Events Calendar


Extreme Dinosaurs

RAWRRR! Step back in time into a land of roaring, moving, and EXTREME dinosaurs at the blockbuster exhibit Extreme Dinosaurs. The 37-foot Omeisaurus will greet you in our lobby with a roar, while the 47-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex will spy on you from our dino paddock outside! From gigantic jaws and prickly crowns, to freakishly long necks and colorful funky feathers, this immersive exhibit will show you surprising life-size dinosaurs in their habitats!

Event Date:

Opens April 4


Why STEM Needs Women: An evening with science evangelist and author Dr. Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D.

Why STEM Needs Women: An evening with science evangelist and co-author of Newton’s Football: The Science Behind America’s Game Dr. Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D.

Enjoy a reception and hear an inspiring talk showcasing the work of female superheroes in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), while getting in touch with your inner superhero.

Tickets: $25 adults, $18 students, seniors, and Science Center members

Event Date:

Wednesday, March 25, 6–10PM


NASA Space Day

Come to the Connecticut Science Center for a day of super spacey fun! Taste astronaut ice cream, see a real NASA space suit, participate in Live Science demonstrations, arts and crafts and more! There will be a space themed photo station and a special visit from 501st CT Garrison and their Storm Troopers. Younger space fans will love space-themed Story Time at 11:30AM and 1PM. Most activities run from 11AM–3PM. Activities are included with General Admission or Membership. Event support provided by the Connecticut Space Consortium.

Event Date:

Sunday, March 29, 11AM–3PM


Scout day

Join us for a space-themed Scout Day full of extra special space activities. Navigate a scouts-only scavenger hunt to earn an out-of-this-world Science Center patch! This is a BRAND NEW patch designed just for this day of intergalactic scouting fun.

Pricing: $12 in advance, $14.95 at the door

For more information, contact Brit Montmeat, Group Sales Account Manager, at (860) 520-2112 or

Event Date:

Sunday, March 29, 11AM–3PM


New Movie: Great White Shark 3D

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. Shot on location in South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico and California, the film looks to find the truth behind the mythic creature forever stigmatized by its portrayal in the world’s first blockbuster movie, JAWS. Great White Shark concludes the oceanic trilogy begun by Wild Ocean and The Last Reef, and brings nature’s greatest predator to Giant Screen 3D as never before.

Event Date:

Now playing


Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia 3D

Now Showing
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!

Event Date:

Now playing


Celebrating Women in Science Events

Join us to meet real scientists, learn how they became interested in science as young women, and find out where science has taken them—and where it could take you! Programs will feature hands-on science activities.

Upcoming Programs:

April 11, 2015, 11AM–2PM: Jessica Tatarczuk, Senior Engineer and Chair of Women in Nuclear (Windsor Chapter), with Candy Nuclear Reactors: Explore how plants safely generate power by building your own candy reactor!

May 9, 2015, 11AM–2PM: Staff Scientist Elizabeth Timpe with Springtime Salamanders: See some of Connecticut’s secretive salamanders up close and learn about these unique animals.

June 13, 2015, 11AM–2PM: Carolyn Begnoche, Professional Section Outreach Chair for Society of Women Engineers, Hartford, with Hovercrafts: Create your own hovercraft using everyday household materials!

Event Date:

See program dates.


Live Gallery Science Demonstrations

Join us daily for fun, interactive live science demonstrations. Get up close and personal with a critter in our marine touch tank or learn about the properties of electricity with our hair-raising Van de Graaff generator. There are dozens of programs on a variety of fascinating science topics. Programs vary and change weekly. Live Gallery Science is free with General Admission or Connecticut Science Center Membership.

Event Date:

11AM–1PM and 2–4PM, Weekends


Story Time

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.

Event Date:

11:30AM and 1:00PM, Weekends and Holidays