Upcoming Events

Story Time

Saturday & Sunday at 11:30AM and 1PM

Join Connecticut Science Center staff as they read fun, science-themed stories to your little ones. It is the perfect break for children 6 and under.

FREE with the purchase of General Admission or a Connecticut Science Center Membership.

Saturday & Sunday | 11:30AM & 1PM

Butterfly Encounter

Butterfly Encounter is an all-new, must-see destination within the Connecticut Science Center. Become immersed in a lush tropical habitat surrounded by hundreds of butterflies (at the most glorious stage of their fascinating life cycle) moving freely throughout the exhibit. Guests of all ages will be delighted as they experience 40-50 different species of butterflies through intimate interaction all set in a unique, custom-designed greenhouse. Separate ticket required.

Open Tuesday–Friday: 1–4PM
Weekends & Holidays: 11AM–4PM
Last entry at 3:30PM Daily
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Mark & Luanne Paley and Roger & Sondra Beit

Dream Big (3D)

Narrated by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges, Dream Big: Engineering Our World reveals the hidden world behind some of the most exciting inventions and structures from across the globe. Dream Big uses human stories to show the heart and the drive engineers have to make the world a better place. With spectacular footage shot in IMAX 3D, Dream Big celebrates inspiring stories of human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows the heart that drives engineers to create a safer, more sustainable future for us all.

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Bionic Me

NOW OPEN
Control a computer using the power of your mind, race against a Paralympian, and see how a bionic eye works in our new Traveling Exhibit, Bionic Me. This exhibit explores the inventive and ingenious medical and industrial breakthroughs that have helped enhance the human experience, and contains both hands-on and full-body experiences. Visitors to Bionic Me will be encouraged to think about the potential of clever technology and how it can change people’s experiences and interactions with the world around them.

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Curious George: Let's Get Curious

Swing into fun this summer with everyone’s favorite mischievous monkey, Curious George! Step into the whimsical neighborhood of Curious George in this exciting traveling exhibit that explores math, science, and engineering. You will have a blast exploring physics while mini golfing, take on engineering while designing a building, and so much more! Curious George: Let’s Get Curious is a museum within a museum where the fun never stops.

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Meet Curious George

Curious George is stopping by the Connecticut Science Center every Saturday & Sunday, 11AM-2PM, from June 16 through August 26. Meeting Curious George is included with your Science Center General Admission or Membership. After you meet everyone’s favorite mischievous monkey, you can explore his interactive, hands-on, neighborhood in his brand new summer exhibit: Curious George: Let’s Get Curious.

Weekends | June 16-August 26
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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Women in Science Saturday - Biomechanics: "A Leg to Stand on"

Women in Science Saturday with Aoife Ryle, CSC STEM Educator

Time & Location:Saturday, June 23, 11:00AM-2:00PM – Level 4 Bridge

Biomechanics: “A Leg to Stand on”

Learn how different joints in the body function and allow us to move. Use tools to measure our range of motion at different joints and investigate ways we help support and heal our joints when they are injured.

Saturday, June 23
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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Corporate Member Appreciation Weekend

We love our corporate members and their employees! As a special thank you, we are opening our doors to all employees of our corporate members for a special weekend promotion. As the employee, you will enjoy FREE General Admission all weekend. In addition, bring along your family for half-off regular rates. Mark your calendars now for a weekend of hands-on fun. Proof of employment is required.

To find out if your employer participates, check here https://ctsciencecenter.org/support/corporate-membership/.

Saturday, June 30 – Sunday, July 1

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Mess Fest

Celebrate all things messy at the Connecticut Science Center’s Mess Fest on June 30 and July 1.  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 or the special world-famous theater show Bubblemania with Casey Carle.

Most activities are included with General Admission or Science Center Membership. There is an additional ticket required for the Bubblemania show.

Saturday, June 30 – Sunday, July 1

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Casey Carle's BubbleMania Show

An extremely unique theater show combining high energy entertainment with artistic achievement, BubbleMania is loaded with visual comedy, quick wit, big band swing music and the untamed, often unbelievable qualities and beauty of spherical liquids. Casey’s creations grow from intricate and imaginative bubble art forms to “trapping” people inside bubbles!  ***Separate ticket required.***

 

Saturday, June 30:  11AM | 12PM | 2PM | 3PM

Sunday, July 1:  11AM | 12PM | 2PM | 3PM

Saturday, June 30 – Sunday, July 1

Summer Vacation Exploration Camps

Kids have FUN on school vacation at the Connecticut Science Center! Your child will love these hands-on day camps filled with fun and engaging science.
Summer Vacation Exploration Camp Dates:

  • July 9–13: Robot Carnival (Session A) *
  • July 23–27: Robot Carnival (Session B) *
  • July 16-20: Jurassic Hartford
  • July 30-August 3: Tour of the Planets
  • August 6-10: Muggle Magic
  • August 13-17: Lost Civilizations

Monday, July 9 – Friday, August 17

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Trailblazers Exploration Camp

This summer our Trailblazers Camp program returns with different camp sessions from July 23 – August 17. This camp program is for kids who will be entering grades 7–9 in the fall and would like to be involved with Summer Vacation Exploration Camps at a more advanced level. Trailblazers will also get the opportunity to participate in team building challenges, visit the galleries, and explore other science topics of interest. Registration is now open and space is extremely limited for this program.

