How To Build An Exhibit: Our Changing Earth

Have you ever wondered how the Connecticut Science Center’s exhibit galleries and exhibits are developed? Here is a behind the scenes tour of how our most recent gallery, Our Changing Earth, came into being. Exhibit design is a way of telling a story, determining the most effective way to engage audiences in the topic. There …

Virtual Field Trip: Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

Hawai’i Volcanoes Virtual Tour I have wanted to travel to Hawaii for as long as I can remember. I still haven’t made it all the way out to those beautiful islands, but this virtual tour of the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is helping me explore the world from my couch! Join me on this tour …

Virtual Field Trip: Yellowstone National Park

Why is it Worth Checking this Place Out? The impact Yellowstone’s geology has had on the region, continent, and world for millions of years cannot be overstated.  Yellowstone’s breathtaking beauty exists between pairs of opposites: extreme heat and cold, solid rock and flowing water, explosive life and tragic death, searing sun and frigid night sky.  …

Science At Play: Cloud in a Bottle

   Materials to Collect: 2 Liter Bottle  Isopropyl Alcohol  Bike Pump  Duct Tape Try it Out: Remove the label from the 2 liter bottle and add 1 teaspoon of Isopropyl Alcohol into the bottle. Allow some time for the alcohol to evaporate inside, a few minutes is enough.  Place a strip of duct tape …

25 Facts About the First Earth Day and 25 Ways You Can Celebrate

“Climate Action” is the theme of Earth Day 2020, but first, let’s hop in our time machines to see what the very first Earth Day was like. What was the catalyst for Earth Day? Who came up with it? What did people do to mark it throughout Connecticut? 25 Facts About Earth Day: The first …

Movie Mondays: Chasing Coral

Watching time tick away while you click through YouTube clips? Why not watch something inspirational? This week Netflix has made Chasing Coral available for free on YouTube. Visit coral reefs around the world to engage with incredible animals and the amazing ways they are fighting for survival against climate change. Chasing Coral not only details …

Science At Play: Bird Watching

Looking for a fun way to observe the natural world while staying cozy indoors? Hang up some bird feeders where you can see them from your window! You can curl up with a snack and a bird guide and see who is visiting your yard. This is a great activity to get your kids involved …

Movie Mondays: Disney Nature Oceans

Feeling guilty about all that Netflix binging? Not to worry. The Connecticut Science Center is here to give you a few recommendations about educational content streaming right now on Netflix. Today we’re recommending a film that was first released on Earth Day, 2010. Narrated by Irish actor and environmentalist, Pierce Brosnan, Oceans is as beautiful …