Making an Impact: Celebrating our 2021 STEM Achievement Awards

At our recent Virtual Gala: Thank You Science, we recognized the outstanding individuals and organizations who are active in their communities, inspiring lifelong learning and making a difference.  The 2021 STEM Achievement Award honorees and finalists were announced and we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight their work. You will quickly see how each …

Dear Science: How Hot is the Sun?

We have received so many amazing questions through our Dear Science campaign, including this one from Gia and Sophia. How hot is the Sun? We all know the sun is responsible for keeping the earth warm but how hot is it really? What powers the sun and what makes it so hot? What is the …

Make it Grow Spotlight: Keney Park Sustainability Project and the Urban Ecology Wellness Center

On a sunny, sweltering day back in May, the Connecticut Science Center hosted its second installment of MakeFest, Make it Grow, presented by Stanley Black & Decker in partnership with the Connecticut Master Gardener Association (CMGA). The Science Center team welcomed nearly 700 visitors on-site to engage safely with community partners, dig in, get their …

Science Sunday: Insects and Communication

Did you know the sound that crickets make is caused by them scraping their wings together? Did you know fireflies communicate with flash patterns? Did you know that the sound made by cicadas is them clicking at a rate of 300 to 400 times per second? That’s fast! But how do these insects make these …