Every visit to the Lutz Children’s Museum is exciting because exhibits change frequently and special programs are offered daily. Most exhibits and activities are designed for children aged two through ten.
The museum’s home is a former schoolhouse. Gallery halls were once classrooms, and the school auditorium is now used for classes, parties, concerts and special events. Downtown Manchester and the historical district are right down the road.
Main Street Exhibit
One of the exciting things about the Lutz Children’s Museum is that exhibits change often. Our newest exhibit places children on Main Steet in 1943.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt is in the White House and Glenn Miller is on the radio. Children visiting the museum will have plenty of opportunities for imaginative play as they shop, attend school, and return to a home set in the war years.
Central Connecticut has a rich farming history. Visitors will have the experience of visiting a local farm in the 1800’s.
Even the children have jobs on the farm. Milk the cow and collect eggs from the hens before you climb up to the hay loft to relax.
Special thanks to the SBM Charitable Foundation for their support of this exhibit.
Visit our chinchilla and about fifty of his closest friends. The Lutz Children’s Museum has trained and licensed staff to care for injured wildlife. These animals receive medical care, a balanced diet and lots of loving care. Animals are released into the wild when they are healthy again, but they can stay if their injuries are so serious that they can no longer care for themselves.
Children’s Art Gallery
Revolving exhibits of children’s artwork are hung in a hallway gallery along with occasional works by professional artists. We grateful to the artists who fill the museum with color and their art teachers who select and transport the objects d’art.
It is appropriate that we should encourage young artists and display their work. Our founder, Hazel Lutz, was an art teacher in the 1950’s. She loved to share her love of art with children.
Join us soon for a gallery opening. We will enjoy some classical music and tip a glass (of juice) to toast these celebrated young artists.
The main entry hallway holds displays from the museum’s extensive collection of artifacts.