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What You'll Get
Learning about science in a museum is safer than experiencing it first-hand by accidentally combining paint thinner with an open flame or ingesting a science textbook. Embrace science and come away unscathed with today's Groupon: for $11, you get one combination ticket for admission and a 3-D movie at the Connecticut Science Center (up to a $22 value). The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday (open daily in July and August), with select Monday openings throughout the year.
With more than 150 hands-on exhibits, the Connecticut Science Center offers interactive amusement for visitors of all ages. Befriend our future electronic overlords at the Robots + Us exhibit, or explore the eye-healing, lecture-disrupting precision of lasers at the LaserLab. The Gallery Science hosts live demonstrations that validate science for skeptical children. The combination ticket also includes admission to one showing at the center's 3-D movie theater, which boasts a gigantic 1,200-square-foot screen. Visitors can experience a pilot's-eye view of all things aviation in Legends of Flight or feel the burn at 3-D Sun, which brings viewers within a wing's tip of the sun's surface without Icarusian consequences. See the movie schedule for complete listings.
The Connecticut Science Center's six-level, environmentally friendly building provides stunning views of the Connecticut River and downtown Hartford. Nourished on café fare and hearty doses of pure fact, museumgoers can spend an entire day increasing their contest-winning trivia cache. If one visit isn't enough, each Groupon also counts as $8 toward the value of a Premier Membership (starting at $75).
Wired magazine's GeekDad visited the Connecticut Science Center, which boasts more than 4,100 Facebook fans. Four TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl-eyes, and three Yelpers give it a perfect five-star average.
- The first test is the easier test. Is the Connecticut Science Center one of the best places to bring kids in Greater Hartford? Test passed. If you live in greater Hartford, you should bring your kids to the Connecticut Science Center. – Doug Cornelius, Wired
- Fun, educational, clean, easy to navagate [sic]. – GENXRR, TripAdvisor
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 12, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Seating based on availability. Not valid for feature length films. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Connecticut Science Center
With more than 165 hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events, the Connecticut Science Center offers endless exploration for children, teens, and adults. From physics to forensics, geology to astronomy, visitors have the sciences at their fingertips. The implications for Connecticut's science education are promising. The Science Center offers exciting tools to help educators and parents bring textbooks to life. Creating unforgettable experiences with science motivates students and visitors of all ages to enthusiastically embrace science at school, at home, and in their communities. With an attraction of this magnitude, exhibits rivaling the most unique in the world, programs with the potential to become national models, partnerships with a range of educational organizations, and involvement from global business leaders and benefactors, the Science Center is Connecticut's premier destination for informal science learning, and is well on its way to becoming the state's foremost Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) resource.