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Connecticut Science Center

250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT
(860) 724-3623
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Ranked #10 of 44 attractions in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Science Museums
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Hartford, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Science Center has something for all ages. Your kids will love the wind tunnel ..... Make a day of it., take your time and enjoy your visit.

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62 reviews 62 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Very impressive displays and family-friendly environment. Great, educational and hands-on activities for children which is their target audience but we adults found it fun and interesting, too. Four floors of fun and great activities and displays from science to history.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I have been to the science center so many times that it would be sad if I DIDN'T leave a review. Very educational and very fun. Yes, I know I'm a geek for enjoying science but whatever. I don't have kids but I have seen a LOT of kids here and they all seem to love it. Its perfect for... More

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Lafayette, Colorado
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This could keep children amused, entertained and enthralled for hours. There is nothing to dislike. And the cafe/restaurant is inexpensive.

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Queens
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Took a trip here with our 3 year old daughter and she loved it. It is worth noting that it is very crowded but that's that surprising with how great this place it. It covers the bases from educational and entertaining from the toddler to a slightly older group. Not every area will appeal to every age (water area is... More

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West Simsbury, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We took a 4 year old visiting us and he never had to leave the first floor alone! There are so many hands on activities that are fun and that you can learn from that my wife and I went back another time just so we could take our time and enjoy ourselves.

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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I first went shortly after it opened and it was a bit sparse on exhibits; however, my recent trip back was much better. They definitely have more exhibits now! There is a water area on the first floor, so it may be worth packing some extra clothes for young kids.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The Connecticut Science Center has it all: fun exhibits, excellent staff, kids' activities, a movie theatre, vending machines, and a food court. We all had a great time. The video we saw, Tornado Alley, was fascinating. Have fun!

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West Haven, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Got my child to experience all these activities that are fun, which made learning fun! Exhibits were enriching and informative!

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Manchester, Conn.
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We live just 20 minutes away, but this was our first visit and now we'll return often. We were attracted by the temporary Bodies Revealed exhibit, which we loved, but the rest of the museum exhibits were terrific, and all of the interactive activities worked. We also enjoyed the 3-D movie about the fascinating monarch butterflies. Young children seemed to... More

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