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Events Calendar


$7 Fall Field Trip Special

Book your Fall 2014 field trip before September 12 and save $2 per person! Discounted field trips must be taken by December 31.
Hurry! Offer ends September 12.

Event Date:

Promotion ends September 10


An evening with Kathleen Kennedy Townsend: Women Taking Power Seriously

The Connecticut Science Center is proud to welcome Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on October 16 from 6PM to 8PM. The evening will begin with a networking reception, followed by Townsend’s talk, Women Taking Power Seriously, which will touch upon women in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. A brief Q & A session will follow the talk.

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend was the first woman elected Lt. Governor of Maryland. A graduate of Harvard University and the University of New Mexico School of Law, she has served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the United States and is currently Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Public Policy.

Networking Reception: 6–6:45 PM
Talk in the Theater with Q & A: 7–8PM
Tickets: $25 Adults, $18 Students, Seniors & Science Center Members

Special thanks to the Petit Family Foundation

Event Date:

Thursday, October 16, 6–8PM


Sensory Friendly Day

The Science Center is an exciting place, bustling with loud sounds and bright lights…but we’re lowering the volume and dimming the lights for Sensory Friendly Day! Families with children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities can enjoy a fun, safe, comfortable, judgment-free atmosphere. We’ll also provide fun hands-on activities and an understanding staff.

Purchase tickets online in advance for the special rate of $10 per ticket. Tickets will be available at the door for $14.  For more information, contact Brit Montmeat, Group Sales Account Manager, at or (860) 520-2112.

Event Date:

Sunday, September 21, 2014


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 Showing


NEW Activities for our Youngest Visitors–three new exhibits now open!

Our new interactive exhibits are just the right size for visitors under 7 years old. Our youngest visitors can build their own Tiny Town with soft, super-sized blocks in our KidSpace gallery; touch down in a lunar lander and explore the surface of the moon at Moonwalk in our Exploring Space gallery; and crawl through the forest to see its creatures up close at Critter Corner in our River of Live gallery. These new hands-on experiences are FREE with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission.

Event Date:

Open during regular hours


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 Daily


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:

1:15PM and 3:30PM, Daily


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:

October 12: Archaeologist Cece Saunders of Historical Perspectives with Archaeology is a puzzle: It’s just outside the box and a bit dirty.
November 8: Physiologist Beth Taylor with Get Moving! How exercise impacts the heart, lungs, muscles and brain.
Weekends – Complete a Women in Science scavenger hunt on your next visit to the Science Center and enter to win a subscription to National Geographic magazine.

Event Date:

See program dates.


The Green Gala at the Connecticut Science Center

Celebrate 5 Sense-ational years of innovation and inspiration at the Connecticut Science Center. The Green Gala is Connecticut’s marquee “green” fundraiser for science education, attended by 700 of the state’s premier education and business leaders. Use all of your senses as you enjoy three floors of tapas dining, amazing cocktails, a wireless silent auction, dancing and more! Early bird tickets are on sale now through July 31 at the reduced rate of $150 per person. After July 31, tickets are $175 per person. Benefactor Tickets are $275 per person and include the President’s Champagne Reception. Purchase tickets online or over the phone by calling Maureen Lord at (860) 520-2154. For sponsorship information, please call (860) 520-2124 or email

Event Date:

Saturday, September 27, 7:30–11:30PM