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Connecticut Science Center

250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 724-3623
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Ranked #9 of 44 Attractions in Hartford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
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Monroe, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The big challenges for any interactive exhibits are these: Are they interesting? Do they work? In the case of the Connecticut Science Center, the answers are "yes" and "mostly." We decided to make the hour drive on a rainy Saturday to entertain - and hopefully inform - our 8 and 10 year old children. They loved it! There are many... More

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Velp, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We had a cocktail reception throughout the building, so visited the exhibit a bit less. Very pleasant building; interesting architecture overlooking the river.

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This unusual looking building is one of the more recent additions to the downtown Hartford skyline. Located adjacent to the new civic center and a new hotel, it runs along the riverfront. Parking is available on the property itself. We visited on a Saturday afternoon and it was very busy with lots of locals and tourists alike. The exhibits are... More

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Niantic, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We've had a family membership for a couple years and we enjoy our visits every time. We go when new traveling exhibits come in, but still enjoy the permanent attractions. The water area on the first floor is great for younger kids, we were a little sad when our kids outgrew it. On the off chance that we're there on... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We recently discovered CT Science Center during one of our annual visit to Riverfront Dragon Boat Festival. CT Science Center has activities for children of all ages and exhibits are updated pretty often. There are restrooms on every floor, fast elevators for those with strollers, friendly staffs, and plenty of break areas for parents. Parents with small children who have... More

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Kihei
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

What a great day! The 4 and 5 year old grandkids (and four adults) had a wonderful time. The Mr. Potato Head Room was delightful and educational with many hands on activities for the kids. Even though the kids were a little young for the spelling game, they enjoyed jumping on the letters. They loved the space exploration and the... More

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Connecticut
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69 reviews 69 reviews
5 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went to the Science Center with our two grandsons. While not the Science Museum in Boston, the Connecticut Science Museum is well worth a visit for children and young teens. There are many hands-on experiments, particularly suited to younger children. The fifth floor astronomy/space exploration exhibit will interest those in their early teens. FYI there is a Subway restaurant... More

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Whitesboro, New York, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My kids loved this museum. Lots of fun activities for the kids. Only complaint was they had kids in "groups" which weren't being watched by their chaperons and they wouldn't give my children a chance to play. So we had to come back to different activities when the groups moved on. Bathrooms were Excellent--very clean.

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West Suffield, CT
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We have visited several times since it opened. My daughter loves it, but I find it small and get bored with it in very short order. The main areas have not really changed since it opened, with the rotating programs changing out some of the demonstration area. As compared to a museum the size of the Boston Science Museum, it... More

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Senior Reviewer
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A friend of mine and I took our kids here for the day. They had so much fun! The exhibits were great and very engaging. They loved all of the hands on activities.

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