Back 2 School Bash

Saturday & Sunday, August 23 & 24, 11AM–3PM

Join us for the 4th annual Back 2 School Bash on Saturday and Sunday, August 23 and 24. Meet and greet Mr. Potato Head each day and join the fun with Radio Disney for Pirate and Princess: The Power of Doing Good. Celebrate the power of doing good things for our families, our community, for animals and the environment with Jake the Pirate and Sofia the Princess themed music, activities and prizes. There will be arts & crafts, face painting, LIVE Science and tons of kids’ entertainment.

Don't miss the exciting Back 2 School stage show in the theater: Wild About Balloons Magic Show with a special appearance by Dora the Explorer! There is an extra ticket required for the theater show. Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly recommended. All other activities are Included FREE with the purchase of General Admission or with a Connecticut Science Center Membership.

Advance tickets for the theater show and General Admission can be purchased online at or in person Monday–Sunday 10AM–4PM at the Connecticut Science Center ticket counter. A limited number of theater show tickets will be available on the event days.

Sofia the Princess and Jake the Pirate will not be appearing at the event, but kids will love themed prizes, activities and photo ops.

Theater Show Tickets

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Includes Theater Show and General Admission for Back 2 School Bash.

Online ticketing is available until 12 Midnight, Friday, 8/22.

This is a very popular event. Here are some tips and information to help plan your day.

  • The theater show is expected to sell out. Purchasing tickets in advance is encouraged.
  • For the best experience, we encourage visitors to limit the use of large strollers due to the limited space in our galleries.
  • Please note that there will be no movies shown 8/23 or 8/24.
  • Online ticketing is available until 12 Midnight, Friday, 8/22.
  • Wild About Balloons theater show tickets are $6 per person plus the cost of General Admission. General Admission or Membership is required to see the show. Ages 2 and up will need a ticket. Children under 2 are free if they are sitting on a lap.

Activity Schedule

  • 11AM – 2PM - Meet Mr. Potato Head, Lobby Level, Science Alley
  • 11AM – 3PM
    • - Face Art
    • - Arts and Crafts with ProHealth Physicians
    • - Music, Games and Dancing with Radio Disney Boston’s Junior Road Crew

    Pirate and Princess, The Power of Doing Good
    • - Storytelling Corner- Create your own story
    • - Jake’s Treasure Beach- Activity sheet; learn about the enironment
    • - Sofia’s Animal Friends- Table top pet care activity using a checklist
    • - The Power Promise- pledge to help your community by creating a community chain
  • 1:15 & 3:30PM - Storytime, Level 5 - Exploring Space
  • 11AM – 4PM - Live Science demonstrations
  • Theater Schedule (Extra ticket required)

    Wild About Balloons Show with a special appearance by Dora the Explorer:

    9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:30 NOON, 2 PM, & 3:30 PM

    Please note that there will not be any movies shown during Back 2 School Bash.

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