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Connecticut Science Center

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Address: 250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT 06103
Phone Number: (860) 724-3623
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Average fun, best attraction in Hartford for families

The water room is great for the under 7 crowd. Bring a change of clothes just in case! There are bathrooms in every exhibit area so look for those instead of returning to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Wendy S
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Hartford, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

What a wonderful way to spend the day with the grandchildren. We had a blast. There is so much to see and do - it is even fun for an old guy like me. Not only are we having fun but learning a lot as well. Take the whole family!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Took our kid here to explore the dinosaurs, but ended up having extras for a lot of other cool stuff, such as exploring the earth and the Milky Way along with other normal science activities that you can find in anormal Science Center. This Science Center is very clean and spacious. The overall experience was excellent.

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Dayville, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We have a family membership and are thoroughly enjoying every minute. Our grandchildren (ages 4-9) have been twice with us and their parents, and our visits have been 3-4 hours long, with no whining or boredom. The movie is an extra $5 per person, but it is very well done and exceptionally interesting. Everything is hands on and kid friendly;... More 

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East Dennis, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A rather pricey day for 2 grandparents and 2 grandhildren with parking and excluding any food purchases.. The 3D Shark movie was a fizzle! So disappointing! Don't waste your money on it. Just a mediocre science museum. There are better ones for the same cost!

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East Hampton, Connecticut, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The CT Science Center is a great attraction for kids 2-12 (although 3-10 is even better). The first floor will keep your toddler busy - they wont want to leave the water kingdom that awaits. The rest of the floors (floors 2-4) are full of exciting, fun and interactive things that your kids will love. Stimulating, funny, etc - they... More 

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agawam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a little pricey for some ($17?), but...there's hands-on "stuff" for the whole family, that'll entertain/interest everyone. My wife and I and grands have been there at least three times.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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26 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The water room is great for the under 7 crowd. Bring a change of clothes just in case! There are bathrooms in every exhibit area so look for those instead of returning to the lobby. We are members and enjoy going at least quarterly. It can get very crowded on weekends and holidays from school. The movies are not always... More 

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Berlin, Connecticut
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I think it is a bit over priced for the exhibits. Big spread out, but really not much there. Clean, well lit. Cafe okay. Parking easy.

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Connecticut
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13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience for a 6th Bday party! Great hosts, great Bday room, wonderful new exhibit. Also very reasonably priced ($300 for 30 people, kids + adults for members, 350 for non members).

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Englishtown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This weekend was my second visit to the science center. I enjoyed every minute of it educational and fun for families. I went with my husband daughter son in law 3 yr old grandson and 7 month old grandaughter. We all had a great time. All the exhibits were engaging for young children and adults as well. Affordable and they... More 

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