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My 10 year old and 7 year old sons loved this museum. They wanted to explore every nook and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Could be great if updated

Signs of wear and tear are all about from dirty exhibits to broken pieces. I was very disappointed... read more

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250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103-2802
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took myself and two teen girls and it cost over $80.00 for admission, including a very poor Butterfly Encounter, the room is very small and costs $6.00 admission! The 3D Movie which was the Backyard one, was just so so, I have seen better...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My 10 year old and 7 year old sons loved this museum. They wanted to explore every nook and cranny, and were not ready to leave when it was time to go. It is nicely spread out so that even if it is on the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Signs of wear and tear are all about from dirty exhibits to broken pieces. I was very disappointed this time around. The kids liked it but felt it needs a refresh.

1  Thank brynulf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot begin to say how much I appreciated how well this museum was laid out, how well the exhibits were designed, and how this institution worked to reach all members of my family from age 3 to 37. The exhibits touch on a wide...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 9-year old and my 13-year old both loved this place and we ended up going three days in a row and I extended our visit to the area by an additional day just because they were so happy there...

Thank PlatinumEyes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of hands-on exhibits and interactive displays. Great learning for all ages! Rooftop garden is one of the best (and least crowded) attractions at the museum. Several exhibits were "broken" or under construction during our visit. Butterfly display was a little disappointing (No benches to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our granddaughter here for a mid-week visit. There are some wonderful things about it but we saw room for improvement. Kids are active here although sometimes it felt a bit chaotic. There is such opportunity for learning but I didn't see anyone actually...More

1  Thank agb427
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We took my nephew to The science center and I think we actually enjoyed it just as much as he did. It is chock-full of fun exercises very engaging and interactive. A must do for all Connecticut residents and visitors.

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Reviewed July 5, 2018

Great stop for tweens to blow off some steam - not as super as say the Boston science museum but nice for a few hours of distraction and A/C.

Thank MPBrooklaw
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Dramatic, modern building housing four floors of hands-on science activities for ages ranging from preschoolers to curious adults. I was challenged when driving south on Columbus Ave to find the parking garage hidden inside the science center building. It was easy to find the science...More

Thank Ted S
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Kay G
July 20, 2018|
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Response from Mrsevilbeetles | Reviewed this property |
I’m 36 and I enjoy going to poke about and see the traveling exhibits and 3-D movies.
barb k
August 4, 2017|
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Response from Gloria H | Reviewed this property |
It probably depends where you are traveling from. I would recommend calling the Science Center and asking them.
May 26, 2017|
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Response from CT_Science_Center | Property representative |
Yes, there are lots of food options including an onsite SUBWAY Restaurant and Froyo World Frozen Yogurt. For your convenience there are vending machines with snacks and drinks and tables for guests who wish to bring their... More