Trailblazers Camp Dates:

  • July 23–27: CT Sci-Borg Solutions
  • July 30–August 3: Art-Sci
  • August 6-10: Robots Inc.
  • August 13-17: The Game Forge

Monday, July 23 – Friday, August 17

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Adult Coffee Club: Prosthetics and Bionic Me

Control a computer using the power of your mind, race against a Paralympian and try out an exoskeleton in our newest exhibit, Bionic Me. Our newest exhibit will encourage you to think about the potential of clever technology and how it can change people’s experiences and interactions with the world around you.

Joined by Abby Hoffman-Finitsis, MA, CP a professor of Prosthetics and Orthotics in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at University of Hartford, we will explore this subject and all the interesting and unique ways technology has helped humans in their everyday lives.

$15 per person general public, $5 per person for members. Adult Coffee Club admission includes coffee, tea, and admission to the Science Center & Butterfly Encounter.

For more information or to purchase tickets please contact Brit Montmeat | 860-520-2112 or e-mail bmontmeat@ctsciencecenter.org.

Tuesday, September 4
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Green Gala: Saturday Night Science Fever

Boogie over to the Connecticut Convention Center in support of the Connecticut Science Center’s mission. Enjoy a groovy night including dinner, cocktails, discotastic music and dancing, live and silent auctions, science demonstrations, and more in support of cutting-edge programs that inspire the next generation and future workforce of scientists, engineers, healers, educators, and innovators.

Saturday, September 15
6:30 PM – 12:00 AM
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Sensory Friendly Day

We want everyone to be able to enjoy the Science Center. That’s why we are lowering the volume and dimming the lights for our friends with sensory disabilities. All visitors will get the fun of the Connecticut Science Center plus tons of activities, arts & crafts, and LIVE Gallery Science Demonstrations without the usual loud sounds and bright lights. All are welcome!

Sensory Friendly Day is presented by the Miracle League of Connecticut.

Tickets are $14 online, in advance or $16.95 at the door (1:1 aides are always free).

For school group rates and information, please click here.

For more information, contact Group Sales Account Manager Brit Montmeat at bmontmeat@ctsciencecenter.org or call (860) 520-2112.

Sunday, September 23
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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Sensory Friendly Day

We want everyone to be able to enjoy the Science Center. That’s why we are lowering the volume and dimming the lights for our friends with sensory disabilities. All visitors will get the fun of the Connecticut Science Center plus tons of activities, arts & crafts, and LIVE Gallery Science Demonstrations without the usual loud sounds and bright lights. All are welcome!

Sensory Friendly Day is presented by the Miracle League of Connecticut.

Tickets are $14 online, in advance or $16.95 at the door (1:1 aides are always free).

For school group rates and information, please click here.

For more information, contact Group Sales Account Manager Brit Montmeat at bmontmeat@ctsciencecenter.org or call (860) 520-2112.

Wednesday, October 3
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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Sensory Friendly Day

We want everyone to be able to enjoy the Science Center. That’s why we are lowering the volume and dimming the lights for our friends with sensory disabilities. All visitors will get the fun of the Connecticut Science Center plus tons of activities, arts & crafts, and LIVE Gallery Science Demonstrations without the usual loud sounds and bright lights. All are welcome!

Sensory Friendly Day is presented by the Miracle League of Connecticut.

Tickets are $14 online, in advance or $16.95 at the door (1:1 aides are always free).

For school group rates and information, please click here.

For more information, contact Group Sales Account Manager Brit Montmeat at bmontmeat@ctsciencecenter.org or call (860) 520-2112.

Sunday, November 4
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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Adult Coffee Club: 15 Letter for Fun

Join us as we explore the fun and challenging world of puzzles. Who makes the crosswords that appear in the New York Times? Hundreds of people around the country, all of whom share a love of wordplay and puzzles. Take a look behind the scenes with Eric Berlin, a professional puzzle constructor who has contributed dozens of crosswords to the New York Times. He’ll demonstrate what goes into the creation of a successful crossword puzzle — from coming up with a theme, to making the grid, to devising the clues.

Eric Berlin has had dozens of crosswords in the New York Times, as well as in outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Games Magazine, and many more. He has created live puzzle events for the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, the Connecticut Library Association, and the Milford Public Library.

$15 per person general public, $5 per person for members. Adult Coffee Club admission includes coffee, tea, and admission to the Science Center & Butterfly Encounter.

For more information or to purchase tickets please contact Brit Montmeat | 860-520-2112 or e-mail bmontmeat@ctsciencecenter.org.

Tuesday, November 6
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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