Spectacular Saturdays (K-8)

Make the most of your weekends with our three-week full days (K-3) or six-week full days (4-8) Saturday programs, which provide hands-on discovery, exploration and research with guidance and skill building from Talcott scientists.  


Built on a tried-and-true enrichment model, students gain exposure to new areas in science, nature, and tech, they build the skills of a practicing professional, and they embark on creating original products or projects.  The thrill of discovery and the satisfaction of success are “baked in” to our Saturday programs.  


Our topics vary seasonally, but include Robotics, Green Energy, Weather, 3D Printing, Ecology, Geology, Coding, Astronomy and more!


Registration is via Active Network and uses a "shopping cart model" - you can register multiple students / multiple courses all in one login! By hovering over the "i" icon on Active Network, you can see the cost of the course before checkout. Talcott Members also get a discount off each course; this discount is applied by using your membership code at check out. Please make sure all information is correct for the course(s) you choose, including any required course materials if applicable, and that you have filled out the medical questions completely.


The registration fee is $5.95 per course, and applies whether you register online or with a mail-in form. Mail-in forms require a paper check for payment. It is not necessary to purchase registration insurance, although you might see it when you're checking out. This insurance has no affiliation with the Science Center, but is offered through Active Network. Online registration is via credit card, debit card, or electronic check. Cancellations can be credited at 100% or refunded minus 10% fee for transaction processing and handling.


To view programs that are currently being offered, use the link appropriate for your child's grade: