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Connecticut Science Center

Address: 250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT 06103
Phone Number: (860) 724-3623
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Ranked #6 of 37 Attractions in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Englishtown, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

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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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I was visiting the city for the weekend with my 2 children age 8 and 7. We opted out of the 3D movie there but wished we got it at the end of our visit. The center is 6 stories high with 2 sections on each floor. The center had all sorts of themed rooms to explore and learn about... More 

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Durham, Connecticut
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been here multiple times with a variety of age groups from my 18 month old son to my 5th grade class of 11 yr olds and this place is fun for everyone!!! There are so many hands on activities for all ages to enjoy. If you plan to visit with a younger child bring them a change of... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We enjoyed visiting the science center. Spent a good 4 hours there with a 7 & 9 year old. Very much geared toward the kids. Staff was very friendly and interactive. Seemed very clean & Not too overwhelming in size. Informative and hands-on. Our family really had a great day. The only negative was probably the 3-D movie, I would... More 

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Toronto, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

There isn't much to do in the downtown core of Hartford on the weekends but this science center is a pretty cool attraction that is great way to spend the afternoon. I went with my wife (no kids) and although some of the exhibits were meant for children, there was enough cool things to keep adults busy for 2-3 hours.... More 

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Manchester, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Haven't been there for over a year - shouldn't wait that long since they are always changing some things so there is always something new to check out. A bit pricy to get in but you can spend as long as you want there. Several floors and rooms to have fun in and also learning is great for kids.

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Troy, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Took my 3 boys ages 6yo, 9yo and 14yo here with grandparents. Had a nice visit though admission price is a little expensive. Only took about 2-3 hours to go through entire museum and visit different attractions. Once have seen it no since in going back.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We took our 3 girls here ages 13, 5 and 3. We went in March as we had our Mystic Aquarium membership so as a perk, admission to the CT science center was free that month. So we figured we'd give it a try and we were so glad we did!! As soon as you walk in there's so much... More 

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Let me start off by saying that we visited on a Saturday, and while there were plenty of people visiting I wouldn't say that it was "packed". Also, I didn't find any exhibits that were not working as other people have complained. We were spending a day from out of town, so I checked ahead and was able to print... More 

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Saugerties, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We had a great time with our 8-year-old and met a large group of friends with kids from 3-years to 12. Everyone had a super time. We were there for the whole day and no one was ever bored. There are lots and lots of hands-on exhibits.

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