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 …

Virtual Field Trip: Maya Ruins of Tulum

If you’ve noticed in some of my previous blog posts I mention my experience traveling to the Maya ruins of Tulum in Cozumel, Mexico, quite frequently. I want to tell you the story of my trip to Tulum and invite you to take a virtual tour through some panoramic shots and my photographs. Perhaps this …

The Maya Harvest

Since 2500 BC, the Maya have grown and cultivated crops like maize (corn), squash, beans, tobacco, and cocoa, settling into an agricultural lifestyle quite different from their previously nomadic ways. They used astronomy to work the seasons to their advantage and determine the best months to plant and harvest their crops. Maya farmers harnessed rainwater …