A visit to the Museum of Connecticut History lets students discover the
events, personalities and objects that have helped shape our state, local and
national history. The following Teacher Tips will help make your visit more
enjoyable for both you and your students.
Before you arrive at the museum remember that no backpacks will be
allowed in the building unless they contain emergency medical supplies.
When you arrive at the museum please have the group remain outside
while your group leader notifies building security of your arrival. All
members of your group will be required to pass through a metal detector
before entering the building. (remember, we share our space with the Supreme
Court) A Supreme Court police officer will give you instructions regarding
the procedures for passing through the metal detector. Please make sure that
all members of your party pay attention to the officers instructions.
When you enter the building
please remember that this is a Library and Court area and staff members
expect a quiet environment to do their work. Voices and squeaky shoes carry
very easily so remind your students of this in respect of those working
In the Museum pictures are allowed and encouraged. Food, drink, gum
are not! Pests that snack on these might also snack on our collections
so the best way to keep them out is to keep food out. Also cell phones and
beepers are not allowed unless they are on silent mode. Finally, to keep the
museum and visitors safe no running or horseplay is allowed.
A museum staff member, if available, will greet your group in the
museum and provide a brief orientation for your group. Currently no
guided tours are available.
The museum is handicapped accessible. Please contact Patrick Smith at
860-757-6693 with any questions regarding this.