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. …