Density and Shipbuilding

The Connecticut Science Center will host its next MakeFest on Saturday, September 18. In celebration of our state’s history of innovation and ingenuity, we will feature local makers, artisans, and tech whizzes to inspire visitors to build and create with their own hands. This time around, the Amistad will dock for its month-long stay in …

A New Kind of Community Day

Since March, much like the rest of the world, our team at the Connecticut Science Center has been hard at work rethinking how we deliver top-notch programming in service to the community around us. Staff members have developed innovative online learning opportunities. We have updated the way visitors interact with exhibits, and special events have …

Science At Play: Your At Home Makerspace

We hope you enjoyed yesterday’s lunch bunch with Stanley Black & Decker. Audrey Van de Castle and Elyse Korsyn demonstrated the use of a chainsaw and then deconstructed it right before our eyes. While we don’t recommend taking apart a chainsaw at home, they were on to something, right? It’s fun to take things apart, …

Science At Play: Rube Goldberg Machines

You stand staring at a complex contraption of your own design. Hands shaking with excitement, you question if all your hard work calculating, designing, testing, building, and redesigning will pay off. You take a deep breath to calm yourself, and slowly move your hand to set off the first reaction in your highly complicated Rube …