Teen Innovation Program


Teen Innovation provides youth, primarily from under-resourced communities in Connecticut, with opportunities to develop problem-solving skills, gain confidence, grow their understanding of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and explore STEM career and college pathways.

Teen Innovation participants spend six weeks over the summer creating original programs and exhibits that teach others about STEM. During the school year, regular programs allow teens to build skills and explore new areas of science, technology, engineering, and math.

In addition to the program in Hartford, the Science Center runs the Teen Innovation Program in Danbury in partnership with the Danbury Library.

Teen Innovation is made possible by major support from the Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation, the Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation, the Dorr Foundation, and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.

Upcoming Workshops

High school students (grades 9-12) are invited to the Connecticut Science Center for our hands-on workshops for teens. Sign up for one workshop or all three!

Operation Artery
March 11
Doctor we have a clot. Unclogging arteries is a common surgery; get creative and engineer a way to remove a clot.

Keeping it Fresh
April 8
How can a 100-year-old canned good still be edible?!? Explore the science of food preservation and get schooled on how to make your food last longer.

All workshops are 9:30AM to noon at the Connecticut Science Center (250 Columbus Boulevard). Workshops are free, but advanced registration is required. Lunch is provided after the workshop.

For questions or to register e-mail teens@CTScienceCenter.org

Application Information

For more information about the 2017 summer program and an application:
2017 Application


For more information, please call (860) 520-2166 or e-mail teens@CTScienceCenter.org.