Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT 06103
Since 2009, the Connecticut Science Center has been much more than just an eye-catching building along the Hartford skyline; it has become a catalyst for science education in Connecticut and a must-see for the curious, thanks to its cleverly designed exhibitions, its popular programming and events, and its overall appeal to all ages. The entertaining and informative exhibitions, designed in-house by Richard Thomas, director of exhibit development and design, cover topics from climate change to sports, from the deep sea to outer space. A rooftop garden on the modern glass and metal building overlooks the Connecticut River, and each floor features unique characteristics to match the mood of the content. Special offerings include showings in the state-of-the-art 3-D movie theater; periodic Liquid Lounge events for the 21-and-older crowd, which regularly draw 1,000-2,000 people; and countless science-related programs for kids and families throughout the year. Trinity students receive a 15 percent discount on admission with their Trinity ID. For more information, visit www.ctsciencecenter.org. Follow @ReporterAroundHartford on Instagram.