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Connecticut Science Center Events and Exhibits -  2018
 
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Celebrate the physical skill, discipline and sport of martial arts at the Connecticut Science Center! Join kids and families from across the state and beyond for martial arts demonstrations, origami with the Art Truck of Connecticut and a full day of hands-on fun with the Science Center’s 165 interactive exhibits activities. As a bonus, take a walk on Riverfront Plaza and see the famous Dragon Boats. There will also be a special showing of the fantastic animated adventure Kubo and the Two Strings (2D) at 3PM in the theater (extra ticket required). It’s going to be a great day of family fun.
Discounted admission is available for martial arts students in uniform and their guests. Martial Arts students will receive a Science Center patch for participation. Pricing is $14 per person purchased in advance and $16.95 at the ticketing counter on the day of the event. Students must wear their martial arts uniforms to receive discounted admission if purchasing on event day. Please note that visitors may not bring weapons or wear masks into the Science Center. To purchase tickets contact Brit Montmeat, Group Sales Account Manager, at bmontmeat@CTScienceCenter.org or 860-520-2112.


Petit Family Foundation Harvest Day
Saturday, September 22, 11AM – 4PM

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Help us harvest seeds from Michaela’s Garden, see your favorite plants and enjoy the beautiful views. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in interactive planting activities. Special thanks to the Petit Family Foundation. All activities are included with the purchase of General Admission or a Connecticut Science Center Membership. Kids under 3 are FREE! For more information call (860) SCIENCE [724.3623] or visit www.CTScienceCenter.org.

Curious George Exhibit 
Curious George: Let’s Get Curious! Presented by: ProHealth Physicians, part of OptumCare
On view until September 9, 2018, in the Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Exhibit Gallery

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Swing into fun this summer with everyone’s favorite mischievous monkey, Curious George! Visit the neighborhood of Curious George in this exciting traveling exhibit that explores math, science, and engineering. Explore 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. 
 
Inside the Exhibit:
Apartment Building - Operate wheels to move Curious George on pulleys from window to window. Climb the fire escape and climb inside to play with color, light and shadow.

Sidewalk Produce Stand - Play customer or salesperson and explore shape, sorting, weighing and counting with fruit and vegetables.

Construction Site - Design a building, make use of a bounty of building materials and get to work constructing different structures and using machines to move materials.

City Park - Enjoy the urban green space: rest or give a hug to a full-size Curious George and take a picture! Our youngest visitors will enjoy our busy wall activities for babies and toddlers.

Mini Golf - Use pipes, ramps, funnels, turntables, bumpers and force to experiment with physics and engineering as you putt through three holes of mini golf.

Space Rocket - Step up to the rocket Curious George took on his space adventure! Pose for a picture with George in his space suit and e-mail it home.

Farm - Take a vacation to the country and visit the farm. Experience cause and effect and use wind power to move yard art like whirligigs, windmills, windsocks, and wind chimes. Build your own whirligig or windsock and care for the farm animals.

Museum Within the Museum - Learn new things about Curious George when you visit the Museum within the Museum. Follow H.A. and Margret Rey’s work, the escape from France to safety during World War II that saved the Curious George manuscript, and Curious George throughout the years.
 
Curious George: Let’s Get Curious is included in the cost of General Admission or Connecticut Science Center Membership. For more information, visit CTScienceCenter.org or call (860) SCIENCE [724.3623].


Daily Movie Schedule Now Playing in the Hoffman Foundation Science Theater
 
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Immerse yourself in an unforgettable 3D film experience featuring the most advanced digital and audio technologies. Or settle in for one of our LIVE stage shows where science literally comes to life. Stadium seating ensures there isn't a bad seat in the house and the 3D action springs to life on our 30'x40' giant screen with 18,000-watt Dolby® sound system and 3D glasses that provide the absolute best cinema experience – sharper and brighter than anything you've witnessed before. You may honestly forget you're sitting in a theater.. Visit www.CTScienceCenter.org/movies for more. 

Movie Schedule

Special Schedule - August 18, 2018

3:00PM Kubo and the Two Strings (2D) 101 Mins PG

 Kubo and the Two Strings - From the acclaimed animation studio, LAIKA (Coraline) comes an epic original action-adventure featuring the voice talents of Academy Award winners Charlize Theron and Matthew McConaughey. Kubo mesmerizes the people in his village with his magical gift for spinning wild tales with origami. When he accidentally summons an evil spirit seeking vengeance, Kubo is forced to go on a quest to solve the mystery of his fallen samurai father and his mystical weaponry, as well as discover his own magical powers


Monday–Friday Now Playing

11:00AM Amazon Adventure (3D) 40 Mins All Ages
12:00PM Backyard Wilderness (3D) 40 Mins All Ages
1:00PM Amazon Adventure (3D) 40 Mins All Ages
2:00PM Backyard Wilderness (3D) 40 Mins All Ages
3:00PM Amazon Adventure (3D) 40 Mins All Ages
4:00PM Backyard Wilderness (3D) 40 Mins All Ages 


