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Chocolate World Expo on Sunday, April 27th

Items you can sample on April 27th.
Items you can sample on April 27th.

The Connecticut Science Center will host the Chocolate World Expo on Sunday, April 27 from 10:00am–7:00pm. This is a special event and the Science Center will be CLOSED to the public for Chocolate World Expo. To attend Chocolate World Expo, you must buy a Chocolate World Expo ticket in advance, either online or by calling (860) SCIENCE [724.3623]. Tickets are $15 Adults / $10 Youth for Science Center Members and $19 Adults / $14 Youth for non-members. To obtain their discount, current Science Center Members should use the special Chocolate World coupon code that was emailed to them when purchasing online, or they can purchase in-person in advance at the Science Center and present their Membership card to receive the discount.

Attendees will enjoy a different chocolaty treat with every step throughout the Connecticut Science Center. The confections range from the simple to the elaborate, including chocolates, baked goods, gelato and much more. All of these delicious items will be available for purchase as well as sampling. Chef Barret Beyer, Long Island native who was a Fan Favourite on Hell's Kitchen Season 11, will do live cooking demonstrations throughout the day. Because Chocolate World Expo is a popular event and attracts a large volume of people, the Science Center recommends visiting after 3:00pm to avoid the crowds and traffic.

While you are in the area, you can walk to the Second Annual Riverfront Earth Day Festival in the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza. This free event runs from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, following an Interfaith Prayer Service and March hosted by The Interreligious Eco-Justice Network and the Office for Catholic Social Justice Ministry of the Archdiocese of Hartford begining at Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford at 12:45 pm. Attendees will walk less than one mile to the Riverfront Mortensen Plaza to join the Earth Day Festival at the Plaza and kick off Riverfront’s spring season.

Live entertainment features the Sonia Plumb Dance Company, the Hartford Steel Symphony, Cyril the Sorcerer and more! Other festival highlights include food trucks, educational displays & workshops, and inspirational speakers. The event is FREE and family-friendly.