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Connecticut Science Center

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Address: 250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103-2802
Phone Number: (860) 724-3623
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Special exhibit on work of Leonardo De Vinci

Wonderful exhibits with lots of hands-on activities for kids and adults. It is worth while to get the annual membership

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful exhibits with lots of hands-on activities for kids and adults. It is worth while to get the annual membership

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Connecticut Science Center is an incredible and engaging museum to say the least; our child was engaged virtually from beginning to end -- with just a 20 minute lapse or so -- during the 4 1/2 hours that we visited. The museum is not overly fraught with exhibits: Rather it balances just the right amount of hands-on interactive, visual,... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent activities for all ages. Everyone can learn something AND have a good time. Exhibits change frequently but the design and interaction is key to extended learning and retention. Highly recommend for a rainy/ snowy day activity in CT

Thank Kaceygirl
Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great visit with a three year old. Lots for him to do. His favorites: water play area, playhouse and garden, dinosaur dig, forces in motion, hot air ballon, and actually the exhibit on DiVinci which surprised me. We did the Creative critters live show versus the 3Dmovie as I thought it would be too intense for him.... More 

Thank jnip164
Farmington, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum has parking under the building and charges $3 for the first hour and $2 for each additional hour. At the lobby we meet Sheree Matchen who is extremely helpful in giving us special prices in tickets with both senior and veteran discounts. We first briefly visit the young children's exhibit across from admission for children under 6 years... More 

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Suffern, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the day we visited, there were things going on both inside, outside, and in the hallways, and there was a special event going on (Minecraft). Unfortunately, perhaps because of the 110 degrees outside, everyone decided to take advantage of the activities inside this air conditioned science center, so each activity was occupied, and some had lines. My son had... More 

Ellington, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We brought our 2 year old and meet up with other family members with 3, 4 and 6 year olds. Aside from the water station on the first floor and the music demo/drum circle, there wasn't much that interested the 2 and 3 year olds. The older ones had a decent time, but seemed to bore quickly. Maybe it was... More 

Thank elogan80
Muskegon, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the CSC, there was a DaVinci traveling exhibit of his inventions which worked and could be handled by visitors. Our kids enjoyed the Forces in Motion room and Sports lab. For creationists, such as myself, the Planet Earth video and exhibits in River of Life are based on evolutionary theory.

Thank 308reneem
Westfield, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a entire day at the Ct Science Center on one of our heatwave days recently with our pre teenage grandchildren and was awesome. Very easy to get to off hwy 91 w/parking garage which only cost us $4.00. The entrance fee is very reasonable, all employees very friendly & informative. We felt very comfortable security wise to let... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've visited this location twice. The 1st time was just my wife and I (we are both in our 20s). The 2nd time I took my mom, 6 year old brother and 9 year old sister with me. Both visits were very enjoyable. There are 4 floors and each is dedicated to a different theme. You can either work your... More 

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