Museum brings STEAM to Hartford neighborhoods

Catholic Charities and the Children’s Museum of West Hartford are teaming up to present a series of Family STEAM Days over the next few months. The 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)
Feb. 16, 5-6:30 p.m.
March 23, 5-6:30 p.m.
April 20, 5-6:30 p.m.
Institute for the Hispanic Family (45 Wadsworth St., Hartford; 860-527-1124 ext. 246)
Feb. 17, 2:30-6 p.m.
April 28, 2:30-6 p.m.
May 19, 2:30-6 p.m.
Parker Memorial Family Center (2621 Main St., Hartford)
March 30, 5-7 p.m.
April 10, 10 a.m.-noon
Southside Family Center (35 Groton St., Hartford)
Jan. 27, 3-5:30 p.m.
March 31, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

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

Special thanks to the Hartford Public Library, Roaring Brook Nature Center and the Institute of Museum and Library Services for their role in making this amazing program take place.