Look forward to a year of exciting exhibit openings, 3D movies, special offers, and more with your Connecticut Science Center Membership! There’s always something new at the Connecticut Science Center. Join or Renew today and give your whole family a year they’ll rave about.

Membership Benefits

Unlimited General Admission for 1 Year
Free member previews and special events
Member Express Entry (Seasonal)
10% Exploration Camp and Birthday Party discount
Fully Tax-Deductible

FREE admission for the number of people on your Membership to Mystic Aquarium in March 2016; Mystic Seaport in May 2016; and Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo in September 2016!

Reciprocal Membership with Mystic Aquarium during March 2016

Members-only Parking Benefit

Presented by Capitol Region Development Authority
Connecticut Science Center members now receive $5 flat rate parking in the Science Center Garage when visiting the Science Center! Members must present a valid Connecticut Science Center Membership card to the parking cashier to receive the member rate. Special rate applies only on days the Science Center is open; members using the parking benefit must exit the garage by 6PM.

Eat in Hartford

We’ve been busy talking to local restaurants to provide great discounts. You’ll get discounts at 6 participating restaurants in Hartford. Just show your card to save!
Vivo Seasonal Trattoria20% off lunch & dinner
Ted’s Montana Grill15% off on any regularly priced food items. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
NIXS Hartford10% off food items; valid Monday–Saturday from 11:30AM-4PM
Infinity Hall Bistro10% off lunch, Wednesday–Sunday; Kids menu available
Bear’s Smokehouse10% discount on all food
City Steam Brewery/Café20% off all food purchases and $5.95 children’s meals; stop #9 on the DASH Shuttle
...and more!

Processing and Delivery

Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing and delivery of Membership cards. If you wish to visit before you receive your Membership cards, please bring your valid photo ID to the ticket counter to receive a temporary card.

Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferrable. At least one named member listed on the Membership card must be present and is included in the admission count when visiting. Named members must be over the age of 18 years. For your security, named members will be asked to show a photo ID when visiting. Admission privileges do not include visits with school groups or other group reservations. Memberships are exclusively for the Connecticut Science Center. We do not participate in any reciprocal membership programs or ASTC Passport.

Privacy Policy

The Connecticut Science Center respects and maintains the security of your personal information. Personal information is not shared or sold to any third party.

Membership Levels

Choose Your Level

Individual $75 (individual membership)
2 Person $115 (2 people per visit))
3 Person $145 (3 people per visit)
4 Person $180 (4 people per visit)
5 Person $210 (5 people per visit)
6 Person $245 (6 people per visit)
Up To 10 People $305 (up to 10 people per visit)
  • Individual Memberships are for one named member only.
  • For 2 Person Memberships and above, you may name two adults over the age of 18 as named members.
  • One named member must be present to visit using a Membership.

How does it work?

With 2 Person Memberships and above you may list up to 2 named adult members – those members must be over the age of 18.
Example: Considering a 4 Person Membership? This means a total of 4 people may enter per visit. At least one of these people must be a named member. Options include 2 named members + 2 guests, or 1 named member + 3 guests.

Caregiver Add-on: $30

This feature allows you to add a third name so that a grandparent, au pair or other caregiver may also use your Membership and visit with your children. (Available on 3 Person Memberships and above.)


Not sure if a Membership is what you want right away? That’s OK; try before you buy! Our trade-in option allows you to purchase General Admission tickets and then apply a portion of the ticket purchase towards the purchase of a new Membership. Plus, we offer $10 off same day trade-ups! But, if you need more time to decide, trade-ups with your original receipt are accepted 30 days after your General Admission purchase. The receipt from your General Admission sale MUST be presented at the time of trade-up!

Membership FAQ

Yes. Simply show your photo ID at our ticketing counter; our staff can look up your Membership for you. They will provide a temporary card for you to use in the gift shop and parking garage for the day. If you have lost your card, you can request a new one at the ticketing counter during your visit.
All Memberships (excluding Individual) allow for 2 named adults over the age of 18. As our Memberships are not restricted to single families, the two named adults do not have to live in the same household or be related, but each named member must be able to provide a valid photo ID at the ticketing counter during each visit. Only one of the named members must be present for the Membership to work.
No. One named member must always be present if a Membership is being used. If you’d like to send your children to the Science Center with a relative or babysitter, consider our Caregiver add-on option!
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No. Only one caregiver can be added on to a Membership, and the named caregiver may only be changed once during a year of Membership. If you need to change a named caregiver, please call the Membership Office at (860) 520-2108.
Yes. We fully support giving the gift of Science! You may purchase a gift of Membership online, at the ticketing counter, or over the phone.
While we do not participate in the ASTC passport program, we do occasionally partner with different area attractions to provide our members with more destinations to enjoy. To see who we are currently partnering with, view our Member Benefits. Membership Benefits
If you would like to upgrade to a higher level of Membership, you may do so at the ticketing counter during your next visit or by calling the Membership office. You’ll only pay the difference between your current Membership and any level to which you wish to upgrade.
Yes. You have 30 days from the day of your visit to apply a portion or all of your General Admission towards a Membership. You may apply the number of General Admission tickets that corresponds to the level of Membership you’d like to purchase. For example, if you purchased 4 General Admission tickets, you may apply all four tickets to a 4 Person Membership or above, but you may only apply 3 of those tickets to a 3 Person Membership, or 2 tickets to a 2 Person Membership, and so on. You will need the receipt from your visit in order to trade up. You can trade up at the Ticketing Counter or by calling the Membership Office at 860-520-2108.
No. We do not prorate any upgrades or add-ons. Any upgrade or caregiver add-on will expire on the same date as your original Membership purchase. If you are within a few months of expiring, you can choose to renew your Membership early at the higher level and have your new benefits begin immediately.
No. If you choose to renew early, your Membership will expire a year from the date that your original Membership expires.
No. Birthday parties and field trips have specific activities, programming, and space requirements that are included in the admission price, but are not covered by Membership.

Membership Contact

Connecticut Science Center Membership Office
250 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103
P: (860) 520-2160
Office hours: 9AM-4:30PM, Monday-Friday.

Mail-in Form

If you would prefer mailing in your Membership Application, please download and send the following form to the address below.
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