The kids (11,10,7,1) and I enjoyed a wonderful day at the CT Science Center. We went on a Wed. and there was barely anyone there. The kids had a great time exploring the exhibits and watching Tornado Alley 3D in their IMAX theater.
The museum was very, very clean and well kept. Every exhibit was in working order. There was something to please every age group at each exhibit. A lot of thought went into the layout of the museum. The staff was very pleasant and helpful.
The museum is very easy to find with easy access on and off the highway. We parked in the main garage and I thought the rate was reasonable considering you're in downtown Hartford. It's right across the street from the riverfront. So next time, maybe we will continue our day out with a walk along the river.
We brought our own lunch. (Two of my sons have food allergies). They had a nice long table set up outside of the cafe for families who brought their own meal. The cafe looked good, and there is plenty of seating.
They have a fun water exhibit for the younger children with smocks to help keep their clothes dry. However, it was a good thing I had a change of clothes for the 1 year old. Another little boy dumped a bucket of water on my little one. He didn't mind, but he did need a change of clothes.
Restrooms are plentiful and very clean. They are conveniently located throughout the museum in each exhibit area with plenty of family bathrooms.
We are a homeschooling family and we take many "field trips" throughout the school year. We have visited many, many museums in New England and this will definitely be a museum we return to.
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