Neovenator’s Sensitive Snout

In the Connecticut Science Center’s latest exhibit, “Dinosaurs Around the World” you can find an unusual predatory dinosaur, Neovenator, which sports an elaborate crown of crests and ridges on its head. Paleontologists think these features may have been used by this dinosaur for social behavior such as attracting a mate or intimidating rivals. But head …

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 …

Butterfly Bytes: Butterflies vs. Moths

One of the coolest parts of our Butterfly Encounter is all of the amazing diversity living in this tropical environment. Not only can you see a wide variety of plants thriving, but also of species flying around. We have hundreds of beautiful species of butterflies that call the Butterfly Encounter home, but we also have …

Exploring the Evolution of Spinosaurus

In the Connecticut Science Center’s newest permanent exhibit, Genome in Me, you can learn about the cutting edge science of genomics. Genes have evolved over time to adapt to the environment the species lives in through a process called natural selection. In a population of living creatures there will always be variations among numerous traits. …

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 …

Butterfly Bytes: Life Span

If you have ever been in our Butterfly Encounter, you will see butterflies of all shapes, sizes and colors. You may have also noticed some butterflies with imperfect wings. You might think the butterfly is injured, but what is really happening here is that the butterfly is simply old. Many of our butterflies are so …

Discovering Spinosaurus

As you enter the lobby of the Connecticut Science Center you’re greeted by a massive sail-backed dinosaur with a crocodile’s snout. This is Spinosaurus, one of dozen animatronic prehistoric creatures showcased in our new exhibit Dinosaurs Around the World: Passport to Pangea.  At over 50 feet long, Spinosaurus was one of the largest predatory dinosaurs …

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.  …