Visitors with Special Needs

Upcoming Events

We want everyone to be able to enjoy the Science Center. That’s why we are lowering the volume and dimming the lights for our friends with sensory disabilities. All visitors will get the fun of the Connecticut Science Center plus tons of activities, arts & crafts, and LIVE Gallery Science Demonstrations without the usual loud sounds and bright lights. All are welcome!


Upcoming Sensory Friendly Days

  • Sunday, September 23, 2018
  • Wednesday, October 3, 2018
  • Sunday, November 4, 2018
  • Sunday, January 27, 2019
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • Sunday, September 22, 2019
  • Sunday, November 3, 2019
  • Presented by Miracle League of Connecticut

Sensory Friendly Day Pricing
Advance: $14
At the Door: $16.95
(1:1 aides are always free)

For school group rates, K–12 pricing, or additional information, please contact:
Brit Montmeat

Phone: 860.520.2112
Email: bmontmeat@ctsciencecenter.org

Sensory Friendly Guide

Accessibility

Our exhibits include elements that attempt to reach as many learning styles, levels of interest, and physical needs as possible through use of audios, visuals, closed captions on videos, tactile components, and personal interactions with Connecticut Science Center team members in the galleries.

For those who need it, there is a passenger drop off and pick up area in front of the building at the Columbus Boulevard entrance. There are also a limited number of wheelchairs for use on a first come, first served basis which can be obtained at the Security desk.

  • Seating and benches are located throughout the facility for your comfort and convenience.
  • Licensed guide and service dogs are welcome in the facility.
  • Infrared Assistive Listening Devices for theater presentations (available upon request.)
  • Exhibit display panels are positioned for comfortable viewing from a wheel chair.
  • If you need any assistance operating an exhibit, or have any questions while visiting the Science Center, please ask any team member (identifiable by uniform shirt and ID badge) and they’ll be most happy to assist you.

Please contact us if you have additional questions regarding the accessibility of our building.