The Connecticut Science Center held its grand opening on June 12, 2009. It surpassed its estimated attendance numbers in the first week it was open to the public fulfilling its promise to be a major attraction to the Adriaen's Landing Project. It sparks creative imagination and an appreciation for science by immersing visitors in fun and educational hands-on, interactive experiences. Visitors will experience 200 exhibits in 10 galleries and a range of topics, including space and earth sciences, physical sciences, biology, the Connecticut River watershed, Connecticut inventors and innovations, a children’s gallery, and much more. Other visitor amenities include four educational labs, a 200-seat 3D digital cinema, function room, gift store and café, and ongoing events and lectures for all ages.
The Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing science education throughout the State of Connecticut, providing learning opportunities for students and adults of all ages, and engaging the community in scientific exploration.