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

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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Engineering Lab Exhibition

NOW OPEN
Explore 18 brand new hands-on experiences inspired by engineering from the past, present, and future. Create structures, hoist yourself into the air with pulleys, practice coding, create circuits, and much more. Get inspired and have a blast in this new permanent exhibition.

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Friday, July 27
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Homeschool Day

Join other Homeschool teachers and students as we kick off the school year with hands-on science and learning on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Enjoy 165 interactive exhibits, including the NEW Engineering Lab Exhibition. Experience the Science Center in a safe and social atmosphere that brings text books to life.

General Admission for this event is only $11 per person for Homeschool families. To purchase your tickets head to CTScienceCenter.org. A separate ticket is required for movies and the Butterfly Encounter.

For more information, please call Zac Zemantic at 860-520-2153 or send an email to zzemantic@ctsciencecenter.org.

Thursday, September 20
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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Community Day – Everyone Pays $5

We are welcoming the community to enjoy all 165+ hands-on exhibits, including the new Engineering Lab Exhibition, Presented by Stanley Black & Decker. See the Unseen in Science Alley. Take a break with Story Time at the Connecticut Science Center presented by ProHealth Physicians, or check out our Live Science Demonstrations. There will be no shortage of fun and the best part, all visitors pay only $5 for General Admission.

Saturday, September 22
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Family Harvest Day

It’s time to harvest the seeds from the Four O’Clock flowers. Join us in the Rooftop Garden for this popular annual event.

Learn about the State Children’s Flower and work alongside Science Center staff and volunteers from the Petit Family Foundation to harvest seeds from Michaela’s Garden.

The Four O’Clock seeds that are harvested are part of a massive propagation effort that supports Women in Science programs and encourages families and youth to become more involved in community service. Help us share the love!

Saturday, September 22
11:00 AM – 2:00 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 who will benefit from a quieter environment are invited as our special guests for the day! All visitors will get the fun of the Connecticut Science Center plus tons of great activities, arts & crafts, and LIVE Science Demonstrations without the usual loud sounds and bright lights. Create sensory lava lamps with our Teen Innovation Staff and explore more than 165 hands-on exhibits.

Enjoy bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles with Bubble Mania Jr.! Mr. Jim will be here performing his soap bubble tricks in 3 shows between 11AM-2PM where he will also be creating amazing bubble sculptures.

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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LEGO CODE: Connecticut, Grades 2-4

60 minute session at 9:30, 11AM, and 12:30PM

Included with Field Trip General Admission

Join LEGO® Education for an immersive hands-on workshop. Your students will have the chance to explore coding, critical thinking, collaboration and problem solving by participating in learning through play activities. During your visit, children will run building and programming activities with LEGO®Education WeDo 2.0.

These fun workshops are led by LEGO employee volunteers. Open to Grades 2-4, availability is limited and seats will fill quickly. Sorry, this program is not open to the public.

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

Wednesday, October 10 – Friday, October 12

Spooktacular Science Weekend

The Connecticut Science Center will get a little spooky and a little kooky for our annual Spooktacular Science Weekend! Have a ball at the ultimate Halloween party including trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, and spooky crafts. This year, the Science Center is going wild with a special appearance from PBS Kids superstar Nature Cat. Meet Connecticut birds of prey with Horizon Wings and see a larger-than-life animal stage show with Wildlife Encounters (separate ticket required).

Spooktacular Science Weekend is sponsored by Big Y World Class Markets. All activities are included FREE with Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. Kids under 3 are always FREE! Costumes are encouraged! Adult masks are not permitted. (Activities are tentative and subject to change).

Saturday, October 20 – Sunday, October 21

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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Overnight Excursions at the Connecticut Science Center

Can you imagine spending the day at the Connecticut Science Center? Now imagine being here when the lights go out!

Enjoy a rare opportunity to stay at the Science Center at night. Explore the exhibits, discover special programs and set up camp in front of your favorite exhibit during this exclusive after-hours experience. Don’t miss this memorable overnight adventure!

Call (860) 520-2117 (Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM) OR email overnights@CTScienceCenter.org for availability and to register.

Saturday, November 3 – Sunday, November 4

6:00 PM – 8:00 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!

Enjoy bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles with Bubble Mania Jr.! Mr. Jim will be here performing his soap bubble tricks in 3 shows between 11AM-2PM where he will also be creating amazing bubble sculptures.

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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Women & Girls in Science

Meet and connect with middle and high school girls from around the state who will showcase their winning research and projects from the 2018 Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair.

Be sure to stop by the Genomics Lab to hear from Dr. Kristen Govoni and students from UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources for some surprising answers to the question “Where does my food come from”?

All activities are included with the purchase of a General Admission ticket or a Connecticut Science Center Membership.

Saturday, November 17
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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