September 21 - January 5
See deep inside the human body. BODIES REVEALED is a fascinating and real exploration of what’s inside each of us. A carefully preserved collection of more than 200 real bodies offers a truly unique view of muscles, organs, nerves and bones. One visit is never enough—you’ll want to return again and again to uncover the secrets of the human body.
Opens: Saturday, December 7
Showing on Weekends and Holidays only
One wild and windy night, the Gruffalo's child ignores her father's warnings and bravely tiptoes out into the snow in search of the Big Bad Mouse. She meets Snake, Owl and Fox but sees no sign of the fabled Mouse. He does not really exist—or does he? The Gruffalo's Child is 25 minutes long and is recommended for all ages.
Sunday, December 8,
Help brighten a child's day! Donate a new, unwrapped toy to a child in need and receive a FREE Youth General Admission to the Connecticut Science Center. You'll get one free Youth ticket for each toy you donate, courtesy of United Technologies.
Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30,
Sunday, December 1,
We're OPEN Black Friday Weekend with extended hours on Friday, November 29, and Saturday, November 30. Visit for great deals in our gift shop, the lowest prices of the year on Membership, and NEW Live Science! PLUS, the first 100 visitors each day will receive FREE passes to Lake Compounce Holiday Lights. Click for more.
Saturday, October 26 & Sunday, October 27
Celebrate Halloween at the Science Center! Visitors will be treated to extra special fun for the whole family, including trick-or-treating, a photo booth, and Halloween arts and crafts. Spooktacular Science Weekend is sponsored by Big Y World Class Markets and Clear Channel Hartford. All activities are included FREE with Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission. Costumes are encouraged! Adult masks are not permitted. (Activities are tentative and subject to change.)
Save the Date
Saturday, September 28
The Green Gala is Connecticut’s premier “green” showcase and fundraiser for science education, attended by 700 of the state’s most prominent business, government and community leaders. Enjoy tapas dining, full bars, a high-tech silent auction, dancing and more!LEARN MORE
Friday, October 18
It's like, totally, for sure Hartford's hottest night out! Break out your lace gloves, shoulder pads and parachute pants and enjoy three floors of awesome hands-on exhibits, liquid delights, fabulous eats, live music, dancing and totally tubular décor.
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Thursday, September 19
Enjoy all the Science Center has to offer alongside hundreds of educators from around the state. It'll be a unique evening featuring live entertainment, a cash bar, gourmet food carts, and a sneak preview of the blockbuster exhibit, BODIES REVEALED. This event is for ages 21+. No exceptions will be made and proper ID will be required for entry. Pre-registration is required.
Showing on Weekends and Holidays only
Room on the Broom is an enchanting tale of a kind witch who invites a surprising collection of animals to join her on her broom, much to the frustration of her cat. The gang ultimately saves the witch from a fearsome dragon, and in gratitude she rewards them with a magnificent new broom which has room for everyone. Room on the Broom is 25 minutes long and is recommended for all ages.
OPENS SEPTEMBER 21
It's a natural history epic. It's a compelling detective story. It's a scientific adventure at its best. Flight of the Butterflies brings you on an extraordinary journey alongside hundreds of millions of Monarch butterflies as they migrate from Canada to a few isolated mountaintops in Mexico - a place they've never been! Be captivated by the true and compelling story of an intrepid scientist's 40-year search to find the butterflies' secret hideaway and look inside a chrysalis for the first time ever.
Now on View
A magical tale of a mouse who takes a stroll through the woods. Encountering three predators–a fox, an owl and a snake–the plucky mouse has to use his wits to survive.
Limited engagement! Travel hundreds of millions of years back in time to see monstrous sea creatures in stunning 3D. Sea Monsters brings to life some of the dinosaur age's most fearsome marine reptiles. These deep sea beasts are so extreme, it's hard to believe they were real!
The Last Reef 3D: Cities Beneath the Sea
This passionate film emphasizes our connection with – and responsibility to – the complex ocean world.
The film’s stunning imagery immerses audiences in coral reef communities – among familiar dolphins,
sharks and rays but also lesser-known species, such as crocodile fish, colorful nudibranchs and delicate flatworms. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
Presented by The Cheryl Chase & Stuart Bear Family Foundation
National Geographic’s Meerkats 3D
Unafraid. Unstoppable. Unbelievably cute. Follow a clan of Meerkats through their adventures in the Kalahari Desert. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
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Robot Humanoid Exhibit
The exhibit features a programmable, 2-foot-tall humanoid robot with a wide range of features and capabilities, including groundbreaking work with children on the autism spectrum. Discover the capabilities and applications for this fascinating technology powered by Movia software.
NEW Exhibit: Digging Dinosaurs
Dinosaur fans of all ages will be excited to meet our very own roaring, moving, life-size Dilophosaurus. This animatronic wonder is stationed on the 6th floor near a brand new dino dig table. Make it a complete dino experience and see Sea Monsters 3D in the the Maximilian E and Marion O. Hoffman Foundation Science Theater.
NEW Exhibit: Freeze Frame 360
Join in the action with your friends and family in this brand new exhibit in the Sight and Sound experience featuring the latest technology in stop motion photography. Jump in the air or dance while eighteen cameras at once take your picture. You can view yourself frozen in place on a monitor in a looping video with the Hartford skyline in the background.