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Connecticut Science Center

Address: 250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT 06103
Phone Number: (860) 724-3623
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Ranked #9 of 40 Attractions in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Manchester, Connecticut
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Way overpriced. Lots of broken exhibits. Misleading billboards. They don't always let kids in. Some events exhibits are closed so call Before you bring the kids.

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CT_Science_Center, Public Relations Manager at Connecticut Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Connecticut Science Center. We are sorry that you were disappointed with your visit on December 7. We were hosting a special event with an outside promoter which required a special ticket. Because of the event set up, some exhibits were not accessible. This was not a typical day at the Science Center but, we did... More 

Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I was so excited when the museum was going up! It's a beautiful building, interesting architecture great location at the rivers edge. The museum is geared to the young only. Has very little to offer for the size of the building and many of the interactive displays were out of order shortly after opening. I'm hopeful that it will survive... More 

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CT_Science_Center, Director of Marketing & PR at Connecticut Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Connecticut Science Center and for your kind words about the building. We are working hard to offer a variety of exhibits and events that appeal to visitors of all ages. Since your visit in January, we have made various improvements and additions to our offering of permanent exhibits. In addition, there is a traveling exhibit... More 

Ossining, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

With 10 and 6 year old kids, we've hit just about every science center and children's museum around. This is one of the best we've encountered. Great exhibits, fun architecture and terrific views. They do everything well, with informative permanent and temporary exhibits. My only comment, not really a complaint, is that I wish newer science centers like this one... More 

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CT_Science_Center, Director of Marketing & PR at Connecticut Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting. We appreciate the feedback and hope you'll visit again soon! More 

Florence, Ma
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We took a trip to CT science museum about 2 years ago when my son was 7. We took his 9 year old friend with us. They had a really good time. There was a lot to see and do. We live in Massachusetts but it was definitely worth the trip. I don't remember it being very costly either.

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Long Island, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This was one of the best interactive places I've ever been to. My kids had a fantastic time !!! The price was reasonable and at least on the day of my visit; it wasn't crowded. There were a few exhibits that even I couldn't understand, but a short walk to another floor resumed the fun. There was a Mr. Potato... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Took a trip to the science center. It's a cool place to visit for grown up and kids lots to learn, see and do. Very modern and Aesthetically a buetiful building inside and out. They have traveling displays that stimulate the mind and make you say hmmmm go see them sometime.

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Monroe, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The big challenges for any interactive exhibits are these: Are they interesting? Do they work? In the case of the Connecticut Science Center, the answers are "yes" and "mostly." We decided to make the hour drive on a rainy Saturday to entertain - and hopefully inform - our 8 and 10 year old children. They loved it! There are many... More 

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Velp, The Netherlands
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We had a cocktail reception throughout the building, so visited the exhibit a bit less. Very pleasant building; interesting architecture overlooking the river.

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This unusual looking building is one of the more recent additions to the downtown Hartford skyline. Located adjacent to the new civic center and a new hotel, it runs along the riverfront. Parking is available on the property itself. We visited on a Saturday afternoon and it was very busy with lots of locals and tourists alike. The exhibits are... More 

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Niantic, Connecticut
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We've had a family membership for a couple years and we enjoy our visits every time. We go when new traveling exhibits come in, but still enjoy the permanent attractions. The water area on the first floor is great for younger kids, we were a little sad when our kids outgrew it. On the off chance that we're there on... More 

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