Saturday–Sunday & Holidays Now Playing
 
11:00AM Amazon Adventure (3D) 40 Mins All Ages
12:00PM Backyard Wilderness (3D) 40 Mins All Ages
1:00PM Amazon Adventure (3D) 40 Mins All Ages
2:00PM Backyard Wilderness (3D) 40 Mins All Ages
3:00PM Amazon Adventure (3D) 40 Mins All Ages
4:00PM Backyard Wilderness (3D) 40 Mins All Ages


Amazon Adventure tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates’ fascinating 11-year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science in the 1850’s. Audiences will experience the compelling clues Bates unearths in his major discovery of the phenomenon of mimicry, whereby certain animals adopt the look of others that helps them deceive predators and gain an advantage to survive.

Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses – in our own backyards. The film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife images and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and pond bottom, to reveal its inhabitants in rare and breathtaking intimacy.

 
 
 
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The Connecticut Science Center, opening June 12 in downtown Hartford, will spark creative imagination and an appreciation for science by immersing visitors in fun and educational hands-on, minds-on interactive experiences.  Visitors will experience over 150 exhibits in ten galleries and a range of topics, including space and earth sciences, physical sciences, biology, the Connecticut River watershed, Connecticut inventors and innovations, a children’s gallery, and much more.  Other visitor amenities include four educational labs, a 200-seat 3D digital cinema, function room, gift store and café, and ongoing events and lectures for all ages. The Science Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing science education throughout the state of Connecticut, providing learning opportunities for students and adults of all ages, and engaging the community in scientific exploration. Information at www.CTScienceCenter.org.

 
 
The Science Center is completely wheelchair accessible.  Students taking part in the summer camps will be moving through different areas of the Science Center.  The theater is equipped with a system for the hearing impaired.  In most instances they are able to provide one-on-one assistance when needed.
 
 
You’ve got plenty of ways to get here, including several public transit options that can lower your carbon footprint. For those who love the thrill of driving, the Connecticut Science Center is located at the corner of Columbus Boulevard and Grove Street, with easy access from I-84 and I-91.
 
Our street address is:
250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT, 06103.
 
Hartford has ample parking!  An on-site parking garage is available, located at the corner of Grove St. and Columbus Blvd. We suggest visitors to the Science Center have an alternate parking plan in mind, especially during summer weekdays and school vacations.
 
From the East
Take I-84 heading west into Hartford. Merge onto Route 2 west via EXIT 54 on the LEFT toward DOWNTOWN HARTFORD (0.6 mi). Route 2 becomes FOUNDERS BRIDGE (0.2 mi). FOUNDERS BRIDGE becomes STATE ST (0.1 mi). Turn LEFT onto COLUMBUS BLVD (0.1 mi). The Connecticut Science Center is on the left
 
From the WEST
Take I-84 heading east into Hartford. Merge onto I-91 S via EXIT 52 toward NEW HAVEN (0.6 mi). Take EXIT 29A toward CAPITOL AREA (0.2 mi). Merge onto WHITEHEAD HWY (0.1 mi). Take the COLUMBUS BLVD exit (0.1 mi). Turn RIGHT onto COLUMBUS BLVD (0.2 mi). The Connecticut Science Center is on the right
 
From the NORTH
Take I-91 heading south into HARTFORD. Take EXIT 29A toward CAPITOL AREA (0.2 mi). Merge onto WHITEHEAD HWY (0.1 mi). Take the COLUMBUS BLVD exit (0.1 mi). Turn RIGHT onto COLUMBUS BLVD (0.2 mi). The Connecticut Science Center is on the right
 
From the SOUTH
Take I-91 heading north into HARTFORD. Take EXIT 29A on the LEFT toward CAPITOL AREA (0.3 mi). Merge onto WHITEHEAD HWY (0.1 mi). Take the COLUMBUS BLVD exit (0.1 mi). Turn RIGHT onto COLUMBUS BLVD (0.2 mi). The Connecticut Science Center is on the right

Be Green and leave the driving to someone else!
  • The Star Shuttle: has stops throughout downtown Hartford and is FREE. It operates every 12 minutes, Monday through Friday from 7AM – 11PM, and Saturday from 3PM – 11PM. Check out our parking options for details.
  • Car pool and use the HOV lanes: I-91 north of Hartford has two HOV lanes, one in each direction, and I-84 east of Hartford has two HOV lanes, one in each direction.
  • CT Transit bus service: For less than $2 per person, there are many bus stops in the area of Main Street & Central Row - all just a short walk to the Science Center.
  • Commuter Bus Park & Ride: Park your car in your hometown lot for free and let a professional driver from the CT Transit Company bring you into Hartford.
  • Amtrak train: Park your car for free at the Connecticut train stations in Windsor, Windsor Locks, or Berlin and ride the rails into Hartford.
 
 
 
Phone: 1-860-724-3623
 
Mailing Address: 250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, CT 06103
 
 
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