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February 2020

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises

February 8 @ 8:00 am - March 15 @ 5:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Saturday, February 8, 2020 Through Sunday, March 15, 2020 Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. This winter, climb aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft RiverQuest, a modern, environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. An on-board naturalist provides narration while you get an up-close view of the River. Coffee and use of binoculars…

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Homeschool Program: Migratory Animal Mini Series, Session One

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Take a boat ride on the RiverQuest and witness the winter visitors on the Lower River. Before we set out on the  River, we will inspect bird flyway maps and discover how birds are able make their migration journeys each year. Click on the following link to register: https://shop.ctrivermuseum.org/collections/homeschool/products/homeschool-february-11-2020-migratory-animals-1-registration

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Eagles with Brian Hess – Lunch and Learn!

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Eagles with Brian Hess - Lunch and Learn! Wednesday, February 12 12:00 - 1:00 pm Limited seating is still available. Please check in with our front desk. Thank you. Click Here for Lunch and Learn Series Information. Bring your lunch, spend an hour, and learn something new! Brian Hess is a wildlife biologist with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Brian will discuss eagle biology, the decline and recovery of this species and what is being done to conserve…

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Live Birds of Prey

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Essex Town Hall, 29 West Avenue
Essex, CT 06426
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Live Birds of Prey Monday, February 17, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am We join with A Place Called Hope, a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation organization, for our annual Live Birds of Prey show. Visitors get an up close look at several species of majestic raptors, including a Bald Eagle, and learn about the life-cycle and ecology of these animals. Come and learn what makes these birds of prey so uniquely interesting. Seating is limited please arrive promptly. This program is…

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Privateer Bash!

February 29 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Privateer Bash! Saturday, February 29, 2020 6:30 - 10:00 pm Avast! Don’t miss the Swashbuckling Party at the Connecticut River Museum “Arr” you in? Come down and show us your swagger on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 6:30 – 10:00 pm. Grab your sword, hoist your sails and get to the Privateers’ Bash, presented by Gosling’s Rum, at the Connecticut River Museum. Come in costume (or not!) and let off a bit of winter steam. Relive riverfront history at the…

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March 2020

Connecticut River Speaker Series – CT Women’s Hall of Fame – Votes for Women!

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Connecticut River Speaker Series - CT Women's Hall of Fame - Votes for Women! Tuesday, March 3 6:00 - 7:00 pm Members FREE. Non-Members $5.00 CT Women's Hall of Fame discusses Votes for Women and the fight for women's suffrage through the eyes of Connecticut's suffragists including the Smiths of Glastonbury, Isabella Beecher Hooker, and Alice Paul. Members reserve your spot here.  Non-Members reserve your spot here. Click Here for Lecture Series Information.

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Jessie Hull Mayer: An Independent Artist – Lunch and Learn!

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Jessie Hull Mayer: An Independent Artist - Lunch and Learn! Wednesday, March 11 12:00 - 1:00 pm Members FREE.  Members Register Here. Non-Members $5.00.  Public Register Here. Click Here for Lunch and Learn Series Information. Bring your lunch, spend an hour, and learn something new! Amy Trout, Connecticut River Museum Curator, gives an illustrated lecture on the life and art of this important Essex, Connecticut artist who painted views of the waterfront from the 1940s - 1970s. Seating is limited;…

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PROGRAM CANCELLED: Little STEAMers Series – Windy Day Pin Wheels

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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PROGRAM CANCELLED Little STEAMers Series March 16 – April 6: Mondays 10:00-11:30 am March 16, 2020: Windy Day Pin Wheels Children build and decorate a wind-catching pin wheel. Discussion includes the science behind what makes wind, and how the forces of wind can move objects and create energy. The Connecticut River Museum newest children’s program, Little STEAMers is open to children between three and five years of age, accompanied by a caregiver or adult. Little STEAMers offers children early exposure…

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PROGRAM CANCELLED: Homeschool Program: Migratory Animal Mini Series, Session Two

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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PROGRAM CANCELLED Tuesday, March 17, 2020 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Not only winged animals migrate, but so do scaly, slimy and four legged animals.  Learn about migrations of amphibians and reptiles and their amazing seasonal adaptions. Click on the following link to register: https://shop.ctrivermuseum.org/collections/homeschool/products/homeschool-march-17-2020-migratory-animals-2-registration

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PROGRAM CANCELLED: Little STEAMers Series – Make It Rain Science Experiment

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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PROGRAM CANCELLED Little STEAMers Series March 16 – April 6: Mondays 10:00-11:30 am March 23, 2020: Make it Rain Science Experiment Children participate in a hands-on science experiment while learning about the science behind what makes rain. The Connecticut River Museum newest children’s program, Little STEAMers is open to children between three and five years of age, accompanied by a caregiver or adult. Little STEAMers offers children early exposure to the themes in STEAM-based education: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and…

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