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Carle Museum of Picture Book Art


Meet the Author: Javaka Steptoe

December 16, 2017 at 1:00pm 
Free with Museum Admission

Artist and author Javaka Steptoe won the 2017 Caldecott Medal for his book, Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Hear Steptoe discuss his research and art for Radiant Child, and what his year has been like following a Caldecott win.

Book signing to follow program. Can’t make it to the event? You may reserve signed books online or contact The Carle Bookshop at

Learn more about this and other upcoming events here.

CT Science Center

Butterfly Encounter

Open Tuesday–Friday: 1–4PM
Weekends & Holidays: 11AM–4PM
Last entry at 3:30PM Daily

Butterfly Encounter is an all-new, must-see destination within the Connecticut Science Center. Become immersed in a lush tropical habitat surrounded by hundreds of butterflies (at the most glorious stage of their fascinating life cycle) moving freely throughout the exhibit. Guests of all ages will be delighted as they experience 40-50 different species of butterflies through intimate interaction all set in a unique, custom-designed greenhouse. Separate ticket required.

Find out more about this event here.

New -York Historical Society


Little New-Yorkers

Every Tuesday and Friday. 3:30 - 4:15 pm.

Free with Museum Admission. Ages 3-5.  

Each class includes time with historic toys, a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, story readings, and a related craft project.

Each session has a different theme. To find out more, click here to look at the schedule!

Books for Kids