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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Connecticut Science Center
Connecticut Science Center

(860) 724-3623

250 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06013   Directions Website
Mark Twain House & Museum
Mark Twain House & Museum

(860) 247-0998

351 Farmington Ave
Hartford, CT 06105   Directions Website

Even if you've read Huckleberry Finn or Tom Sawyer several times, you still may not really know much about the man who created these timeless works of American literature. A visit to Hartford's Mark Twain House & Museum will change all that in a truly dramatic fashion. The historic home has been meticulously preserved and treats visitors to the sight of various personal items that belonged to Twain, who made his home here before and after he met with his staggering success. Among the most striking pieces at this house museum are his writing desk, eyeglasses and other personal curiosities, and various first editions of his most famous books.

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

(860) 278-2670

600 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103   Directions Website

The kids will love exploring the world of art that is presented at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Multimedia pieces, paintings and various collections feature the best of European art as well as several visually challenging works that range from the modern to the impressionistic. In addition to the many exhibits and attractions throughout the various galleries, the museum features an impressive schedule of events that include poetry readings, musical performances and much more.

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