At all stages of development, children are fascinated by the world around them, constantly wanting to know the why and how of everything. Using this natural curiosity, all Talcott Mountain Science Center programs incorporate a hands-on, inquiry and discovery approach. Our goal is to challenge each student to take full advantage of their talents and abilities.


School groups are encouraged to visit the science center to take advantage of our programming onsite, which offers students have an opportunity to enjoy the unique resources located at the Science Center. These resources include telescopes, microscopes, the Alan L. Bean Hypospherium (the largest educational planetarium in Connecticut), meteorology lab, Hypermedia library, electronic music lab and nature trails. For those who would prefer to host these programs at their facility, Science Center staff can bring these programs to you and your students.


Courses are offered in the following departments: