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By Nora Ellen Groce,Lawrence C. Kaplan,Josiah David Kaplan

This ordinary consultant is helping mom and dad of kids with disabilities plan relatives outings in Connecticut which are stimulating and enjoyable. meant for kids who use wheelchairs or who've visible, listening to, or psychological impairments, it provides areas during the country which are simply obtainable and fairly priced and that require very little previous planning.

The entries are prepared by means of kind of task. They contain areas to work out animals (zoos, aquariums, hatcheries, farms); kid's museums; museums of nature, heritage, technology, high quality arts, and distinctive curiosity; areas of ancient curiosity; playgrounds; nature facilities and walks; theaters and acting arts; and weekend tours for the relatives. every one position or task lists place, instructions, mobilephone numbers, net info, hours, admission charges, short descriptions, and evaluation of accessibility through form of incapacity. The advisor is a useful source, aiding young children with disabilities (or, for that matter,...

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00. 00. 00. Children under 4, free. Description: Three floors of exhibits are dedicated to the life and times of showman P. T. Barnum and the circus world of the nineteenth century. The clothes and furnishings of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Thumb, memorabilia of Swedish singer Jenny Lind, ship models, weapons, Egyptian mummies, stuffed animals, an animated 3-ring circus, real circus wagons, and many other items collected by Barnum during his long, colorful career are on display. Special events: Special exhibits throughout the year.

Visitors using wheelchairs can enter through the front gate. Almost all the zoo is accessible, and most walkways are flat and paved. ) There are several small hills on the zoo grounds, but they should present no problem to families who come with a chair user. Children with visual impairments: The children’s farm area may be of particular interest to the child with a visual impairment. A volunteer is usually in the farm area with a “featured animal” that children can touch. If the family of a child with a visual impairment calls the zoo office (203-394-6563) in advance, zoo personnel are happy to try to arrange for more contact with some of their animals.

M. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission: Free (donation suggested). Description: The New Britain Youth Museum’s mission is to make children feel comfortable in a museum setting and excite their curiosity about what museums can offer. There are exhibits on natural history, local history, and cultures around the world. There is a small hands-on exhibit of toys, dolls, dollhouses, games, puppets, and more. This museum is affiliated with the New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park, located 5 minutes away (see page 118).

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