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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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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Average fun, best attraction in Hartford for families

The water room is great for the under 7 crowd. Bring a change of clothes just in case! There are bathrooms in every exhibit area so look for those instead of returning to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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Hartford, Connecticut
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East Dennis, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A rather pricey day for 2 grandparents and 2 grandhildren with parking and excluding any food purchases.. The 3D Shark movie was a fizzle! So disappointing! Don't waste your money on it. Just a mediocre science museum. There are better ones for the same cost!

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East Hampton, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The CT Science Center is a great attraction for kids 2-12 (although 3-10 is even better). The first floor will keep your toddler busy - they wont want to leave the water kingdom that awaits. The rest of the floors (floors 2-4) are full of exciting, fun and interactive things that your kids will love. Stimulating, funny, etc - they... More 

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agawam
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a little pricey for some ($17?), but...there's hands-on "stuff" for the whole family, that'll entertain/interest everyone. My wife and I and grands have been there at least three times.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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26 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The water room is great for the under 7 crowd. Bring a change of clothes just in case! There are bathrooms in every exhibit area so look for those instead of returning to the lobby. We are members and enjoy going at least quarterly. It can get very crowded on weekends and holidays from school. The movies are not always... More 

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Berlin, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I think it is a bit over priced for the exhibits. Big spread out, but really not much there. Clean, well lit. Cafe okay. Parking easy.

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Connecticut
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13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience for a 6th Bday party! Great hosts, great Bday room, wonderful new exhibit. Also very reasonably priced ($300 for 30 people, kids + adults for members, 350 for non members).

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

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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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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