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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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We have a large family so we have had a yearly membership for a few years now. The kids always have a great time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Science Center needs to implement a crowd control system like they do in Europe, Estimate what the optimum number of guests is that would allow for everybody to be able to enjoy and partake in all in the many interactive exhibits. As ten people leave, you allow 10 more in. You also install a time limit for "camps" or other... More 

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Belchertown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went with 5 kids ages 2-12 and they all loved it. 3D movie was a hit as was the dinosaur traveling exhibit and a sports exhibit. Have been twice now and plan to be back often!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We have a large family so we have had a yearly membership for a few years now. The kids always have a great time.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was a great time!! Dinosaur exhibit was so much fun. Grandson could push buttons to get the different dinosaurs to move body parts. Also the Space section was very interactive and fun for his age. (7)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a late review, but better late than never. My family & I visited CT science center in the end of May. Parking was breeze & so was purchasing the admission ticket. The price is incredibly high, and to be honest, I don't think it was worth the money. Before coming here, I did some online research, and was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I went to the Science Center with my summer camp kids and there were about 6 other LARGE summer camp groups booked on the same day. My children were pushed around and harassed by these other groups. How did this happen you ask? Their so called "counselor's" were paying no attention to their children which allowed them to act this... More 

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New Britain, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Connecticut Science Center has something for the whole family! Lots of hands on exhibits and experiences for everyone including the adults! They have great staff and good food! A must visit back to the past!

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

From water tables for the little ones, to a simulated space launch in a realistic capsule we think most families would agree. A bit pricey with a $20 + entrance fee, check Groupons they offer attractive discounts on occasion. 3D theater best for older children 5+. We intended to stay 2 hours and stayed 4+. Easy parking under the Center,... More 

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Bertram, Tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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Additional Information about Connecticut Science Center

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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