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The Best Places To See in Hartford

Handpicked Top 3 Places To See in Hartford, Connecticut. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!

WADSWORTH ATHENEUM

600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103

Since 1842

Art Museum, Tours, Museum Cafe, Museum Shop, The Archives, Provenance Research, The Auerbach Library, Conservation, Personal Artwork Assessment, Events, Current Exhibitions, Upcoming Exhibitions, Past Exhibitions, Community Engagement Initiative, Touring, Educational Programs, Specail Evetns, School & Teacher Programs

Free Admission Members, Hartford Residents, Youth (under 18) - With 75,000 square feet (7,000 m2) of exhibition space the museum is the largest art museum in the state of Connecticut

Price: Adults: $15, Seniors (62+): $12, Students (18+ with school ID): $5

info@wadsworthatheneum.org

thewadsworth.org

Wed, Thu & Fri : 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat & Sun : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Mon & Tue : Closed

After living in the area for a few years, I've slowly learned that the Hartford area has so many hidden gems. Recently, I've learned that the Wadsworth is one of those hidden gems. This place may look small from the outside, but it is actually so expansive. The art collection at the Wadsworth is so impressive -- ranging from different eras to various countries. I took one of my out of town visitors here and she though it was well worth the admission fee.
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CONNECTICUT SCIENCE CENTER

250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103

Since 2009

Museum, Group Trips, Birthday Parties, Catering, Event Rentals, Hotel Packages Exhibitions, Movies, Stage Shows, Gift Shop, Froyo World, Accessibility, Events and Programs, Education, Upcoming Events, Vacation Exploration Camps, Adult Programs, Professional Development, Saturday Youth Workshops, Outreach Programs, Educational Programs & Field Trips

Children ages 2 and under receive free admission - The building has a total 154,000 square feet (14,300 m2) including 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2) of interactive exhibits

Price: Adult (Ages 18–64) $23.95, Senior (Ages 65+) $21.95, Youth (Ages 3–17) $16.95

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ctsciencecenter.org

Mon - Fri : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat & Sun : Closed

The Connecticut Science Center is an incredible and engaging museum to say the least; our child was engaged virtually from beginning to end -- with just a 20 minute lapse or so -- during the 4 1/2 hours that we visited. The museum is not overly fraught with exhibits: Rather it balances just the right amount of hands-on interactive, visual, and audio experiences that keep boredom and fatigue at bay. The museum also excels at the way it presents modern science with historical science.
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CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

One Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105

Since 1825

Museum, Upcoming Events, Adults Group Tours, Traveling Programs, Families, Scout and Youth Programs, Teachers, On-Site Museum Education Programs, On-Site Museum Education Programs, Schedule an Education Program, On-Site Museum Programs, Classroom Outreach Programs, Professional Development, Events, Exhibitions, Collections, Research & Workshops

Free Admission: CHS Members, Children 5 and Under, The first Saturday of the month - The CHS houses a research center containing 270,000 artifacts and graphics and over 100,000 books and pamphlets

Price: $8 Adults, $6 Seniors (65 and over), $4 Students (with valid college ID) and Youth (6-17)

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chs.org

Tue - Thu : 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Fri - Sat : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun & Mon : Closed

What a great museum! Much better than I was expecting. Be sure to check out their special events! I took my kiddo to an all day educational event for homeschoolers. Great breakout sessions for various age groups. Museum is interesting to kids and adults. Hands on exhibits like dressing like a colonial child, sitting in a dug out canoe, making a Native American shoe, etc. Library has great family history books and original documents in their archive.
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