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STEM in a Box

Bring the fun of going to the Connecticut Science Center home with you. Introducing, STEM in a Box, a virtual after school program with materials provided. Get hands-on with three weeks (one box) of engaging science activities, interactive sessions with our STEM Educators, and some fun surprises. We are offering three separate, three-week, boxes that each have their own fun themes and science experiments. You can try one box or all three for an entire fall filled with excitement!

STEM in a Box:

  • Box 1 (October 5-23): Spooky Makers
  • Box 2 (November 2-20): Fall Food Fun
  • Box 3 (November 30-December 18): Winter Wonders
  • One box serves 1-2 children, recommended ages are 6-12.
    • You can purchase add-on materials to serve 1 additional child for $20 more.
    • A separate box must be purchased for every 3 children.
  • 3 weeks (per box) of themed STEM related activities.
  • One 60-minute virtual session with a STEM Educator and an accompanying hands-on activity per week.
    • For your virtual session you may choose Tuesdays at 3:30PM or 5PM, or Wednesdays at 3:30PM or 5PM.
  • All required materials (your box) will be picked up from the Connecticut Science Center. Sorry, we do not have the ability to mail any boxes at this time.

How does this work?

STEP ONE: Purchase either Box 1, Box 2, Box 3, or any combination of the three. A special discounted Bundle Box is also available and includes all three boxes.

STEP TWO: After your purchase our camp staff will be in touch with you through email where we will send you a short registration form and gather some basic information about your children. This is also where you will choose your virtual session day/time.

STEP THREE: You will be provided with several different pick up days/times to get your box(es) here at the Science Center. Simply pick up your box and get ready for three weeks of FUN! Sorry, we do not have the ability to mail boxes at this time.


Call: 860 520-2112
Email: groupsales@ctsciencecenter.org


  • All 9 weeks of Activities

    October 5 - December 18

    Bundle up the FUN with all three STEM Boxes, equal to nine weeks of hands-on science activities! You will get all the themes, all the experiments, all the FUN, and save some money while your at it.


Non-Member Box: $250
Member Box: $200

Purchase Bundle

BOx 1

  • Spooky Makers

    October 5-23

    With science, there are always tricks and treats abound. Join the STEM in a Box team for spooky making. We'll tinker with gears, motion, and lights as we build automatas, doodling robots, and spooky light-up jars to get into the Halloween spirit.


Non-Member Box: $100
Member Box: $75


BOx 2

  • Fall Food Fun

    November 2-20

    It's almost time for the most popular meal of the year. We're digging into food science and transforming your dinner table by building food grabbers to swipe snacks from family and friends and constructing marshmallow launching systems.


Non-Member Box: $100
Member Box: $75


BOx 3

  • Winter Wonders

    November 30 - December 18

    The temperatures are dropping. That means it's time for some winter fun. We'll engineer wintry structures, design light-up paper circuit cards, and build disappearing snow sculptures.


Non-Member Box: $100
Member Box: $75