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Connecticut Science Center

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

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Kids love it

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lavina G
Hartford, Connecticut
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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I took our great, granddaughter to the Connecticut Science Museum in Hartford, CT and had the time of our lives. We wished that we had gone earlier in the day because there were so many interactive exhibits that we wanted to try. There was a temporary exhibit of Leonard da Vinci's designs and prototypes for inventions that... More 

1 Thank Peppersmom2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 August 22, 2016

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

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 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 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

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 

1 Thank MEEEK
Ellington, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 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 

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