Experiencing Mummies of the World: The Exhibition

I was privy to a tour of Mummies of the World: The Exhibition the day before it officially opened to the public. Upon entering, it was noticeably dark, quiet, and still. And before seeing any glimpses of actual mummies, I watched a video at the start of the exhibition reminding all attendees that the human …

Science Sunday: Butterflies vs. Moths

We decided to explore a different, more tropical part of the Science Center today- our Butterfly Encounter. The Butterfly Encounter is a fully living experience, with hundreds of plants and free-flying butterflies. This beautiful greenhouse is not only fully living, but constantly growing and extremely diverse. The newest edition to the Butterfly Encounter looks very …

Neovenator’s Sensitive Snout

In the Connecticut Science Center’s latest exhibit, “Dinosaurs Around the World” you can find an unusual predatory dinosaur, Neovenator, which sports an elaborate crown of crests and ridges on its head. Paleontologists think these features may have been used by this dinosaur for social behavior such as attracting a mate or intimidating rivals. But head …

Kid Inventor Spotlight: Ana Lois and the CPR Smart Gloves

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 …