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|After listening to a story, children work on a related craft project. Photo Credit Matthew Higbee|
The Connecticut Children’s Museum makes accessibility, in the broadest sense of the term, its highest priority. The exhibit rooms are designed to stimulate the unique interests and abilities of every child. There is a music room, a nature room with a glass enclosed beehive, a room with puzzles and logic games, rooms for reading and rooms for playing make believe.
Physically, the museum makes a special effort to accommodate children with special needs. All furnishings are compliant with American with Disabilities Act standards for children and all signs are duplicated in braille.
In addition, children of various backgrounds and income levels are brought to the museum on field trips, opportunities created through partnerships with schools and early childhood programs.
“What is most important for us is that every child can come here, and that we are ready for them when they come,” said Director Sandra Malmquist. Read more here.