Take the Kids to the Capitol
Monday, August 08, 2011
The Connecticut Supreme Court, State Capitol and Museum of Connecticut History are opening their doors to the kids on Thursday. The Judicial Branch, in collaboration with the League of Women Voters and the Museum of Connecticut History, is sponsoring “Day Trip with Kids” on Thursday,
The program is an opportunity for children to have fun while learning about our state government. They'll spend the day with you exploring the seat of state government through tours of Connecticut’s Supreme Court, State Capitol and the Museum of Connecticut History.
Activities will include:
• A scavenger hunt in the Museum of Connecticut History, where exhibits trace the growth of the state and its role in the development of the nation;
• A visit to the State Capitol, a National Historic Landmark, where children will learn about the legislative process while viewing the House and Senate chambers and also visit the Hall of Flags, where flags carried into battle by Connecticut soldiers are displayed.
• A visit to the historic Connecticut Supreme Court courtroom, where the state’s most important legal rulings have occurred over the past century.
Tours of the Legislative Office Building & State Capitol (approximately one hour in duration, tours start at the Legislative Office Building)
210 Capitol Ave., Hartford
Tour/Scavenger Hunt at the Museum of Connecticut History
231 Capitol Ave, Hartford
Visits to the Supreme Court courtroom (approximately one hour in duration)
231 Capitol Ave., Hartford
Lunch will be available for purchase at the Legislative Office Building’s cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The program is recommended for children ages 8 and over. For more information, visit www.jud.ct.gov, or call the External Affairs Division at 860-757-2270.