The Connecticut Science Center will open early at 9AM on Saturday, February 24 & Sunday, February 25 for the Hogwarts Celebration of Science and Sorcery.
Tickets for this event are still available at our ticketing counter.  CLICK HERE for help with getting here or parking.

Forces in Motion

Forces in Motion

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Forces in Motion

How far can a robot throw a ball? What makes a sailboat sail, or a high-flying machine fly? Can a fast-moving car have square wheels? Find out the answers to these questions and more as you compete to see who can keep motion-related designs flying longer, racing faster or shooting straighter. If it moves, we’ve got it covered.

Exhibit Highlights

  • Design a car and test its speed.
  • See how different wind directions affect a sailboat’s progress.
  • Guide a beach ball in the air and through a hoop using the power of the wind.
  • Design and test your own heliflyer.
  • Toss a ball sky-high with the help of a robot.


  • William and Margaret Cibes
  • H.A. Vance Foundation
  • Marjorie E. Morrissey
  • TRUMPF Inc.
  • Len and Robyn Wolman

Educator Resources

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