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Science Center Offers Free Access To City Residents

HARTFORD — One nonprofit organization is giving back to city residents.

The Connecticut Science Center and the City of Hartford are partnering to make science learning and summer fun opportunities available to all residents this August and creating a special science experience through city youth organizations.

Beginning Aug. 1, all Hartford residents will have access to free general admission to the Science Center in Downtown Hartford during the month of August, by picking up free Science Center passes at any Hartford Public Library branch.

“My office and the Connecticut Science Center believe very strongly that we must connect all of our residents, especially our youth, with the best assets and opportunities that our community has to offer,” said Mayor Pedro E. Segarra. “We hope that many of our residents will be able to take advantage of this exciting, educational and inspiring experience at the Connecticut Science Center during the final month of summer vacation.”

Free Science Center admission is only available through passes received at Hartford Public Library branches. Passes will be awarded to residents providing library staff with proof of residency, which may include current driver’s license, library card or recently received US mail showing current name and address.

Residents will need to show proof of current Hartford residency at the library location and at the Connecticut Science Center. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Movie tickets are not included in the coupon. Certain restrictions apply.

City Youth Science Initiative The City and the Science Center also announced a new science education initiative to reach young people served by youth organizations in Hartford. The Science Center, with the support of City of Hartford funding, is organizing field trips to the Science Center for about 460 youth through organizations city-wide, and outreach science education programs for approximately 14 youth programs representing another 350 children.

“We are extremely pleased to partner with our home city of Hartford to expand access for our closest neighbors,” said Matt Fleury, president & CEO of the Connecticut Science Center.”

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