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

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Great for kids.

Went with my twin grandchildren who are 4. They had a blast. Lots of fun stuff for them to see and do. It is a bit pricey though. Around $22.00 for an adult more if you want to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Granby, Massachusetts
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Plantsville
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Recently visited with some of our grand kids and all had a wonderful time. Spent almost 5 hours, and we all enjoyed the exhibits immensely. The featured exhibit at that time was "Our Body" and it was very entertaining, humorous and educational. We participated in all the exhibits on all floors and were very impressed.

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New Britain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This facility is always on our summer "To-Do" list. They have areas that seem to remain the same year after year, and a few that are always changing. My children always have a blast. And they love that they can touch everything!

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Granby, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Went with my twin grandchildren who are 4. They had a blast. Lots of fun stuff for them to see and do. It is a bit pricey though. Around $22.00 for an adult more if you want to see a movie,$15.00 for kids again more if they see a movie. There is also a Subway shop there if you get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Definitely recommend! The movies are good and I can't stop coming back for the traveling exhibits. It's fun for kids and adults and there's always something new to see. But I don't recommend eating at the subway there. The lines are long the tables are dirty and the food is below average for a subway restaurant.

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Teterboro, New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

the price is ok the displays are not all working the atmosphere is quite nice the learning is only good if you direct the activities the interactive are mostly not very interactive have to go once and see movies though pricey are enjoyable

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Valence, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Like : everything, for kids (2, 4 and 6 years old) and their parents !!! Dislike : the total lack of amiability of the Subway's staff but we had no choice, there is only one food place iside the center.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

What a wonderful way to spend the day with the grandchildren. We had a blast. There is so much to see and do - it is even fun for an old guy like me. Not only are we having fun but learning a lot as well. Take the whole family!

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30 reviews 30 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Took our kid here to explore the dinosaurs, but ended up having extras for a lot of other cool stuff, such as exploring the earth and the Milky Way along with other normal science activities that you can find in anormal Science Center. This Science Center is very clean and spacious. The overall experience was excellent.

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Dayville, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We have a family membership and are thoroughly enjoying every minute. Our grandchildren (ages 4-9) have been twice with us and their parents, and our visits have been 3-4 hours long, with no whining or boredom. The movie is an extra $5 per person, but it is very well done and exceptionally interesting. Everything is hands on and kid friendly;... More 

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East Dennis, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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