Kid Inventor Spotlight: Avaneesh & No Child Left Behind

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 of inspiring recorded …

Science At Play: Turing Test

June is Pride Month so we wanted to highlight the work of an LGBTQ+ scientist for this edition of Science At Play. Alan Turing was a computer scientist and mathematician in the early 1900s. He came up with a lot of the things we still use in computer science today. Alan Turing’s legacy shows the …

Science Sunday: Baking Powder vs. Baking Soda

We all know there is a big difference between baking powder and baking soda when it comes to cooking. But why are they so different? Why is baking soda the ingredient of choice for science fair volcanos everywhere? Why do we use baking soda for cleaning purposes? Today we are going to demonstrate and explain …

Science Sunday: Butterflies vs. Moths

We decided to explore a different, more tropical part of the Science Center today- our Butterfly Encounter. The Butterfly Encounter is a fully living experience, with hundreds of plants and free-flying butterflies. This beautiful greenhouse is not only fully living, but constantly growing and extremely diverse. The newest edition to the Butterfly Encounter looks very …