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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Presented by:

Mark & Luanne Paley and Roger & Sondra Beit

Overnight Excursions

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit the Connecticut Science Center at night? Find out at our next Overnight Excursion! Explore our 10 exhibit galleries and settle in for the night at your favorite exhibit. You’ll experience exciting science challenges and activities, meet some of our favorite LIVE animals, see a 3D movie, and more.

Upcoming Overnight Dates:
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Overnights are $65 per person, $55 for members and groups. They are open to families and groups with children ages 5–12. For more information and to register, visit our Overnights page, call (860) 520–2117, or email overnights@CTScienceCenter.org.

Upcoming Dates
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Saturday, April 6, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 AM
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Sock Skating Rink

It’s snow much fun here at the Connecticut Science Center! Stay warm while enjoying one of the best winter activities; skating! No skates are required for this rink; just wear your coziest pair of socks to slide around. This is great for both the young and the young-at-heart. The Sock Skating Rink will be open through President’s Day and is included with the purchase of General Admission or a Connecticut Science Center Membership.

Friday, November 23 – Monday, February 18

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

2019 Technovation Challenge

Learn the basics of coding with App Inventor and brainstorm problems in your community. You’ll also have the chance to start prototyping your mobile app solutions.

All girls and mentors who are new to App Inventor and Technovation or just want a refresher for the season are welcome to come. Participating in these workshops is a great way for students to meet additional teammates and for mentors to pair up with teams.

Lunch will be provided and it is free to join for the day!

If possible, participants should bring:

  • Laptop
  • Android device
  • Signed waiver

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For more information, please contact:
Amy Sailor
asailor@ctsciencecenter.org
(860) 520-2163.

Saturday, January 26
10:00 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.

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

Sunday, January 27
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Science Straight Up: For the Love of Food

Do you LOVE Food? Join us at Hartford’s smartest happy hour to explore the connection between food and love with celebrity chefs, hands-on activities, science experts, entertainment, local vendors, and cocktails.

Friday, February 8
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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OPEN! For President’s Day

School’s out, and the Connecticut Science Center has the perfect formula for a day full of family fun! Join Mario the Maker Magician in an interactive show based almost entirely on recycled and homemade machines meant to inspire kids to nurture their own creative paths. The show brings together coding, magic, and robotics. The show will be presented two times at 11AM and 2PM and is included FREE with Connecticut Science Center General Admission or Membership. This weekend will also be the last you can slide around on our Sock Skating Rink and experience the magic of our Winter Wonderland Butterfly Encounter.

Saturday, February 16 – Monday, February 18

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Mario the Maker Magician

Join Mario the Maker Magician in an interactive show based almost entirely on recycled and homemade machines meant to inspire kids to nurture their own creative paths. The show brings together coding, magic, and robotics. The show is included FREE with Connecticut Science Center General Admission or Membership. This weekend will also be the last you can slide around on our Sock Skating Rink and experience the magic of our Winter Wonderland Butterfly Encounter.

Saturday, February 16 – Sunday, February 17

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

National Engineers Week

Today’s awe-inspiring wonders like skyscrapers, robots, and exploration on Mars are the result of engineers. Our lives would be very different without daily marvels like clean drinking water, computers, and cars. Come take part in the engineering design process through daily hands-on challenges to inspire students and encourage them to problem solve and see what innovative ideas they come up with.

Monday, February 18 – Friday, February 22

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

February Camps

Now registering for February Vacation Camp!

February Camp Dates:

  • Monday, February 18: LEGO Creator
  • Tuesday, February 19: Toy Designer

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.

Online Registration

Monday, February 18 – Tuesday, February 19

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Jungle Jim: Mousetrap Science

When the kids are off from school on Monday, join Jungle Jim for Mousetrap Science – an engaging show that uses balloon artistry to teach children how simple machines work. This one of a kind show combines math, science, and art. It also shows them that by using their imagination, they can build their own amazing inventions! This show is included FREE with your Science Center General Admission or Membership. This also kicks off National Engineer’s Week at the Science Center, highlighting special activities and programming designed to inspire problem-solving and innovation.

Monday, February 18
11:30 AM

Women in Science Saturday: When Germs Attack!

Presented by: Cleo Rolle, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biotechnology, Capital Community College
Observe how different classes of antibiotics work. Learn why antibiotics are effective against bacteria and not viruses!

Saturday, February 23
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM


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Real Bodies: The Exhibition

Opening March 1, 2019

Real Bodies: The Exhibition uses real human specimens to explore the complex inner workings of the human form in a refreshing and thought-provoking style. System by system, the Exhibition provides an approachable and fascinating insight into what’s happening inside every one of us. Real Bodies: The Exhibition also explores how elements such as breathing, hunger, the rhythm of the heart, and other essential body functions have deep cultural and emotional significance that reach as far back as the dawn of humanity.

Real Bodies: The Exhibition is on display March 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019 in the traveling exhibit gallery. Admission is included with General Admission or Science Center Membership.

Groups

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Friday, March 1 – Sunday, June 30

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Scout Day: NASA Space Day

Navigate a scouts-only scavenger hunt to earn an out-of-this-world Science Center patch! This is a BRAND NEW patch designed just for this day of intergalactic scouting fun. Tickets are $14 in advance and $16.95 at the door.

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

Saturday, April 6
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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April Camps

Now registering for April Vacation Camp!

April Camp Dates:

  • Monday, April 8: Lights, Camera, Coding!
  • Tuesday, April 9: Brain Games
  • Wednesday, April 10: Wild Amazon
  • Thursday, April 11: Survive on Mars
  • Friday, April 12: Science Center Speedway

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.

Online Registration

Monday, April 8 – Friday, April 12

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Adult Coffee Club: Brain Fitness

The Connecticut Science Center is excited to welcome back Dr. Sarah Raskin, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Trinity College, Dr. Raskin will lead a conversation and activities to help maintain cognitive function. Adults 18-108 are invited to learn how games, music, and diet all play a role in maintaining your mental sharpness. Following the event, enjoy full access to our hands-on exhibits and the Butterfly Encounter. Coffee and Tea are included.

$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.

Wednesday, April 17
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Summer Camps

Now registering for Summer Vacation Camp!

Summer Camp Dates:

  • July 8–12 & July 22–26: Robot Restaurant
  • July 15–19: Pirates
  • July 29–August 2: Animal Inspired Science
  • August 5–9: Episode IX: The Science Awakens
  • August 12–16: Agents of STEM

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.

Registration Opening Soon

Monday, July 8 – Friday, August 16

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Trailblazers Camp

Now registering for Trailblazers Camp!

Trailblazers Camp Dates:

  • July 8–12: Science on Screen
  • July 15–19 & July 29–August 2: Robot Restaurant
  • July 22–26: Shark Tank
  • August 5–9: Creation Nation
  • August 12–16: The Shape of Speed

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.

Registration Opening Soon

Monday, July 8 – Friday, August 16

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