! It features a course of soft, bouncy obstacles that are fun to wriggle and run through, ending in an 8-foot slide. Parental supervision is required.

Amber Alert “Safe Child ID” Registration

10 AM to 3 PM – Norwich Rotary Club

The goal of an AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search and safe recovery of a child. Parents/Guardians of participating children receive a wallet sized, plastic card with a picture of the child, a unique AMBER ID number and only minimal, yet essential information needed to identify the child. This assists law enforcement by providing additional eyes of the public to look for the vehicle and occupants listed in the alert.

Meet the Animals

Experience an educational traveling live animal program. Meet our fascinating museum animal friends, from slithery reptiles to crabby crustacenas in this unique program. Come face-to-face and pet amazing live animals and learn about the natural world in a very unique way.

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States of Matter Demo

This exciting demo uses liquid nitrogen to amaze viewers. Educators crush flowers, change the air inside a balloon to liquid, shatter a superball, serve up frozen graham crackers, make ice cream and create water vapor. Educators wear safety glasses and gloves, while viewers are seated on the floor back from demo table.

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Thinker Linkers

Thinker Linkers are a new system of interlocking wooden building pieces based on a design from the 1950’s. They are digitally-fabricated and modular so that additional pieces can be joined together and fit any existing pieces. Thinker Linkers can be combined to create robots, forts, building models, cars, machines, furniture, animals, or just some interesting pieces to make it a more versatile building system.

    Thinker Linkers provide a fun learning environment that:

  • Encourages exploration
  • Engages the senses
  • Cultivates creativity
  • Stimulates the imagination
  • Develops problem-solving skills
  • Promotes teamwork

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Slime Station

Families can choose from several different recipes to make and take their own slime. Choices include glitter slime, monster slime and Oobleck. Always a popular activity!

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Arch Bridge, Magnetic Gears, and Snap Board

Items from the museum will be displayed for play. Families can build an arch bridge, design and redesign sequences of magnetic gears and build circuits to turn on a light, run a motor or fan.

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Visit our traveling planetarium, step inside and be transported to the tranquil October night sky. View and learn about the stars, planets, and constellations that are visible during this time of year. Don’t miss this unique and memorable experience, it will make your whole day shine!

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