We are OPEN Tuesday-Sunday from 10AM-5PM.  Closed on Mondays.
A timed ticket must be purchased online prior to arrival.

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 time. Reciprocals (locations, dates, times) are subject to change at anytime and are never guaranteed with a Membership.

  • 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 Reciprocal

    October 1-31

    55 Coogan Blvd
    Mystic, CT 06355


    Please read through the instructions below to reserve and receive your FREE tickets to visit Mystic Aquarium. Our reciprocal with the Mystic Aquarium is valid from October 1-31, 2020 during their regularly scheduled operating hours.
    You MUST follow these instructions precisely as written below to get your tickets BEFORE your visit. Arriving at the aquarium without securing your ticket in advance will result in denial of entry. Mystic Aquarium has the right to refuse entry to anyone who does not follow the rules.


    • PRIOR to your visit. You must reserve your tickets online.
    • CLICK HERE to select your ticket date,
      or visit http://dates.mysticaquarium.org/ticket-calendar
    • Click “View Details” and then “Buy now” for the date you would like.
    • Prior to selecting a time enter the promo code on the top right of the page where it says “promo code” and then click “submit”. The promo code can be obtained by calling 860-520-2160 or sending an email to membership@ctsciencecenter.org. Calls and emails for the promo code will be responded to Monday-Friday from 9AM-4PM so please plan accordingly.
    • Select your times and add to cart.
    • If you followed the above steps, the tickets will appear as "$0" once they are in your cart.
    • Please present the tickets along with proof of your membership and a photo ID at the admission window when you arrive. Tickets must be reserved in advance, no exceptions.
    • This offer applies to those covered by your membership level up to a maximum of 6 people. Valid October 1-31, 2020 only.

    • Tickets will not be available onsite under any circumstances. If you run into any problems, you can contact the Mystic Aquarium directly by calling 860-572-5955 x233 or sending an email to membership@mysticaquarium.org.

      Please CLICK HERE to review Mystic Aquarium’s safety protocols before you visit.

    Upcoming Reciprocals