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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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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 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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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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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South Windsor, Connecticut
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have a membership because my son who just turned 4 has so much fun here. Go this summer and they have a Potato Head exhibit for the little kids!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We've been here many times but the first time for a bday party. The party organizers were awesome. The exhibits are always nice and well maintained.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

4 floors of things to see and do. If you have children under 7 save the water play area until the end and wear shoes and clothes that can get wet! There is a small but nice rooftop garden, space area, health section and sound area. The mr potato head traveling thing is cute but the area is too small... More

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Colchester, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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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