The Connecticut Science Center will open early at 9AM on Saturday, February 24 & Sunday, February 25 for the Hogwarts Celebration of Science and Sorcery.
Tickets for this event are still available at our ticketing counter.  CLICK HERE for help with getting here or parking.

Energy City

Energy City

The Energize Connecticut Gallery

Energy City

Wind turbines, solar panels, hydropower and fuel cells are just a few of the alternative energy technologies you will discover in the newly-updated Energy City. As you tour this virtual city, add up the savings of “smart energy” behaviors, and measure how your energy uses affect our planet.

Exhibit Highlights

  • Map the paths of electricity through a model of a city, including some of Hartford’s most recognizable buildings.
  • Spin a crank to see which types of light bulbs are most efficient.
  • Tour the Energy Conservation House and take part in search-and-find activities.
  • Calculate your personal carbon footprint.


  • Energy City has been funded by Energize Connecticut
  • Technical support has been provided by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), a U.S. Department of Energy laboratory.
  • Household appliances provided by F.W. Webb Company/Frank Webb Bath Supply
  • Lighting provided by Connecticut Lighting Centers

Educator Resources

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