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The Talcott Mountain Science Center inspires a love of learning through the wonders of science and technology. We give children in grades K-8 the opportunity to explore the interconnected nature of science, technology and our ever-changing world. Explore astronomy, biology, 3-D printing, coding, geology and more! Children learn by doing, and all of TMSC’s programs focus on hands-on, experiential activities that engage students and make learning fun! TMSC offers summer, vacation and Saturday programs for students in grades K-8. TMSC is also home to Talcott Mountain Academy, Connecticut’s premier independent school for gifted students in grades K-8.
Summer Programs (K-8)
TMSC’s Summer of Science Adventures gives students in grades K-8 the chance to explore some (very) cool science, nature and technology — all on a one-of-a-kind mountaintop campus!
General science courses include “Fledglings” for K-3 and “Explorers” for Gr. 4-8, plus there are single-topic courses for K-3 and 4-8! (Grade level is the grade they will be entering in the fall.)Contests happen weekly, (chess, structures, paper airplanes, self-propelled vehicles & more!) as well as planetarium and magic shows and special presentations!
Scholarships – A limited number of scholarships are available for Hartford and East Hartford. Students must be residents of Hartford or East Hartford, and must quailify for assistance programs including free/reduced school meals, SNAP, HUSKY, etc. Scholarships are for one week per summer per student.
Tours of Talcott: Want to visit before your child attends? We have a tour every Thursday at 4 PM starting April 6. Please call (860) 677-8571 to sign up.
Schedule – Courses meet Mon-Fri, 9 AM to 4 PM, with included bus transportation from Hartford Public Library Downtown (Arch St Entrance), Bishop’s Corner Library West Hartford and Sperry Park in Avon. Students bring a lunch and snack, and dress for the weather! The day looks like this:
9 AM – Arrival, morning announcements
9:15 – 10:30 – Coursework
10:30 – 10:45 – Snack Break
10:45 – 12:00 – Coursework
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch & Recess (indoor activities in bad weather)
1:00 – 2:00 – Coursework
2:00 – 3:00 – Coursework
3:00 – 3:45 – Specials including Contest Fridays, Planetarium Show, Science Demos, Outdoor Activities and one “work-though” day.
3:45 – 4:00 – Dismissal & depart for PM bus stops.
Spectacular Saturdays (K-12)
Make the most of your weekends with our three-week (K-3) or six-week (4-8) Saturday programs, which provide hands-on discovery, exploration and research with guidance and skill building from Talcott scientists.
Outreach & School Programs
Need a planetarium in your cafeteria? We’ve got one! How about a pond in Grade Three? Tornadoes in Room 216? We’re on it! We can bring these and much more to your school, and/or we can host your class at our one-of-a-kind mountaintop campus.
Vacation Programs (K-8)
Vacations should be fun, and so should learning. That’s why students love spending some of their vacation week with us! Two- or three-day programs for grades K-3 and 4-8 keep your child’s sense of discovery and accomplishment going strong!
Talcott offers a wide array of programs that vary seasonally, everything from robotics to green energy, from nature to chemistry, from coding to geocaching – to keep your child engaged and inspired to learn. They’ll have a blast and learn a lot!