The Hungerford Nature Center will be    re-opening in July 7th. 


Please note, masks are REQUIRED for entry into the building. 

The New Britain Youth Museum will remain closed for renovations.



We need your help.
The New Britain Youth Museum and Hungerford Nature Center are a children's museum and nature center serving the central region of Connecticut since 1956.  We offer educational programming for both children and adults.  We have a small but mighty staff that make both our sites an educational yet fun experience for thousands of children and adults a year.  Additionally, our nature center is home to some 80 animals entrusted in our care.   As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to cancel all of our classes, special events and close the center to the public.  We rely on these programs to pay our staff and run our facility.  We need your help now!  Please consider a tax deductible donation today to help us make it through these unprecedented times.  Stay safe and thank you for your help.

GoFundMe will match up to $500 for non profits affected by the COVID 19 pandemic



Suitable for ages 6 & up (Adults Welcome!) 

$2/person; Free for Members 

Class Maximum of 15 People  (Pre-registration is Required)




*To Register: Email Miss Liz at

Or Call (860) 225-3020*

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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Call us:

(860) 225-3020

Call us:

(860) 827-9064

 New Britain Youth Museum

30 High Street , New Britain CT 06051

Hungerford Nature Center

191 Farmington Ave , Kensington CT 06037