The Antarctic Florist Kingdom

Today Antarctica is a frozen desert. The few plants that survive here- mosses, lichens, liverworts, algae, a single species of hair grass, and a flowering pearlwort- are restricted to the ice-free areas of the Antarctic Peninsula.  But as the movie Dinosaurs of Antarctica shows us, the southernmost continent was not always so cold and barren.  …

Kid Inventor Spotlight: Liana & the Zero Mess Tray

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 …

Butterfly Bytes: Life Span

If you have ever been in our Butterfly Encounter, you will see butterflies of all shapes, sizes and colors. You may have also noticed some butterflies with imperfect wings. You might think the butterfly is injured, but what is really happening here is that the butterfly is simply old. Many of our butterflies are so …

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 …