West Hartford, Connecticut: Conny, the Walk-Thru Outdoor Whale

60 feet long, built of iron and cement in 1976, named "Conny." Spurts water from its blowhole. The sperm whale is Connecticut's state animal.

Children's Museum

950 Trout Brook Dr., West Hartford, CT
At the Children's Museum. I-84 exit 43. At end of ramp, turn right onto Park Rd. Turn left at the first intersection onto Trout Brook Drive. Museum 3/4 mile on the right; the whale is in back.
M-Sa 9 am - 4 pm, Su 11 am - 4 pm; closed M off-season
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Walk-thru Whale.

Walk-Thru Outdoor Whale

This whale is a part of the Children's Museum. Great place for the family and a staple in the town. Be sure to stop in for the museum, if not, West Hartford center is a walk away!

[Vladimir Rozvadovskiy, 07/09/2014]

There is a lifesize concrete whale who sits in front of the Science Center of Ct. Built in the mid '70s and refurbished.

[Ed Messenger, 07/09/2000]

The whale is actually outside of the Hartford Children's Museum -- and it's a walk-thru whale! Named "Conny," he is 60 feet long, built of iron and cement, and spurts water from his blowhole. The sperm whale is Connecticut's state animal.

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