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

Mess Fest

Date & Time

Mess Fest

June 29 & 30, 11AM–4PM


Celebrate all things messy at the Connecticut Science Center’s Mess Fest on June 29 and 30. Have fun inside and outside with bubbles, slime, rockets, and more. We’ll make things explode, experiment with dry ice, air cannons, and so much more —all in the name of science, of course! Plus, you won’t want to miss the Double-dare inspired Mess Fest Games. All activities are subject to change.

Most activities are included with General Admission or Science Center Membership.

WARNING! Our goal is to get as messy as possible, consider dressing down or bringing a change of clothes. Most activities are included in the cost of General Admission.


  • Slime Playroom
  • Extreme Air Show
  • Catapault Painting
  • Bubble Factory
  • Bubble Dance Party on the Plaza
  • Dry Ice Bubbles
  • Liquid Nitrogen Smash Show
  • Liquid Nitrogen Smash Zone
  • Science Showdown Show
  • Messy Arts & Crafts
  • The Mess Fest Games: Inspired by Double Dare
  • Extreme Reactions

Wildlife Encounters Animal Stage Show

You won’t want to miss a special larger-than-life stage show with Wildlife Encounters, where you’ll see animals you’ve never seen before. They’re so wild, you won’t believe they’re real. The skilled presenters of Wildlife Encounters offer an exciting show with a variety of unique animals. Animals may vary by show.

The Wildlife Encounters Show requires a seperate theater ticket.