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Connecticut Science Center

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Address: 250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103-2802
Phone Number: +1 860-724-3623
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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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EXCELLENT NO MATTER WHAT AGE YOU ARE

We visited the museum with our young nephews, and we were surprised that we wanted to be there for the entire day. Everyone enjoyed it, and it did not matter if you were young or... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
JDumont821984
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EAST HAMPTON, CT
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EAST HAMPTON, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum with our young nephews, and we were surprised that we wanted to be there for the entire day. Everyone enjoyed it, and it did not matter if you were young or old. For example, the water room on the first floor was great for the kids to explore, but the parents got into it too--trying to... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clearly designed for elementary school field trips. This isn't the Smithsonian, or New York Museum of Natural History or Boston Science Museum. Everything is on a third grade level with garish colors and big knobs for little hands. There are some interesting things and the place has potential but somebody decided that adults are not an important audience.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Connecticut Science Center with our granddaughter and she loved it. The place is exciting with different exhibits and hands-on activities on 4 floors. It's very exciting to see young kids enjoy learning with each of the hands-on exhibits. We spent 4 hours there including lunch and a 3D movie about dinosaurs which was very informative and exciting... More 

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27 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Depending on your interests you may really enjoy it. I'm so used to larger science museums that this science center was a little underwhelming for me.

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1 Thank Tim B
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18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We took the entire 5th grade from our school to the Science Center and all the students loved it! Their favorites were the space exhibit, the crash test exhibit and the Leonardo traveling exhibit. The museum does get a bit noisy- the acoustics are not good there and the elevators can get very busy when the museum is crowded

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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is a place for all ages. We have a membership and we go often. Getting the membership is the way to go...

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Connecticut, USA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

We were mostly. disappointed because despite some good science exhibitions, the spaces were too small, so it was difficult to enjoy anything as we were constantly bumped by other people.

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Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Good destination for elementary aged school children. Covers a very wide range of topics, certainly something for everyone.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We get a yearly membership and spend enough hours there to make it worth it. The kids have enjoyed it since they were 2yrs. Their favorite is the outerspace room, but the changing exhibit is fun to check out too. My husband will take the kids on a Saturday and be there for up to 3 hours. If you live... More 

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Greenfield, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I brought my grandson to the Connecticut Science Museum and was awestruck by the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit. The tank, the power saw, the flying machine...it was absolutely incredible to think that Da Vinci conceived those and many more ideas in his day and built working models of them. I LOVED it! My 9-year old grandson, for his part, was... More 

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