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Connecticut Science Center

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Homeschool Gold

We drove two hours to visit because of the homeschool family discount. I wish we had discovered... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hudson Valley NY
Child-Focused Science Center

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Eva C
New Britain, Connecticut
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  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103-2802
+1 860-724-3623
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove two hours to visit because of the homeschool family discount. I wish we had discovered this gem sooner. We arrived right at 10 am to beat the crowd that never came. I had read on the website to visit on a sunny weekend...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 11 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 10 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 9 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 7 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 4 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
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Kay G
21 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
5 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.
27 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