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 …

Virus Hunters

In this ever-changing world, we at the Connecticut Science Center place our trust in science now, more than ever.  So, we thought we would delve into the science of virology and COVID-19 in our latest Live Science program, “Virus Hunters.”  In this interactive program, you will become virologists for the day, learning what makes a …

The Maya Harvest

Since 2500 BC, the Maya have grown and cultivated crops like maize (corn), squash, beans, tobacco, and cocoa, settling into an agricultural lifestyle quite different from their previously nomadic ways. They used astronomy to work the seasons to their advantage and determine the best months to plant and harvest their crops. Maya farmers harnessed rainwater …

Experiencing Maya Hidden Worlds Revealed: Maya Rites of Passage

Many civilizations, including the Maya, have specific social events that are celebrated as significant moments in an individual’s life. These events are called rites of passage, and they demonstrate transformation within a community and indicate a change to a different social status. We will take a look at some examples of Maya rites of passage …