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Connecticut Science Center

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Address: 250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT 06103
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+1 860-724-3623
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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We were able to park in the basement and take a lift up to the Science Center which is located across 5 floors, and has a 3d cinema at the bottom which you can include in your... read more

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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to park in the basement and take a lift up to the Science Center which is located across 5 floors, and has a 3d cinema at the bottom which you can include in your ticket (for this you choose a screening time). 3 lifts get you between floors, which was easy enough. We were advised to start... More 

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fairfield county, ct
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69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made our trip to the Connecticut Science Center because my daughter did not have time to try everything she wanted to when she visited with her class. There are great hands on opportunities and interesting displays. To get the most information, however, a lot of reading is required. For that reason, I would not recommend it for very young... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
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106 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place! I love it! My 4 year old had a blast. We attended a party and decided to stay longer. We went back to check out exhibits we missed. We enjoyed the interactive activities. We plan to go back to the 3D theatre!

Thank LD080801
Fairfield, Connecticut
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842 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to take kids of all ages. There are fours floors filled with lots of activities. My 3 yr old granddaughter had a great time. There was a little house to play in and and pretend vegetable patch to plant vegetables. There is also a large water table to play in. There is also a dinosaur... More 

Thank Gloria H
CT_Science_Center, Public Relations Manager at Connecticut Science Center, responded to this review

Gloria, Thank you for visiting and for your review. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my niece to the Connecticut science center on a Saturday. We spent about three hours there and it was sufficient time to see each floor and all the exhibits that sparked our interest. I recommend going earlier in the day on a weekend as I noticed when we were leaving it was quite busy. Most exhibits are pretty... More 

Chicopee, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I parked in the garage and the elevator brought us right into the museum. There are several floors with exhibit for all ages. One of the best museums our family has been to yet. There is a lobby with Subway and frozen yogurt, a 3-D movie and gift shop. Admission can be costly, however, most libraries had coupons for passes.... More 

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CT_Science_Center, Public Relations Manager at Connecticut Science Center, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting and for your kind words! We appreciate your support. More 

Hebron, Connecticut
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52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017

We took our 9 year old granddaughter here and found it very interesting and well done. Does not seem to be a great deal for "tots" but from 4 and up many great exhibits that they can take action with. Well supported by displays from Ct businesses. The vies of Hartford and CT river are incredible.

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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

They had so much to explore my daughter loved it. He went with the group the activities and staff was awesome! !!

Thank Tekeya H
Morris Plains, New Jersey
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45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

A variety of activities aimed for young children and a few for the adults, our family played here for about 4 hours (this includes our lunch at Subway within the complex). It was a bit packed for President's Day weekend, but lots of fun. Note that admission is free for kids 2 and younger, which was also a plus. If... More 

Thank mtdewytotoro
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

We have brought grandkids here several times. They are easily occupied with the water room and all the interactive stuff to do upstairs. In summer a walk outside with lunch is great.

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