Connecticut Science Center

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250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103 250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford Directions
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    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    Closed
    Tue-Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Report | 13 days ago
The only downside was a couple of camp groups were brought in so made the wait at some of the exhibits pretty long for a non-camp kid. Plus parking cost me $13. I thought a bit high for a place like that
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Report | 22 days ago
plan on spending the whole day. if you have young children you may want to bring a change of clothes as the water room is wonderful. No suggestion on how to get them out of there!!
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Report | 23 days ago
We had an amazing time!! Just get there Early or make sure you have enough time to see all the floors and exhibits with time and not rushing through it. So much fun for kids as well as educational 😍
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Report | 25 days ago
Get there by noon to allow enough time to cover all 3 floors.
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Report | a month ago
Place was awesome...we all loved it
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Report | a month ago
Endless possibilities here...so much to do you don't know where you want to go next & explore more!! Great for the entire family!!
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Report | a month ago
Great place to vi
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Report | a month ago
Great place and nice workers except one worker said to us st 4:40 "just to let you know we're closing in 20 min and I have to clean this area" As a worker you don't need to hurry paying customers 20 minutes before your shift ends so that you can clean up your area. This is her job and clean up starts either when they are no customers around or af the facility closes.
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Report | a month ago
Check times of exhibits as the live pets were 11am-2pm, especially if you don't want to miss out. Wonderful time for the kids and the grown up kids too ;)
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Report | a month ago
went for the first time. so much things to see! spent 5 hours at the museum, the kids were very happy.
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Today, science lets children as young as 7 years old stand in the eye of a hurricane and fly over the surface of Mars—at least at the Connecticut Science Center. The multi-sensory Science Center encourages all ages to explore the exciting side of natural and man-made phenomena. Whether they're braving gale-force winds in the hurricane simulator or engaging with exotic critters in the live animal touch tank, visitors play an active role in the Science Center's more than 165 hands-on exhibits. In the Sight and Sound Experience, adventurers feel sound vibrations, experiment with lasers and movement, and see themselves in 360 degrees, whereas Planet Earth encourages them to probe for fossils in a real seabed core. Exploring Space journeys outside the atmosphere with moon rocks and an up-close visit to a black hole, before Invention Dimension, which features LEGOs, returns to Earth so that fledgling engineers can build their own amazing structure and test Rube Goldberg-style machines without calculating the effects of zero gravity.

Recently, the Science Center welcomed its newest resident: a sound-equipped animatronic dilophosaurus, whose reptilian movements and noises recreate the goosebumps felt during the species' starring role in Jurassic Park. Robotics also plays a central role in Forces in Motion, which introduces the fundamentals of engineering and design by letting visitors shoot a basket with the help of an enormous robot. The Science Center's dedication to machine life also extends to its programs with a summer teen robotics program and camps during school vacations.

Beyond the permanent exhibits, the museum is also a frequent stop for headline-grabbing traveling exhibits from around the country. The Science Center also houses learning areas suited to its smaller guests: in KidSpace, ages 3–6 splash in a water play area, experiment with a wall of magnetic balls, and test their object recognition in searching activities designed by I Spy author Walter Wick. Other child-friendly areas include Critter Corner, Lunar Lander, and Tiny Town—the latter consisting of giant foam building blocks. Beyond the exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater screens science-focused films, and four educational labs host special programs such as summer exploration camps and professional development for educators. On-site Subway and FroyoWorld restaurants, meanwhile, keeps visitors fueled. All of this adventure unfolds in the Science Center's sleek building, which honors its green architecture with a rooftop garden boasting panoramic views of Hartford.

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