Connecticut Science Center, Hartford

#2 of 15 in Childrens Museums in Connecticut
Science Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The Connecticut Science Center is a nine-story museum located on the Connecticut River in Hartford, Connecticut designed by César Pelli & Associates. It opened on June 12, 2009. The building has a total 154,000 square feet (14,300 m2) including 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2) of interactive exhibits consisting of videos, audios, visuals, tactile components, programs, and live demonstrations.
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  • We had so much fun here! Our almost 5yo son had a ball with all of the hands-on bells and whistles! Yes, I said “hands-on!” If you’re still uneasy about covid and aren’t comfortable with life slowly.....  more »
  • We LOVE the science center! We try to go at least 1x/year, but this year we've been able to make it 2x so far. My 10 year old has loved this place since the 1st time we went years ago. This was the...  more »
  • It was awesome! We loves the human body exhibit, but it's probably going to give small children nightmares. But they would love the rest of the place. There are many hands on exhibits that are really informative and educational. Definitely worth a visit.
  • We had a great time. We were there for a kids birthday party which was very nice. Kids did cool stuff and then you get free admission to the museum/science center and there is lots to see and do. Like 3-D movies and a outer space section and a Lego section a robotic area. Gift shop. There is a subway located inside. And a nice patio/river walk overlooking the Connecticut river. And while we were there the special exhibit of the human body was there where they show all the muscles and veins and nerves in cross sections etc. so it was a busy day and we had fun. I think everyone did as well. And there was a ice cream with frozen yogurt also.
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