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.  …

The Great Scott Moon Rock

At the Connecticut Science Center, you can learn a lot about the moon. You can find out how its craters were formed-and make some yourself. You can see where humans landed on its surface and follow the history of lunar exploration. Your kids can even play in a miniature lunar lander.  But did you know …

Exhibit Artifact Spotlights: Jade and the Four Bacabs

JADE:  In our American culture, we often say that “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” or “Diamonds are forever.” However, to the Maya, jade is considered a highly prized stone, more than diamonds or even gold. It’s truly fascinating to learn why different cultures put more or less value on certain precious stones than others. …

What Happens to New Arrivals in the Butterfly Encounter?

If you haven’t had a chance to checkout our Butterfly Encounter– you need to add it to your bucket list. It is definitely a must see exhibit here at the Science Center. Hundreds of species of free-flying butterflies call the Butterfly Encounter home. How did they get there? Where does the Science Center get these …

What’s New In the Butterfly Encounter? Exploring the Atlas Moth

The Connecticut Science Center’s Butterfly Encounter has just added a new species to the mix of tropical butterflies.  This one may come as a surprise to what you have come to expect of the Butterfly Encounter. In addition to the cute button quails, tropical butterflies and exquisite plant life- you will now see the gigantic …