Museum brings STEAM to Hartford neighborhoods

Catholic Charities and the Children’s Museum of West Hartford are teaming up again to present a series of Family STEAM Days over the next few months. The free events will be at Catholic Charities centers in Hartford and will give children of all ages and their families a chance to take part in hands-on STEAM-related activities, see live animals, enjoy food, and more.

STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math. The activities related to STEAM are meant to give students exposure to the different fields by engaging in a creative process that relies on problem-solving and collaboration. It also inspires their curiosity.

Locations and dates of STEAM events are below:
Asylum Hill Family Center (896 Asylum Ave., Hartford; 860-244-9944)
March 20, 5-7 p.m.
April 17, 5-7 p.m.

Institute for the Hispanic Family (45 Wadsworth St., Hartford; 860-527-1124 ext. 246)
March 15, 2:30-6 p.m.
April 26, 2:30-6 p.m.
May 31, 2:30-6 p.m.

Parker Memorial Family Center (2621 Main St., Hartford)
March 19, 4-6 p.m.
April 3, 4-6 p.m.

For more information about each event, contact the Family Centers listed above or email or call 860-726-4015.

The Children’s Museum is a nonprofit educational institution that strives to inspire lifelong learning with experiential learning programs covering STEAM, health, nature, and the environment. It was founded in 1927 and is the fifth-oldest children’s museum in the U.S. Learn more at