Spring Floods in the Connecticut River

One of my favorite things about working at the Connecticut Science Center is the view of the Connecticut River. Not only is the river in Hartford beautiful, but it is constantly changing every day. The river rises and falls twice a day with the tide, and again when large rainstorms add water to the river. …

Butterfly Bytes: Origins

If you have been in our Butterfly Encounter, you know how beautiful the butterflies look. They are not actually native to Connecticut, so where in the world do our butterflies come from? Today, on of our butterfly experts is here to share with you the origin of the butterflies found in our butterfly encounter.  …

Invasive Species

Invasive species are something we have experience with here in Connecticut. Do you know why invasive species are so bad for an environment? What type of damage can they cause? One of our Teen Innovation students explores more about invasive species and their impacts in this special report. Watch the full video below to learn …

Science At Play: Day Length Detectives

You may be noticing that the days are starting to get shorter as the weather begins to cool and the leaves begin to change. While they have technically been shortening since the solstice, which fell on June 20 this year, we often don’t notice the change until this time of year. As a massive summer …