Court brings children to the bench for Judicial Day

The Judicial Branch of Connecticut’s government is gearing up for its fourth annual ‘Day Trips with Kids’ event, where children across the state can tour the state Supreme Court.

The day takes place July 11 and August 6, and features a slew of events such as tours and a workshop of famous Connecticut inventors.

The full press release is below.

4th Annual Day Trips with Kids at the Connecticut Supreme Court,
State Capitol, Legislative Office Building, Museum of Connecticut History & Old State House

             The Judicial Branch, in collaboration with the League of Women Voters, the Museum of Connecticut History and Connecticut’s Old State House, is sponsoring its 4th annual “Day Trips with Kids,” which provides an opportunity for children to have fun while learning about state government.

The program is scheduled for Thursday, July 11, and Tuesday, Aug. 6; on July 11, the Judicial Branch for the first time will offer tours in Spanish.  Supreme Court Justice Carmen E. Espinosa will conduct a tour of the Supreme Court courtroom in Spanish at 11:45 a.m., and a Judicial Branch employee will interpret at: the Legislative Office Building and State Capitol at 9:15 a.m.; the Museum of Connecticut History at 11:15 a.m.; and the Old State House at 1:45 p.m. Also on July 11, Justice Dennis G. Eveleigh will conduct three tours of the Supreme Court courtroom, at 9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.  On Aug. 6, Justice Andrew J. McDonald will conduct three tours of the Supreme Court courtroom, at 9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  A full schedule and information about the program may be obtained through the Judicial Branch website <> .

Activities for both days will include:

·       Connecticut Invents!  Discover many famous and not-so-famous Connecticut inventors and inventions during this hands-on activity, which uses objects and photographs from the museum’s collection of Connecticut industrial history.

·       A visit to the Legislative Office Building and State Capitol, a National Historic Landmark, where children will learn about the legislative process while viewing the House and Senate chambers and may also visit the Hall of Flags, where flags carried into battle by Connecticut soldiers are displayed.

·       An opportunity to meet a Supreme Court justice during a visit to the historic Connecticut Supreme Court courtroom, where the state’s most important legal rulings have occurred over the past century.

·       A visit to Connecticut’s Old State House, where Connecticut’s democracy was born.

The program is recommended for children ages 8 and up.  For further information,  please call the External Affairs Division at 860-757-2270. 

Chris Duray