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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Susan I
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Westfield, Massachusetts
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Westfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Thank Susan I
Connecticut
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank Dale J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It takes a while to get from SW Connecticut to Hartford (even with light traffic), but it is worth it to get there. There is an IMAX theater, several floors of exhibits, a rooftop garden, and so much more. The employees are very nice and helped to add on to the educational vibe. I recommend this to all families (especially... More 

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Thank lukesawyer985
Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a state of the art science center, complete with changing themes every few months - check the websites. Multiple movies in a comfortable theater. Snack bar, meals, gift shop, etc. Floors of exciting exploration. Go in the afternoon due to field trips - after 1pm is best - you will be fighting crowds in the morning.

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1 Thank DianeLovesDisney
New Haven, Connecticut
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Science Center has tons of exhibits and is really big. The Science center is a great place for science lovers and for little kids. There is a frozen yogurt place and a Subway restaurant inside the Center. Overall it is a clean enviroment.

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Thank Homa S
Middlefield, Connecticut
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been visiting the Science Center with our grand daughters for the past six years, and they have always enjoyed the experience. We spent about an hour in the temporary exhibit featuring working models of Leonardo DaVinci's drawings. Morgan had seen the original drawings in Florence, but she was thrilled to touch, work and explore the wooden models based... More 

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Morrisville, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty nice museum. Went with my 10 & 12 year olds and I think my 12 year old was on the cusp of being a little too old for it. Lots of hands on and interactive activities. My major complaint is that there were a number of summer day camps there and they do not staff the activity stations enough.... More 

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Thank NYC2VT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have 2 children ages 8 and 11. Both children were very interested and had fun learning.The design of the building and the views of Harford were great. Very clean and friendly staff. The parking was cheap $9.00 inside the same building was convenient. We traveled from Long Island to Connecticut and it was worth it!

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1 Thank skysthunder
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my 3 grandsons, ages 12, 10 and 5 and there was so much to keep children of all ages busy. We were there for over 4 hours. Also a good yogurt place right there in the lobby.

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place will keep you kids entertained for a few hours. There are lots of interesting things for the kids to do. I think it's geared more towards 8-12 yr old kids.

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