RAWRRR! Step back in time into a land of roaring, moving, and EXTREME dinosaurs at the blockbuster exhibit Extreme Dinosaurs. The 37-foot Omeisaurus will greet you in our lobby with a roar, while the 47-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex will spy on you from our dino paddock outside! From gigantic jaws and prickly crowns, to freakishly long necks and colorful funky feathers, this immersive exhibit will show you surprising life-size dinosaurs in their habitats!
Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the great white shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear. Great White Shark explores the great white’s place in our imaginations, in our fears, and in the reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain. Shot on location in South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico and California, the film looks to find the truth behind the mythic creature forever stigmatized by its portrayal in the world’s first blockbuster movie, JAWS. Great White Shark concludes the oceanic trilogy begun by Wild Ocean and The Last Reef, and brings nature’s greatest predator to Giant Screen 3D as never before.
Travel back in time to see dinosaurs come to life! Meet the plant-eating Argentinosaur, the largest animal to have ever walked the Earth, and its nemesis, the Giganotosaur, a carnivore who could easily challenge the famous T-rex. Travel into space to witness the movement of tectonic plates or the arrival of a comet that will seal the fate of the Dinosaurs. The action is intense and the landscape is out of this world!
Join us to meet real scientists, learn how they became interested in science as young women, and find out where science has taken them—and where it could take you! Programs will feature hands-on science activities.
April 11, 2015, 11AM–2PM: Jessica Tatarczuk, Senior Engineer and Chair of Women in Nuclear (Windsor Chapter), with Candy Nuclear Reactors: Explore how plants safely generate power by building your own candy reactor!
May 9, 2015, 11AM–2PM: Staff Scientist Elizabeth Timpe with Springtime Salamanders: See some of Connecticut’s secretive salamanders up close and learn about these unique animals.
June 13, 2015, 11AM–2PM: Carolyn Begnoche, Professional Section Outreach Chair for Society of Women Engineers, Hartford, with Hovercrafts: Create your own hovercraft using everyday household materials!
Join us daily for fun, interactive live science demonstrations. Get up close and personal with a critter in our marine touch tank or learn about the properties of electricity with our hair-raising Van de Graaff generator. There are dozens of programs on a variety of fascinating science topics. Programs vary and change weekly. Live Gallery Science is free with General Admission or Connecticut Science Center Membership.