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Connecticut Science Center

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Child-Focused Science Center

This is definitely a child-focused education center in the area of science. Lots of hands-on... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Eva C
New Britain, Connecticut
Fun time - focused on children

I have been to other science centers in the USA and this one is definitely focused more on... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103-2802
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is definitely a child-focused education center in the area of science. Lots of hands-on activities to do for the kids to get a "feel" and "understanding" of science that goes with many things in life. Kids definitely enjoyed it. The time we were there,...More

Thank Eva C
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been to other science centers in the USA and this one is definitely focused more on children. Though it was fun and educational for adults.

Thank RGF-The1AndOnly
Reviewed 10 August 2018

I took myself and two teen girls and it cost over $80.00 for admission, including a very poor Butterfly Encounter, the room is very small and costs $6.00 admission! The 3D Movie which was the Backyard one, was just so so, I have seen better...More

1  Thank Teenzone
Reviewed 9 August 2018

My 10 year old and 7 year old sons loved this museum. They wanted to explore every nook and cranny, and were not ready to leave when it was time to go. It is nicely spread out so that even if it is on the...More

Thank _An0nym0usTraveler8
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Signs of wear and tear are all about from dirty exhibits to broken pieces. I was very disappointed this time around. The kids liked it but felt it needs a refresh.

1  Thank brynulf
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I cannot begin to say how much I appreciated how well this museum was laid out, how well the exhibits were designed, and how this institution worked to reach all members of my family from age 3 to 37. The exhibits touch on a wide...More

Thank NBtraveller1981
Reviewed 3 August 2018

My 9-year old and my 13-year old both loved this place and we ended up going three days in a row and I extended our visit to the area by an additional day just because they were so happy there...

Thank LifetimePlatnumElite
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Lots of hands-on exhibits and interactive displays. Great learning for all ages! Rooftop garden is one of the best (and least crowded) attractions at the museum. Several exhibits were "broken" or under construction during our visit. Butterfly display was a little disappointing (No benches to...More

Thank SundayMorning3417
Reviewed 20 July 2018

We took our granddaughter here for a mid-week visit. There are some wonderful things about it but we saw room for improvement. Kids are active here although sometimes it felt a bit chaotic. There is such opportunity for learning but I didn't see anyone actually...More

1  Thank agb427
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We took my nephew to The science center and I think we actually enjoyed it just as much as he did. It is chock-full of fun exercises very engaging and interactive. A must do for all Connecticut residents and visitors.

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Kay G
20 July 2018|
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Response from Mrsevilbeetles | Reviewed this property |
I’m 36 and I enjoy going to poke about and see the traveling exhibits and 3-D movies.
barb k
4 August 2017|
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Response from Gloria H | Reviewed this property |
It probably depends where you are traveling from. I would recommend calling the Science Center and asking them.
26 May 2017|
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Response from CT_Science_Center | Property representative |
Yes, there are lots of food options including an onsite SUBWAY Restaurant and Froyo World Frozen Yogurt. For your convenience there are vending machines with snacks and drinks and tables for guests who wish to bring their... More