Science Sunday: Checking Out the Rooftop Garden

You may know about our Rooftop Garden on Level 6 of the Science Center, but did you know that the plaza is actually a rooftop garden as well? It is! When you stand on our plaza looking at the beautiful flowers out there, you are actually standing on the rooftop of our parking garage. Today, …

Australian Wildfires, Climate Change, and Why Your Choices Have Global Consequences

The scale of devastation caused by the wildfires in Australia is difficult to comprehend.  Who can picture over 26 million acres or 41,000 square miles, and over 5,500 buildings laid to waste?  The only way we can come close is by using satellite photos and videos. Smoke billows over areas far larger than the fire …

Exquisite Epiphytes

The biggest draws of the Science Center’s Butterfly Encounter are, of course, the butterflies themselves. But the plants that they flit and fly amongst deserve their own attention. Particularly interesting are the abundant orchids, air plants, and Spanish moss that grow in our tropical garden. Take a closer look at these plants and you’ll see …

Out of Bounds in the Science Center

Out of Bounds: Mountain Adventure is a little like a Warren Miller film, but with more science. Featuring Olympian Torah Bright, this movie is a journey along the American Cordillera, from Antarctica to Kaktovik, Alaska — with stops in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, British Columbia’s Revelstoke, and Alaska’s Chugach Mountains. Between Torah’s snowboard runs, we …