The Connecticut Science Center will be OPEN Saturday, April 20, 10AM-5PM. We will be CLOSED on Easter Sunday, April 21.

Science Straight Up

The Connecticut Science Center’s new happy-hour events are for curious adults who want to have fun and expand their knowledge. At Science Straight Up, ages 21+ will explore socially relevant topics with hands-on activities, science experts, entertainment, and cocktails. Welcome to Hartford’s smartest happy hour.

Date & Time

Science Straight Up: Body Beautiful

Friday, May 3 | 5:30–8:30PM


EveryBODY is beautiful! Come celebrate the beauty inside each of us at Science Straight Up: Body Beautiful.

Join host, WFSB Meteorologist Mark Dixon for Hartford’s smartest happy hour. Explore the Science Center in a kid-free environment, including the blockbuster traveling exhibit Real Bodies. Learn about the latest beauty trends with experts in cosmetics, mens’ grooming, body modifications, fitness, nutrition. Plus, see the beauty of the human form with a dance performance by Sonia Plumb Dance.


Mark Dixon

WFSB Meteorologist

Aoife Ryle

Science Sunday STEM Scientist


  • Science Sunday LIVE with Mark Dixon and Aoife Ryle
  • Performances from Sonia Plumb Dance Troop
  • SFX Makeup Demonstrations with Tyler Green from Syfy's FACE OFF
  • Brockmans Gin Tasting
  • LIVE Science
  • Body Painting
  • Chair Massages with Prossage Wellness
  • Yoga Demonstrations with Fuller Yoga
  • Contortionist
  • Cool Sculpting Demonstration
  • Men’s Grooming Demonstrations with Gugliotti Salon & Spa
  • Tattooing Demonstration
  • Hula Hoop Fitness Performances
  • Aerial Yoga Performance
  • CrossFit Fitness Demonstrations


This event is 21+, photo ID is REQUIRED.

  • $5 Members & College Students
    $8 Corporate Employees
    $10 General Admission Online
    $12 General Admission at the Door
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Vendors & Presenters

  • Sonia Plumb Dance Troop
  • Brockmans Gin
  • Bears Smokehouse
  • Facecandy Art and Entertainment
  • Prossage Wellness
  • Fuller Yoga in Glastonbury
  • Hartford Marathon Foundation
  • Delmar Hotel MedSpa
  • Gugliotti Salon and Spa
  • Foxden Tattoo
  • Zoop Fitness
  • CT Aerial Yoga
  • Gugliotti Salon & Spa