COVID-19


The Connecticut Science Center is currently CLOSED to the public due to public health concerns about COVID-19.


Dear Connecticut Science Center Community,

We are a science learning institution that exists to inspire our society to act in a science-minded way. When science tells us something, we must not ignore it. The best available scientific and medical information strongly informed the mitigation of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Connecticut Science Center has done what the science implied and closed our doors to the public on a temporary basis to reduce the potential of transmission. Now, as Connecticut and our country begin the process of reopening, we are actively working to adjust our environment so we can welcome you back into our exciting and safe museum. We are following all the public health guidance available to ensure our visitors will be safe when we reopen.

Our driving mission and instinct is to talk about science and everything that our society can learn from it in the unique and powerful venue that we operate. Our current public health crisis highlights the need for people to understand science, for young people to find inspiration in STEM careers, and for our community to have informed dialogue about science.

During our closure, we have created and offered content in online formats to families and teachers. You can find a lot of this content on our Blog. As we look to the fall and the new school year, we will continue to offer content online as well as in-person.

Please continue to stay safe and follow public health guidelines. And please remember that there’s one path forward – the life-saving power of knowledge. Together, we can find a way – Love science!

Sincerely Yours,


Matt Fleury
President & Chief Executive Officer
Connecticut Science Center

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Health authorities are monitoring the spread of the COVID-19/Coronavirus. While the impact on Connecticut is uncertain at this time, health officials are preparing, starting with recommendations to avoid or contain the spread of communicable diseases.

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Frequently Asked Questions

    Why is the Connecticut Science Center closing?

  • The Connecticut Science Center believes in acting on the best information science gives us. Social distancing is recommended by public health officials and experts to slow the spread of COVID-19, and that is best achieved by avoiding large gatherings. In the interests of supporting a national effort to combat COVID-19, the Connecticut Science Center is closed to the public.

  • Has there been a case of COVID-19 at the Connecticut Science Center?

  • There have been no reported or confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Connecticut Science Center including guests, employees, and vendors.

  • When will the Connecticut Science Center reopen?

  • The Connecticut Science Center will do what the science implies and close our doors to the public on a temporary basis to reduce the potential of transmission in large public gatherings and hands-on environments such as ours inherently is when filled with visitors. Once we are advised by public health officials from the State of Connecticut, we will reopen.

  • What is the Science Center doing to prevent the spread of germs?

  • The Science Center strives to maintain a clean facility and consistently receives high marks from our guests for the cleanliness of our exhibit spaces and restrooms. Our Health and Safety team frequently meets to review our cleaning protocols.

    In the wake of the public health concerns around COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have augmented cleaning protocols with a specific focus on areas and surfaces with frequent guest contact. Our “Clean Team” has been trained on best practices for preventing the spread of germs and viruses. In addition, our employees engage in frequent hand washing and encourage guests to do so as well.


  • Does the Connecticut Science Center provide hand sanitizer for guests?

  • The Connecticut Science Center provides hand sanitizer dispensers on every floor as a convenience for our guests. Sanitizers are filled with the recommended germ-killing products. While hand sanitizer is an accepted germ-cleaning method, health officials strongly encourage handwashing with soap and water as it is the most effective way to limit the spread of germs. Restrooms are plentiful and conveniently located on every floor and in every exhibition gallery.

  • What can I do to prevent the spread of germs and viruses?

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick If you have flu-like symptoms, stay home

Where can I find official information about the Coronavirus?

  • For more information and resources about CoVID19 and preparing for a pandemic, please visit:
    Public health Preparedness Pandemic Flu