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Summer Programs

Hungerford Nature Center summer programs provide your child the opportunity to experience the wonders and joy of nature through discovery, guided wanderings, live animal encounters, games, crafts, art, and more. 

News & Updates

Anyone registered for our summer camps who has not yet filled out the health form, click HERE.


Our Original Facebook page is active again.

Thank you to everyone who continued to follow us while we worked through some technical difficulties.

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The Hungerford Nature Center no longer does

wildlife rehabilitation.  

Please see the DEEP list, Dealing with Distressed Wildlife for current wildlife rehabbers.


CT Open House is Saturday, June 8th this year.

Stop in to visit the Hungerford Nature Center or New Britain Youth Museum.  FREE Admission all day.


Blue Star Museums is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, in collaboration with the Department of Defense and

museums across America, offering

free admission to the nation’s

active-duty military personnel and

their families, including National

Guard and Reserve. The 2024 Blue

Star Museums program begins on

Armed Forces Day, Saturday,

May 18, 2024 and ends on Labor Day,

Monday, September 2, 2024.

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All of our Rabbits (5-8 y/o) Camp Weeks are waitlist ONLY.

Owls (8-12 y/o), Animal Caretakers Week is waitlist ONLY.  Limited space is available in the other weeks.

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Opportunity for Homeschool Families

Click below to learn more about the new Fit By Nature program offered by Mary Cole.

Baking Bread Composition

Visit us today at our two sites. The Youth Museum, located behind the New Britain Public Library, is a fun, interactive space that offers programs on culture and arts for children and young adults.
The Hungerford Nature Center in Kensington is home to many domestic animals and native wild birds. There is a farm-yard, indoor exhibits, walking trails, and a picnic and play area.

The New Britain Youth Museum and Hungerford Park is a not for profit, 501 (c) 3 organization. 

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Robert Mittica



Elizabeth Doty


of New Britain

of Southington

Dzen Farms


The New Britain Youth Museum has been voted BEST KIDS ACTIVITY and the Hungerford Nature Center has been voted BEST CAMP in the New Britain Herald’s Reader Poll, Best of 2023!

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