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April Vacation Programs

Hungerford Nature Center is offering a week of school vacation explorations. Each day will be a peek into our Summer Discovery program offerings. Spring will be here and we will be spending most of the class time outside exploring. Check out our daily listing and sign-up for as many days as fit in your schedule! Discounts available when signing up for the full week and for siblings.

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

Inclement Weather

If the New Britain or the Berlin Schools are closed. The Hungerford Nature Center and New Britain Youth Museum will be closed to the public and programs will be canceled.

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Hours for the Hungerford Nature Center

Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

(Last Admission at 4:30 pm)

The Hungerford Nature Center no longer does

wildlife rehabilitation.  

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

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New Opportunity for Homeschool Families

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

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

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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