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Connecticut Science Center

Appropriate for all ages, it’s a day trip the whole family will enjoy. The 154,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility features more than 165 hands-on exhibits spanning four floors, plus a giant screen 3D theater, and a tropical Butterfly Encounter will round out your day of exploration. The Connecticut Science... Read More

The Connecticut Science Center is dedicated to inspiring lifelong learning through interactive and innovative experiences that explore our changing world through science. With more than 165 hands-on exhibits, a 3D digital theater, four educational labs, daily LIVE Science experience, a host of special programming and family events, and home to Connecticut’s only year-round indoor tropical Butterfly habitat – Butterfly Encounter. The Connecticut Science Center offers endless exploration for children, teens, and adults.

Our architecturally stunning building is a 154,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility overlooking the Connecticut River and conveniently located in downtown Hartford with easy access from I-84 and I-91 and easy on-site parking. You can easily spend most of the day here with top-notch amenities like an on-site SUBWAY restaurant for lunch and, Blue Chip Creamery for a cool treat. And before you leave, stop into our Gift Shop where everyone will find something fun to remember their visit, including a large selection of LEGO. The Connecticut Science Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing fun, quality family experiences and learning opportunities for visitors of all ages while enhancing science education throughout the state of Connecticut and beyond. Learn more, and start planning your visit, at

Pricing: Please visit our website for current pricing information

Other Amenities: ADA Compliant, Food/Beverage Services, Gift Shop, Groups Welcome, Guided Group Tours, Indoor Activity, Meeting/Event Facilities, Special Rentals

Dates of Operation: Open year-round – Please visit our website for current days and hours of operation.



250 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06103


REGULAR SEASON: September–June, Wednesday–Sunday, 10AM–4PM
SUMMER SEASON: July–August, Daily, 9AM–4PM

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