May 24, 2022

Connecticut River Explorations and Art Adventures Planned for April Vacation Week

Children age 7 to 12 years can take a river exploration and art adventure during April Vacation Week at the Connecticut River Museum

Essex, CT – This April school vacation week will be packed with plenty of adventure and exploration at the Connecticut River Museum.  Children age 7 to 12 are invited to join museum educators for a day or two, or the entire week, as they discover the many wonders of the Connecticut River.  Starting on Monday, April 9, River Journey will feature a hike along the riverbank, a river scavenger hunt in the galleries, exploration of maps and charts and a chance to create your own river landscape.  On Tuesday, April 10, Community Creation will be all about creating a design for a park or building along the waterfront while working together to build ideas for a waterfront town.  On Wednesday, April 11, River Exploration will feature a hiking quest, sketching discoveries and planning a river landscape while on Thursday, April 12 , Construction Crew will feature an architecture adventure through Essex Village and the Museum’s aerial photography and river mural galleries for inspiration to build towns and cities on a tabletop river landscape.  The April vacation adventures wrap up on Friday, April 13 with River Valley Roundup, a program where all of the artwork completed during the week will be assembled to create a final tabletop river landscape and scavenger game.

Each program runs from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.  A simple snack is provided, or kids can bring their own. The non-member fee is $30 per day or $135 for the week.  The member fee is $25 per day or $110 for the week.  Advance registration is required.  To reserve a space, download and mail in the registration form from or contact the education department at 860-767-8269 extension 113 or  The Connecticut River Museum is located on the Essex waterfront at 67 Main Street.