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 …

Butterflies, Science and a Little Bit of Magic

With more than 165 hands-on activities and exhibits, what more could the Connecticut Science Center offer to make visits more magical? Butterflies, of course! Thus came the idea for the Butterfly Encounter, a walk-through vivarium where curious visitors, beautiful tropical insects, and Chinese Button Quail would occupy the same space. Here was an opportunity to …

Exquisite Epiphytes

The biggest draws of the Science Center’s Butterfly Encounter are, of course, the butterflies themselves. But the plants that they flit and fly amongst deserve their own attention. Particularly interesting are the abundant orchids, air plants, and Spanish moss that grow in our tropical garden. Take a closer look at these plants and you’ll see …