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Sensory Friendly Day

The Science Center is an exciting place, bustling with loud sounds and bright lights…but we’re lowering the volume and dimming the lights for Sensory Friendly Day! Families with children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities can enjoy a fun, safe, comfortable, judgment-free atmosphere. We’ll also provide fun hands-on activities and an understanding staff. Stay for 2 hours or stay all day! Please note that exhibit lights and volume levels will be increased after 12PM.

Purchase tickets online in advance for the special rate of $10 per ticket. Tickets will be available at the door for $14.  For more information, contact Brit Montmeat, Group Sales Account Manager, at bmontmeat@ctsciencecenter.org or (860) 520-2112.

Event Date:

Sunday, September 21, 10AM–12PM

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Homeschool Day

Homeschool Day at the Connecticut Science Center
Join other Homeschool teachers and students for a day full of fun and learning. Experience the Science Center in a safe and social atmosphere and take advantage of the many educational resources we have for you and your children. Sign up for a Discovery Center Lab program to learn with other Homeschool students in a classroom setting.

Event Date:

Wednesday, September 24, 10AM–5PM

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The Green Gala at the Connecticut Science Center

Celebrate 5 Sense-ational years of innovation and inspiration at the Connecticut Science Center. The Green Gala is Connecticut’s marquee “green” fundraiser for science education, attended by 700 of the state’s premier education and business leaders. Use all of your senses as you enjoy three floors of tapas dining, amazing cocktails, a wireless silent auction, dancing and more! Tickets are on sale now! Patron Tickets are $175 per person. Benefactor Tickets are $275 per person and include the President’s Champagne Reception. Purchase tickets online or over the phone by calling Maureen Lord at (860) 520-2154. For sponsorship information, please call (860) 520-2124 or email WGray@CTScienceCenter.org.

Event Date:

Saturday, September 27, 7:30–11:30PM

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Faculty Lounge: A FREE after-hours networking event for educators

Socialize and network with hundreds of educators from across the state. Enjoy live entertainment, gourmet food carts, cash bars, and a special sneak preview of the new traveling exhibit, Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body, before it opens to the public. Each guest at Faculty Lounge will receive one FREE drink ticket!

This event is for ages 21+. IDs will be required; no exceptions. Pre-registration is required. Learn more and register for this fabulous FREE night out for educators.

Event Date:

Wednesday, October 1, 5:30–7:30PM

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Martial Arts Day

Martial Arts Day at the Connecticut Science Center
Celebrate the physical skill, discipline and sport of martial arts. Join kids and families from across the state and beyond for martial arts demonstrations and a full day of hands-on fun. You’ll also be among the first to see the NEW traveling exhibit, Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body.

Students in uniform and their guests will receive discounted admission. Pricing is $10 per person for groups of 15 or more who purchase in advance and $12 at the ticketing counter on the day of the event. Students must wear their martial arts uniforms to receive discounted admission if purchasing on event day. Please note that visitors may not bring weapons or masks into the Science Center. Groups who wish to participate in the demonstrations should contact Brit Montmeat, Group Sales Account Manager, at bmontmeat@CTScienceCenter.org or 860-520-2112 or register online here.

Event Date:

Saturday, October 4, 2014

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An evening with Kathleen Kennedy Townsend: Women Taking Power Seriously

The Connecticut Science Center is proud to welcome Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on October 16 from 6PM to 8PM. The evening will begin with a networking reception, followed by Townsend’s talk, Women Taking Power Seriously, which will touch upon women in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math). A brief Q & A session will follow the talk.

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend was the first woman elected Lt. Governor of Maryland. A graduate of Harvard University and the University of New Mexico School of Law, she has served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the United States and is currently Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Public Policy.

Networking Reception: 6–6:45PM
Talk in the Theater with Q & A: 7–8PM
Tickets: $25 Adults; $18 Students, Seniors & Science Center Members

Special thanks to the Petit Family Foundation

Event Date:

Thursday, October 16, 6–8PM

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New Exhibit Coming Soon: Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body

Opens October 4 in our Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery
Ew! Bodies can be pretty gross–they’re crusty, stinky, and slimy–but do you know why? Explore the good, the bad, and the downright ugly behind the ways your body keeps you healthy in Grossology. Slide through a huge intestine, climb an oozy skin wall, tour an enormous nose, smell icky bodily smells and more. Grossology is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission.

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Opens October 4 in our Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery

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Celebrating Women in Science Events

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.

Upcoming Programs:

October 12: Archaeologist Cece Saunders of Historical Perspectives with Archaeology is a puzzle: It’s just outside the box and a bit dirty.
November 8: Physiologist Beth Taylor with Get Moving! How exercise impacts the heart, lungs, muscles and brain.
Weekends – Complete a Women in Science scavenger hunt on your next visit to the Science Center and enter to win a subscription to National Geographic magazine.

Event Date:

See program dates.

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Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia 3D

Now Showing
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!

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Now Showing

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NEW Activities for our Youngest Visitors–three new exhibits now open!

Our new interactive exhibits are just the right size for visitors under 7 years old. Our youngest visitors can build their own Tiny Town with soft, super-sized blocks in our KidSpace gallery; touch down in a lunar lander and explore the surface of the moon at Moonwalk in our Exploring Space gallery; and crawl through the forest to see its creatures up close at Critter Corner in our River of Live gallery. These new hands-on experiences are FREE with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission.

Event Date:

Open during regular hours

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Live Gallery Science Demonstrations

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.

Event Date:

11AM–1PM and 2–4PM, Weekends

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Story Time

Join Connecticut Science Center staff as they read fun, science-themed stories to your little ones. It is the perfect break for children 6 and under. FREE with the purchase of General Admission or a Connecticut Science Center Membership.

Event Date:

11:30AM and 1:00PM, Weekends and Holidays