Today Marks the Fall Equinox, Here is Everything You Need to Know

Whether you are pumpkin spice obsessed or trying to hang on to the last moments of summer, the autumnal equinox is here, meaning fall has officially arrived in Connecticut. There is no doubt about it, changes are coming to New England- nature is preparing for winter and we get to witness this marvelous process. Very …

Biodiversity on the Nassau Science Plaza

In the garden in front of the Connecticut Science Center, changes are happening – there are new plants being planted, beautiful benches being installed, new sculptures to explore. Welcome to the newly rededicated Nassau Science Plaza! Even with so many changes, there are still more to come, including new educational signage and public programs that …

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 …

“Water Bears” Cute, Baffling, Almost Indestructible

Tardigrades, also know as, “water bears” or “moss piglets” are the cute, baffling, and extremely durable organisms you can find in your own backyard. Likely due to their incredible resiliency water bears have been around for over 500 million years. These prehistoric multicellular microorganisms are a great point of research for microbiologists since their survival …