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Connecticut Science Center

250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT
(860) 724-3623
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Ranked #8 of 44 attractions in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
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Colchester, Connecticut
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96 reviews 96 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We went to the Connecticut Science Center with our two small grandchildren, ages 5 and 2.5. The day was a massive, if wet, success. We made the tactical error of starting in the water play section, a large rubber-floored area with a collection of very wet activities. Washtub-sized cylinders of water swirl into whirlpools that send plastic balls into the... More

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CT
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Wonderful center with activities for all ages. Plenty of hands on activities to keep the kids captivated. We have a membership which is SO worth it for anyone living within an hour. We can pop in for an hour here and there, which is great. The staff is very friendly and the facility is extremely clean. 2 thumbs up!!!!

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Tolland, CT
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84 reviews 84 reviews
36 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We've been going to the science center every year with our grandkids since it was built, and it never disappoints. This week we went to "MIndbender Mansion", a temporary exhibit filled with spatial puzzles. Science centers always make me feel stupid, as 10-year-olds all around me seem to know instinctively what to do at the interactive features. This exhibit took... More

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Putnam, Connecticut
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I went to the Science Center with my mom, my aunt & her daughter, & my uncle. We have a fun time. My cousin is 6 years old and she had a blast!! We all had fun even us adults. There are a lot of cool things to check out. I was very impressed.

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Essex, Connecticut
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I have my 8- and 11-year-old grandchildren (1 boy, 1 girl) visiting from Indiana, where they have a fabulous Children's Museum of their own, and they were very impressed. There's such a great variety of installations available for every child's interest, and these two kids, at any rate, found something to enjoy in every part of the Center. I found... More

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Two grandparents took two three year olds and had a good time. Would have been more stars but is was difficult to get staff to help with exhibits. There are a lot of staff people but at the time of our visit they were on their phones or hanging with other staff. the kids enjoyed the interactive exhibits. If hou... More

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Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

So much to see; so much to experience. Learning labs with hands on training for students and teachers. Family fun for all ages. A visit to the Connecticut Science Center is a day you will always remember.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This multi-floor building, with windows overlooking city and Connecticut River, has lots of hands-on activities for kids and adults. Special hall with changing exhibit... check ahead... but optional admission. Garage, cafeteria, gift shop, water play area.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

the building is unique and worth visiting anyway.kids spend time at each activity depending on their age and interest and there are 3 floors to see; it is not a science museum and not for adults but that seems not the goal;

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The medical exhibit was fantastic! Lots of hands on stuff and smiling kids. 3 d movie on the reef was beautiful. Good parking. Just vending machines on site.

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