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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. May be relocated in 2022.

Children's Museum

950 Trout Brook Drive, 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 accessible and outdoors, but tucked between two buildings.
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Conny, the Walk-Thru Outdoor Whale

Loved the water spout.

[Serena, 08/31/2022]

Conny the Whale.

Conny, the Walk-Thru Outdoor Whale


[Stu Clark, 01/08/2019]

Conny the Whale is 60 feet of kid-attracting iron and cement. He spurts water from his blowhole.

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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