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.

Reservation Request Worksheet

What would you like to book today?

  • A $100 deposit is required at time of booking during the summer months (July 1st through August 31st)
    After submitting this form, contact Reservations at 860-520-2150 with a Credit Card to secure your reservation.
    Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm.
  • If your group does not fit into any of these categories, please call the Reservation Center at 860-520-2150. We are happy to help!

Information about you

    Personal Contact Information

  • Secondary Contact Information

  • Organization Contact Information

  • Traveling Program Location Information


Your Traveling Program


  • In order to expedite the booking process, please provide us with three dates in case your first choice is unavailable.
  • Please choose a Traveling Program

  • Classroom Programs

  • Programs are 50 minutes. Up to 25 participants per session.
    We require tables and chairs, access to water and electricity, minimum of 10 minutes between sessions, and 15 to 30 minutes for set up and cleanup.
  • Pre-K Classroom Programs

  • Programs are 30 minutes. Up to 16 participants per session.
    We require tables and chairs, access to water and electricity, minimum of 10 minutes between sessions, and 15 to 30 minutes for set up and cleanup.
  • Activity Stations

  • Available for 25-100 participants per hour.
    We require a table for each station, access to water and electricity, and 15 minutes for set up/clean up.
    UV Beads or Polymers incur an additional $50 materials fee.
  • Assembly Shows

  • Available for groups of 20 to 250 participants.
    We require two 6' or 8' free standing tables and access to water and electricity. Please allow 45 minutes for set up and breakdown of program materials.
  • Family Science

  • Family Science is an informal science education program that gives children and their caregivers an opportunity to work and learn together. During Family Science events, children and caregivers work cooperatively in pairs and small groups to solve problems, and “talk science”. Explore 18 Hands-on activities that use easy-to-find, inexpensive materials, let families discover the ways in which science plays a role in daily life. With instructions available in both English and Spanish, these fun experiences build skills, confidence and excitement about science learning.
    Program requirements: 6ft/8ft tables, chairs, and direct access to water
  • You have NOT selected any of Outreach Activities!
    If you would like to book an Outreach Program, please go back and select one of the Outreach Activities (Classroom or Enrichment Program, Activity Stations, Assembly Shows, Family Science)

Field Trip Logistics

    Date + Time Selection

  • September—June: Tuesday - Friday from 9am to 5pm
    July and August: Open daily, 10am to 5pm
    Weekends: Open 10am to 5pm
  • You must fill out a new request for EACH date requested.
    You will see a link to return to the form on the confirmation page.
    One submission requesting multiple dates will not be accepted.
  • If you would like to book our Little Live Science Package for your Preschool, please select one of the following Tuesdays:

    September 19th
    September 16th
    October 3rd
    October 10th
    October 17th
    October 24th
    October 31st
  • Arrival and departure times are in 15 minute intervals between 9AM-5PM.
  • Transportation + Parking

  • Bus: Please note that there is no bus parking at the Connecticut Science Center. Buses are welcome to park at an outdoor lot on Market Street, and will receive driving directions from our staff. The fee is $10 per bus, and can be paid with exact cash or credit card at the automated pay station.
    Car: On-site parking is available for cars. The fee is $3 for the first hour, and $2 for each additional hour.
  • Participant Information

  • Please provide the approximate number of youth and adults that will be attending. Your headcounts may be adjusted at any time before you submit payment.

Field Trip Activities

    General Admission (Required)

  • $11 per person
  • $12 per person
  • 15 person minimum required to qualify for group rate
    Scout groups require a minimum of 10 people for the group rate.
    $14 per youth
    $15 per adult
  • Persons with disabilities (PWD) receive a General Admission rate of $11 per person. If an individual requires one on one assistance throughout their visit, their accompanying staff member will be admitted at no charge. Any additional persons or staff who are not 1:1 with a student/client will receive the rate of $11 per person.
  • — Access to 165+ interactive exhibits in 10 galleries
    — Admission to our Traveling Exhibit at no additional charge
    — Live Science Demonstrations, 10am-2pm
  • The Traveling Exhibit will be closed through September 29th. It will reopen with our newest exhibit on the 30th.
    Coming Soon: Alien Worlds & Androids
    — Opens September 30, 2017
    Coming Soon:
    Bionic Me
    — Opens Spring 2018
  • Lunch

  • It is free to reserve space in one of our lunch rooms. If indoor lunch space is maxed out, you have the option to eat outside on the Science Center's plaza, or on Riverfront Plaza which is directly adjacent to the Science Center (weather permitting).
  • Please follow this link to submit a Boxed Lunch Order form. You will also receive a link in your confirmation email.
    Please note that orders are not placed nor confirmed until both the order form is completed AND payment is received.
  • You are welcome to eat on the Science Center's plaza or on Riverfront Plaza which is directly adjacent. Please note that if you select this option and there is inclement weather, the Science Center can provide indoor lunch space pending availability.
  • Little Live Science

  • $10 per person
    9AM-12PM, select Tuesdays starting September 19th
    Cost includes admission to the Connecticut Science Center, Live Science Activities, and a walk through our Butterfly Encounter.
  • Wadsworth Atheneum Joint Field Trip

  • Cost includes admission to the Connecticut Science Center, as well as a tour at the Wadsworth Atheneum on the same day.
    Trips must be reserved at least 3 weeks before desired date.
  • 3D Movies + Theater Presentations

  • School Groups: $6 per person
    All Other Groups: $5 per person
    Movie trailers are available on our here.
  • School Groups: $6.50 per person
    All Other Groups: $5 per person
  • Butterfly Encounter Programs

  • 20 minutes - $6 per person, per program
    Each of these programs includes an immersive experience in our Butterfly Encounter exhibit.
  • Discovery Center Programs

  • 45 minutes - $7.50 per person, per program
    Each of these programs model one 45 minute classroom period of an inquiry-based series of lessons and all use simple, inexpensive and easy to obtain materials.
  • 60 minutes - $9.50 per person, per program
    Energy Through Time and Space takes you on a million-mile journey to investigate the invisible energy that holds the universe together and provides a sustainable climate for life on earth.
  • 90 minutes - $15 per person, per program
    Limited Availability

    Our Enrichment Program use more sophisticated equipment and techniques than might be possible in a standard classroom.
  • Program Selection


Additional Information


  • CT Schools Testing Schedule

  • Payment Information

  • A 25% deposit is required within 2 weeks of booking. (Exact amount will be included in your Booking Notice)
    The remaining balance is due 3 weeks prior to the date of your program.
  • Full payment is required 30 days prior to your visit. If you are unable to make payment that far in advance, please contact the Reservation Center to make alternate payment arrangements.

    Because groups enjoy admission fee discounts and partake in activities that are not available to the general public, Memberships (individual or corporate), discounts, and coupons are not valid.
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