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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

The Hungerford Nature Center no longer does

wildlife rehabilitation.  

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

Or check out Animal Help Now - Emergency Resource. You can download their helpful app.

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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Kids' Night Out.  Drop In Program.  July 26th, 2024.  Registration Required. Rain or Shine. Pizza, Drinks, and Snack included.
New Britain Youth Museum.  Summer Promotion.  July 1st - September 1st.  Adults Free with accompanying child.  $5 for Children 4-18.  Interactive children's experiences, air conditioned spaces, small outdoor space including a picnic table.
Ice Cream Social.  Members Only.  Sunday August 18th, 12pm - 2pm.  Come make a Sundae with all the toppings! And meet K9 Officer Mitch Welch and his K9 partner Jerry.  Dairy Free and Gluten Free Options Available.  FREE for Members.  191 Farmington Ave., Kensington CT 06037 * 860-827-9064
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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 2024!

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. 


Robert Mittica


Elizabeth Doty

of New Britain

of Southington

Dzen Farms

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