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Membership Benefits

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Membership Benefits

  • Unlimited General Admission — ALL YEAR!

    Visit the Connecticut Science Center free for an entire year with no blackout dates.

  • Fully Tax-Deductible

    Connecticut Science Center Memberships are fully tax-deductible.

  • Flat Rate Parking

    Members receive $5 flat rate parking in the Science Center Garage when visiting the Science Center! Special rate applies only on days, and during the hours, the Science Center is open.

  • Rotating Reciprocals

    We have collaborated with some amazing local attractions to offer you free, or reduced price, admission to their venue for a limited timeframe or specific month. Look to the right to see what is available now or coming up next.

  • NEW Exhibit Previews

    Exclusive member-only preview events for new exhibits before they open to the public.

  • Special Events

    Join us for a whole year of exciting special events. Your admission to many of these events is already included.

  • Express Entry

    Members can skip the line during our busiest times with our member-only express lane!

  • $5 Movies in our Theater

    Immerse yourself in an unforgettable 3D film experience featuring the most advanced digital and audio technologies.

  • 10% Camp Discount

    Hands-on science enrichment through fun and engaging activities at a discounted rate!

  • 10% Birthday Party Discount

    We've got the formula for an astronomical birthday party at a discounted rate!

  • 10% Gift Shop Discount

    Take some fun home with you and save some money too! Show your card to save.

  • 10% Froyo World Discount

    Nothing beats a sweet treat to end a perfect day at the Science Center. Show your card to save.

  • Local Restaurant Discounts

    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!

    El Pollo Guapo26 Front St, Hartford, CT10% off food.
    Bear’s Smokehouse25 Front St, Hartford, CT10% off food.
    City Steam Brewery942 Main St, Hartford, CT20% off food.
    The Blind Pig89 Arch St, Hartford, CT10% off food.
    Ted’s Montana Grill35 Front St, Hartford, CT15% off regularly priced food.
    Vivo Seasonal Trattoria200 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT20% off lunch & dinner.
  • Current Reciprocals

    Mystic Aquarium
    March 1-31

    During the month of March, Connecticut Science Center members have the opportunity to visit Mystic Aquarium as much as they want as part of our Membership Reciprocal program. In order to get into Mystic Aquarium for free without any problems, you must follow these rules:


    • At least one of the Primary cardholders MUST be present and have a photo ID.
    • All Members MUST present either a temporary or permanent Membership card, or proof of purchase (email receipt) along with a photo ID.
    • Free admission will be provided for the number of people based on the level of the membership with a maximum of 6 persons being admitted for free.

      If you have a 10 person Membership, any additional guests (over 6) will receive $10 off their General Admission, per person, for the additional 4 people.
    • Mystic Aquarium reserves the right to deny entry to anyone who does not follow the above rules.
    • Mystic Aquarium cannot lookup any Connecticut Science Center Membership.
    • Replacement Membership cards or proof of Membership purchase MUST be requested at least 48 hours in advance of your visit to Mystic Aquarium through the Connecticut Science Center Membership Office.

      Call 860-520-2160
      Email: membership@ctsciencecenter.org

      The Membership office is NOT OPEN ON WEEKENDS. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9AM-4PM.

    Upcoming Reciprocals

    Beardsley Zoo
    September & October 2020
    Maritime Aquarium
    September 2021