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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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Great for kids.

Went with my twin grandchildren who are 4. They had a blast. Lots of fun stuff for them to see and do. It is a bit pricey though. Around $22.00 for an adult more if you want to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Granby, Massachusetts
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Bertram, Tx
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

SO many things to see, interact with, and do. Not a read and look only museum. It is a hands on, have fun place to spend the day. We only had three hours and it was not enough to really enjoy it all. This place has something for every one...even mom and dad!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Being an engineer I am an advocate for advancing science/ engineering with young children. The CSM provides many hands on interactive stations to help make science more fun for children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

This science center was very interactive for children but also very enlightening for adults. The exhibits were very well designed so that there was space between them which allowed people to move freely without interruption to others who were engaged in their learning activity. All of the activities were safe for children. The staff were helpful and very prompt in... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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150 reviews 150 reviews
46 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This far exceeded my expectations! We took younger children (4 year old, 3 year old) who enjoyed it a simple level. In my opinion 4th- 6th graders would be the perfect target audience. Exhibits were colorful, well designed, explained clearly. I liked the sheer size of the museum (6 floors), the convenient but expensive parking, the sights from out the... More 

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Waynesboro, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

All exhibits are geared toward school-aged children. They should inform visitors of that, but that may cut down on the $22-fee payers.

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Plantsville
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Recently visited with some of our grand kids and all had a wonderful time. Spent almost 5 hours, and we all enjoyed the exhibits immensely. The featured exhibit at that time was "Our Body" and it was very entertaining, humorous and educational. We participated in all the exhibits on all floors and were very impressed.

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New Britain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This facility is always on our summer "To-Do" list. They have areas that seem to remain the same year after year, and a few that are always changing. My children always have a blast. And they love that they can touch everything!

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Granby, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Went with my twin grandchildren who are 4. They had a blast. Lots of fun stuff for them to see and do. It is a bit pricey though. Around $22.00 for an adult more if you want to see a movie,$15.00 for kids again more if they see a movie. There is also a Subway shop there if you get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Definitely recommend! The movies are good and I can't stop coming back for the traveling exhibits. It's fun for kids and adults and there's always something new to see. But I don't recommend eating at the subway there. The lines are long the tables are dirty and the food is below average for a subway restaurant.

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Teterboro, New Jersey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

the price is ok the displays are not all working the atmosphere is quite nice the learning is only good if you direct the activities the interactive are mostly not very interactive have to go once and see movies though pricey are enjoyable

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Additional Information about Connecticut Science Center

Address: Address: 250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT 06103
Phone Number: (860) 724-3623
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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