Make it Grow Spotlight: Keney Park Sustainability Project and the Urban Ecology Wellness Center

On a sunny, sweltering day back in May, the Connecticut Science Center hosted its second installment of MakeFest, Make it Grow, presented by Stanley Black & Decker in partnership with the Connecticut Master Gardener Association (CMGA). The Science Center team welcomed nearly 700 visitors on-site to engage safely with community partners, dig in, get their …

Inspiring the Next Generation of Creators: An Interview with Tyler Green, FX

If you have been following us over the past few weeks, you may remember our interview with celebrity special effects makeup artist, Tyler Green. We received so many positive comments about that interview that we decided to highlight more of the amazing work Tyler does. I invite you to take a few minutes and read …

The Making of a Traditional Pequot Corn Husk Doll

Corn, also known as maize, is an indigenous domesticated plant. There are over 12, 000 different species of corn. Over a period of thousands of years, indigenous women purposefully transformed corn through cultivation. The corn that was used by the Pequot people is one that is much different than the corn we enjoy during our …

From Connecticut to the Big Screen: Interview with Tyler Green FX

Walking into Tyler Green’s studio in Winsted is like walking into a Science Fiction movie. You are surrounded by mythical creatures, zombies, monsters and so much more. Tyler Green is a Special Effects Makeup Artist by trade. He graduated college with a degree in the specialized business of Special Effects Makeup, Prosthetics, and Character Design. …

Kid Inventor Spotlight: Ana Lois and the CPR Smart Gloves

Here at the Connecticut Science Center, we are so proud to partner with Connecticut Invention Convention to highlight kid inventors from around our state. Throughout the year, we spotlight students who have participated in Connecticut Invention Convention in our Invention Dimension gallery. We are so excited that we can highlight these amazing students in a series …

Kid Inventor Spotlight: Liana & the Zero Mess Tray

Here at the Connecticut Science Center, we are so proud to partner with Connecticut Invention Convention to highlight kid inventors from around our state. Throughout the year, we spotlight students who have participated in Connecticut Invention Convention in our Invention Dimension gallery. We are so excited that we can highlight these amazing students in a series …

Highlighting the Winners of our Upcycled Gingerbread House Contest

Gingerbread house making- a classic activity for many families over the holidays. This year, we decided to hold a contest with a Science Center twist on this classic passtime. The rules- make the best gingerbread house you can, the twist- use only upcycled and recycled materials in your build. Participants began to build in unique …

Adversity and Resilience: the Maya People of Chiapas

The Connecticut Science Center is pleased to feature a piece by our community partners, Deborah Fernandez and Mary Jo Fernandez, who were kind enough to join us for Straight Talk: Maya by Moonlight back in September.  Millions of descendants of the ancient Maya, whose civilization and cities you can explore in the Connecticut Science …