Friday, March 27, 2015

Homeschool Travels - Trash Museum

On a recent trip to Connecticut we were looking for something very unique.  A museum we had never experienced, and boy did we find it.  We had the opportunity to visit the Connecticut Trash Museum in Hartford.

We had a lot of fun!

There is a ton of hands-on activities for the kids to do.  They had a "garbage cave" that they kids could do a scavenger hunt in.  They had to find all the trash people have thrown away.

What products we can get from being responsible and recycling.

Information about the various types of landfills.

They had arts & crafts for the kids to do, using recyclable materials.

Other art made from re-purposed materials

More re-purposed art
Learning about the sorting process
They had a hands on sorting activity.
How to read your plastics
Information on composting

How they remanufacture/recycle materials such as plastic.

A huge bundle of paper
The sorting facility

Clothes made from repurposed materials

If you are in Hartford Connecticut, you must stop at this little jewel.  We learned a lot.  We are still working hard at recycling, and this helped the kids see how important it is.


  1. Oh my goodness, that is AWESOME! I want to go! What a fantastic way to learn about recycling, what happens to our garbage, etc. I am showing this post to my kids :) Thanks for sharing!

    I love your blog, Ill be following you as a fellow homeschool mom :) Check out mine if you ever have time

  2. Wow, that's really neat! How fun to find such an unusual resource. :)