Renovation at Historic Birdcraft Museum
For more than 100 years, Birdcraft has served as a gateway to our region’s natural history. With a sanctuary for birds to rest, feed and nest, and a museum to place Connecticut’s birds and their habitats in the wider context of conservation, Birdcraft has provided enriching education experiences for generations.
Our renovation goal is to return Birdcraft to the forefront of the conservation movement and honor the museum’s rich history as the leading resource for engaging and interactive environmental learning.
The exterior and interior structural renovation was completed in 2014 and design of the exhibitions is ongoing.
The renovated museum will meld modern digital interactive exhibits with our historic past. We plan three main galleries: one focused on the evolution of birds and showcasing our historic collection; one on Connecticut’s vital habitats; and one that tells the story of how Citizen Science has influenced conservation in the state.
While the Museum is currently closed, the Sanctuary will remain open from dawn to dusk during the renovation period.