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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Curious George: Let's Get Curious

SEE IT BEFORE IT’S GONE!

Swing into fun this summer with everyone’s favorite mischievous monkey, Curious George! Step into the whimsical neighborhood of Curious George in this exciting traveling exhibit that explores math, science, and engineering. You will have a blast exploring physics while mini golfing, take on engineering while designing a building, and so much more! Curious George: Let’s Get Curious is a museum within a museum where the fun never stops. Exhibit closes on September 9.

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Meet Curious George

Curious George is stopping by the Connecticut Science Center every Saturday & Sunday, 11AM-2PM, from June 16 through August 26. Meeting Curious George is included with your Science Center General Admission or Membership. After you meet everyone’s favorite mischievous monkey, you can explore his interactive, hands-on, neighborhood in his brand new summer exhibit: Curious George: Let’s Get Curious.

Weekends | June 16-August 26
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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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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Pipette by Numbers, Presented by Connecticut Science Center Genomics Educator Melissa Garafola

Use pipettes to create a pointillist style image of a DNA double helix. Handle equipment commonly used by individuals working in the Molecular Biology field and envision yourself a Scientist!

Saturday, August 25
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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Adult Coffee Club: Prosthetics and Bionic Me

Control a computer using the power of your mind, race against a Paralympian and try out an exoskeleton in our newest exhibit, Bionic Me. Our newest exhibit will encourage you to think about the potential of clever technology and how it can change people’s experiences and interactions with the world around you.

Joined by Abby Hoffman-Finitsis, MA, CP a professor of Prosthetics and Orthotics in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at University of Hartford, we will explore this subject and all the interesting and unique ways technology has helped humans in their everyday lives.

$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, September 4
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Green Gala: Saturday Night Science Fever

Boogie over to the Connecticut Convention Center in support of the Connecticut Science Center’s mission. Enjoy a groovy night including dinner, cocktails, discotastic music and dancing, live and silent auctions, science demonstrations, and more in support of cutting-edge programs that inspire the next generation and future workforce of scientists, engineers, healers, educators, and innovators.

Saturday, September 15
6:30 PM – 12:00 AM
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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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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 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.

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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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.

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

Showcase the research and work of 2018 CSEF winners who are also recipients of the Petit Family Foundation Women in Science & Engineering Award.

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