The Connecticut Science Center is OPEN on Monday, October 12 (Columbus Day). See a full listing of our upcoming hours.

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Available Dates

September - April: Tuesday - Friday from 9am to 5pm.
May and June: Monday - Friday from 9am to 5pm.
July and August, or on a weekend: Contact us for availability.

Note: The Connecticut Science Center offers special stage shows and movies for school groups. More information about these options is located on our Special Shows for School Groups page.

General Admission: Explore the Exhibit Galleries

General Admission is required for Field Trips.

  • Over 165 exhibits in 10 galleries! Visit our Exhibits page to learn more.
  • We recommend allocating at least 2.5 to 3 hours in our exhibits.
  • Need help structuring your visit?
    • After booking your trip, schedule a complimentary visit for yourself and teacher chaperones attending your trip. Use this time to become acquainted with our facility and create structure for your visit. Please contact Reservations at least two days in advance of your potential complimentary visit.

Make Curriculum Connections

      Please review the Science Standard Matrices, available by grade level, on this page.
Admission Pricing and Policies

Available Options

Discovery Center Programming

Classroom Programs - $7.50 per person

  • Each of these programs model one 45 minute classroom period of an inquiry based series of lessons and use simple, inexpensive, and easy to obtain materials.

Discovery Space Lab - $9.50 per person (Limited Availability)

  • Our new Discovery Space Lab program, Energy through Time and Space, takes you on a million-mile journey under our brand new dome! Investigate the invisible energy that holds the universe together and provides a sustainable climate for life on earth. Return to the beginning of our universe and travel a billion years into the future to discover how our sun and solar system will come to an end.
  • This program runs for 60 minutes and is appropriate for grades 4–12.
  • Available beginning at 8:15am.

Enrichment Programs - $15 per person (Limited Availability)

  • Each of these programs give students a 90 minute hands-on experience in an advanced science concept using more sophisticated equipment and techniques.
  • NOTE: We can accommodate a maximum of 2 Enrichment Programs (25 persons each) per day.

Theater Programming

Movie: $6 per person | Stage Show: $6.50 per person

  • Choose from a 3D Film or an educational stage show
  • General Admission is required with theater programming

Lunch Options

  • Lunch space is available on a first come, first served basis. Reservations are required.
  • If your group does not have a lunch reservation, lunches can be eaten on the Riverfront Plaza, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, the Science Center does not have any other indoor lunch venues.
  • Boxed lunches may be ordered from SUBWAY® at least 10 days before your visit date. To take advantage of this option, select the option for SUBWAY lunches during the booking process.

For information regarding pricing, policies or procedures, click the following link.   Learn more