Second Saturdays for Families: Nature in My Hands
What is our relationship with the natural world around us? Look at landscapes from long ago and today to see how nature has been changed by artists and people. Construct a tiny terrarium to take home and watch funny and heartwarming family-friendly films that explore nature and all of her creatures.
*1-4 pm: Second Saturdays for Families Program
10 am-5 pm: FREE admission!
* Please note the change in program time due to the Hartford Marathon.
Fear of Flying
A bird with a fear of flying tries to avoid heading South for the winter.
2012. 9 min. Ireland. Directed by Conor Finnegan
When all else has failed, a young girl and her friends believe singing can help her sick camel back onto its feet.
2012. 11 min. Ethiopia. Produced by The Ragdoll Foundation
The Silence Beneath the Bark
The heartwarming tale of two creatures exploring a new world.
2010. 10 min. France. Directed by Joanna Lurie
One Plastic Beach
Richard and Judith Selby Lang have been picking up plastic trash from a California beach and using these found objects to create art.
2011. 8 min. USA. Directed by Eric Slatkin and Tess Thackara
Hartford Marathon Update
During the Marathon there WILL be highway access to the museum.
- From I-91 use Exit 29A
- From I-84 eastbound (towards Boston) use Exit 48B
- From I-84 westbound (towards Danbury) use Exit 50
$5 parking at the Front Street South Garage in the Spotlight Theater complex.
A parking map is available here.
Second Saturdays for Families are funded by Aetna. Additional support provided by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc., the Ensworth Charitable Foundation (Bank of America, Trustee), the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation (Bank of America and Alan S. Parker, Co-Trustees). Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.