- Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 8:37 am
HARTFORD/STATEWIDE — Connecticut Open House Day, sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Tourism and now in its 11th year, is designed to showcase Connecticut’s diverse world of history, art and tourism. The annual celebration encourages residents to try new venues or re-visit favorite attractions and destinations such as museums, theaters, art studios, sports parks, spas and others by offering residents special incentives – including activities, free or discounted admission, free gifts, or special activities and exhibits.
- Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 11:06 am
Middle Gate Elementary School held its annual STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Night event for third and fourth graders on Thursday, May 21.
The event, organized by math/science specialist Jill Bracksieck and the school’s math intervention teacher Kristen Delgado, boasted many activities that allowed the students to learn about and explore science and math.
- Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 8:19 am
EverWonder Children’s Museum, an interactive, STEM-based museum geared towards children and families, is set to celebrate its grand reopening on Saturday, June 6, at its new 31 Pecks Lane location.
The grand opening celebration will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 am, free admission between 10 and 11 am, and half-price admission until closing at 5 pm. Visitors can expect pop-up science demonstrations, art and science activities, and specially scheduled entertainment throughout the day all while enjoying the new museum.
- Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 8:51 am
EverWonder Children’s Museum, an interactive, STEM-based museum geared towards children and families, is set to celebrate their grand opening on Saturday, June 6, at its new 31 Pecks Lane location in Newtown.
- Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 9:47 am
EverWonder Children’s Museum officially reopened to the public on April 4 for general admission, programs, field trips, birthday parties and summer camps.
Tamara Barry, executive director of the children’s museum on Pecks Lane, said the board of directors decided to reopen before the new space was fully renovated.
“With the high public demand, we decided to open with our current exhibits and some new ones, and make upgrades as we go forward,” she said.
- Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 10:51 am
The EverWonder Children’s Museum will reopen on Saturday, April 4, at its new 31 Pecks Lane location.
Business hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; and, beginning April 12, Sundays from noon to 5.
Guests can view the newest exhibit, Flight Lab, and returning favorites like the Ball Run and the Imagination Playground.
- Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 9:17 am
The EverWonder Children’s Museum will reopen for business on Saturday, April 4, rather than on the previously scheduled March 21 date.
Snow accumulation and water damage have delayed their opening, museum staff said this week.
- Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 8:51 am
A group of Middle Gate Elementary School students huddled inside a classroom on Tuesday, February 24, to participate in one session of the “EverWonder on the Road” after-school program.
Pam Fagan, Middle Gate Elementary School’s retired math/science specialist, has been returning to work with Middle Gate students and EverWonder Children’s Museum Program Coordinator Janis Hubina for the program.
- Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Head O’ Meadow third and fourth grade students and their family members participated in an evening event that highlighted STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities on Thursday, February 5.
The STEM night was a joint effort between the school, the Head O’ Meadow PTA, and the EverWonder Children’s Museum, which had staff members and volunteers attend the event.
- Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Now in storage, but ready to visit businesses in town is R. Hero, a 6-foot tall puppy Dalmatian sculpture. Its purpose is to celebrate local heroes, serve as a visual reminder of the traits of a hero such as courage, respect, honor and compassion for others, and encourage children to think, inquire, and wonder about the world around them.