Group Visit/Outreach Reservation Form

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Welcome - 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. Our office hours are Monday through Friday between 9am and 4pm. We are happy to help!
 

Information about you

    Personal Contact Information

  • Secondary Contact Information

  • Organization Contact Information

  • Please use your organization's complete and/or full name.
    For example, if your organization is the John Q. Public Middle School, please type John Q. Public Middle School rather than JQ Middle, John Public Middle, JQP Middle, JQP Middle 5th Graders etc.
    Thank you for your assistance in keeping our database as clean as possible!
  • Outreach Location Information

 

Your Outreach Activity

    Logistics

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

  • Enrichment Programs

  • 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.
  • Classroom Programs

  • 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.
  • 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 stated NO on all of the Outreach Activities!
    If you would like to book an Outreach Program, please go back and select YES on one of the Outreach Activities (Classroom Program, Activity Stations, Assembly Shows)
 

Field Trip Logistics

    Date + Time Selection

  • September—April: Tuesday - Friday from 8:45am to 5pm
    May and June: Monday - Friday from 8:45am to 5pm
    July and August, or on a weekend: Open all week, 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.
  • May: 5/21, 5/22. 5/29
    June: 6/5
    Please consider requesting another date.
    Are these dates the only time you can come on a trip?
    Give us a call at 860-520-2150, based on your group size and requests, we can see if there is any way we could squeeze you in.
    (Last updated: 3/18/2015)
  • Arrival and departure times are in 15 min. intervals between 8:45am and 5:00pm
  • Transportation + Parking

  • Bus: Please note that there is no bus parking at the Connecticut Science Center. Buses are welcome to park at a 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.

    For additional parking info, visit CTScienceCenter.org/parking.
  • Participant Information

  • Please provide the approximate number of youth and adults that will be attending. Your headcounts may be adjusted at any time before payment is due — 30 days in advance of your trip.
 

Activities

    General Admission (Required)

  • $10 per person
  • $12 per person
  • 15 person minimum required to qualify for group rate
    $14 per youth
    $15 per adult
    • — Access to 165+ interactive exhibits in 10 galleries
    • — Admission to our Traveling Exhibit at NO CHARGE.
    Traveling Exhibit Schedule:
    • Note: The Traveling Exhibit Hall is currently closed for exhibit changeover through April 3rd, 2015
    • Upcoming Exhibition: Extreme Dinosaurs — Opens April 4th, 2015
  • Lunch

  • There is no charge but a reservation is required. If the lunch room is not available, you have the option to eat outside on the Riverfront Plaza which is directly adjacent to the Science Center (weather permitting!).
  • Riverfront Plaza is directly adjacent to the Connecticut Science Center's Plaza. Please note that in the case of inclement weather, the Science Center does not have any other indoor lunch venues for groups.
  • 3D Movies + Theater Presentations

  • Stand above the Arctic Circle and witness the most brilliant auroras on Earth. Ride a solar blast from the Sun's surface to Earth's Magnetosphere. Witness the most powerful explosions in the solar system - equal to a billion megaton nuclear bombs.
  • Take an extraordinary journey into space! The deepest reaches of our universe are brought to life with unprecedented clarity through real images captured by the world's most powerful telescopes.
  • Travel back in time to see dinosaurs come to life! Meet the plant-eating Argentinosaur, the largest animal to have ever walked the Earth, and its nemesis, the Giganotosaur, a carnivore who could easily challenge the famous T-rex. Travel into space to witness the movement of tectonic plates or the arrival of a comet that will seal the fate of the Dinosaurs. The action is intense and the landscape is out of this world!
  • This documentary highlights one of nature's greatest migration spectacles, a massive annual feeding frenzy where billions of sardines travel up to KwaZulu-Natal shoreline, known to locals at the Wild Coast. Wild Ocean examines the effects of climate change and over-fishing, revealing the economic and cultural impact of such phenomena.
  • It's a heart-pounding science adventure! Witness the birth of a tornado and feel the relentless strength of nature's elemental forces. Experience the adrenaline - and the science - of nature's most dramatic phenomena as you discover the beauty and the power of some of our planet's most extreme weather phenomena.
  • What you can’t see is all around you! Discover creatures and events that are too small, too fast or too slow to see with the naked eye. High-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy, and nanotechnology reveal an entire universe that has always been here—we just never knew it existed.
  • Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the great white shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Great White Shark explores the great white’s place in our imaginations, in our fears, and in the reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain.
  • A unique program format to engage your students in physics and introduce them to Newton's Laws. Combines live demonstrations with video and other imagery projected on the theater's 30' x 40' screen.
  • Explore wild habitats to discover why and how different creatures must adapt to their surroundings. Once you're an adaptations pro, you can create you very own clever, creative creature! After the show, all participants are invited to the River of Life Gallery to get up close and personal with some of our favorite critters and ask additional questions.
  • Discovery Center Programs

  • Classroom Programs

  • 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.
  • NEW! Discovery Space Lab Programs

  • Energy Through Time and Space takes you on a million-mile journey under our brand new dome! Investigate the invisible energy that holds the universe together and provides a sustainable climate for life on earth. Return to the beginning of our universe and travel a billion years into the future to discover how our sun and solar system will come to an end. This program is appropriate for grades 4–12.
  • Enrichment Programs

    • NOTE: Enrichment Programs are available only to groups arriving at prior to 9:30am.
    • Discovery Center Enrichment Programs use more sophisticated equipment and techniques than might be possible in a standard classroom.
    • These programs are difficult to schedule, especially during peak periods. Please contact Reservations to verify availability before making a selection.
 

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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.

    Discounts
    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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