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What to do with kids this weekend in and around Hartford

Read on to find about the tons of family activities to do this weekend in Hartford

Weekend Highlights for Friday, February 14 - Sunday, February 16 for the Hartford area:

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Friday highlights (click here for more on Friday, February 14)


Love our Animals Week at Roaring Brook Nature Center!  Join Roaring Brook as we celebrate Valentine's Week with our wonderful animals! Each day we make special Valentines for our animals and have a visit with the animal of the day. Your animal loving kids will have a ton of fun!


Valentine's Day Teddy Bear Tea Party at Imagine Nation Museum! Little ladies and young men are invited for a delightful tea party on Valentine's day! Come celebrate the ones you love and bring your bear friend! Meet "Teddy the Bear" and make new friends while creating heartfelt crafts.


Read it and Sleep at the Charter Oak Cultural Center. Read It and Sleep is a free monthly event! Parents and their children can enjoy snacks, hear a bedtime story and take home a free a copy of the book read at the event.


CONNECTIONS: A Storytime for Children with Autism at Enfield Central Library. Storytime for ages 3-6 running on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month, beginning February 14th and ending May 23rd @ 9:30 am This is a drop-in program. No pre-registration is needed.


Movie Matinee at the Hartford Library - Albany Branch. Come watch a movie and enjoy a snack with your family at the Albany Branch Library in Hartford.



Saturday's highlights (click here for more on Saturday, February 15):


ROMANTIC WILLIMANTIC CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL at Downtown Willimantic - Thread City Development. The 10th annual Willimantic Chocolate Festival is a chocolate lover's delight! Cake competition, chocholate chip stroll, Cupid Made Me Do It: Urban Scramble 2 mile race, cupcakes and Farmer's Cow ice cream, and MORE! Tons of Family Fun!


February Break is Shark Week at Mystic Aquarium!  It's all about SHARKS this February vacation at Mystic Aquarium. Take part in a shark scavenger hunt and stop by the Shark Encounter exhibit where you can reach in and actually touch a shark as it swims by! Vacation fun for kids!


Winter's Aweigh Means Free Admission at the Mystic Seaport!  All children ages 17 andunder will receive free Mystic Seaport admission throughout February Vacation Week, February 15-23, 2014. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.


Saturday Bird Walks at the Pratt Nature Center!  Bring your binoculars and do some exploring, talking about how the different birds might be dealing with the changes in the season. Build your birding skills at the Pratt Nature Center in New Milford! Aspiring bird nerds of all ages are welcome!



Sunday's highlights (click here to see what else is on our calendar for Sunday, February 16):


Winter's Aweigh Means Free Admission at the Mystic Seaport!  All children ages 17 and under will receive free Mystic Seaport admission throughout February Vacation Week, February 15-23, 2014. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.


February Break is Shark Week at Mystic Aquarium! It's all about SHARKS this February vacation at Mystic Aquarium. Take part in a shark scavenger hunt and stop by the Shark Encounter exhibit where you can reach in and actually touch a shark as it swims by! Vacation fun for kids!


Learn To Speedskate with the CT Speedskating Club! at SportsCenter of Connecticut. Learn to skate like anolympian at the CT Speedskating Club's FREE Open House at The Rinks in Shelton! Perfect for all ages and abilities, speedskating is a fast past, thrilling sport your kids will love!


The Puppet Playground at the Stamford Center for the Arts - Palace Theatre! at The Palace: Stamford Center for the Arts. Come be a part of an interactive puppet show that answers questions such as: “What is a puppet?” “How many types of puppets are there?” and “Just who are these Monkey Boys anyway?” Hands-on demos, performance, video and of course… amazing Puppets!


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