NEW Traveling Exhibit: Lost Egypt
On view February 1–May 4, 2014
Journey thousands of years back in time to ancient Egypt! You'll see real mummies and ancient artifacts, dig for clues, build a pyramid, read ancient hieroglyphics and more. Lost Egypt is included with a Connecticut Science Center Membership or the purchase of General Admission.
Friday, April 4, 6–10PM
Hartford's hottest 21+ party takes you to the Nile Valley for live music, DJs and dancing, "tiger" rides, live African animals and Egyptian crafts, PLUS glittering prizes, gourmet food carts and fabulous liquid delights. Capacity is limited. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door.
Saturday, March 22, 11AM–2PM
Hartford HealthCare Health Lab, 5th Floor
Did you know that many different parts of your body affect your balance? Test your balance along with our friends from VNA HealthCare at an interactive exhibit. VNA HealthCareís Independent Living Services will also be on hand to show how life-saving help is just the press of a button away with Lifeline.
Take an extraordinary journey into space! The deepest reaches of our universe are brought to life with unprecedented clarity through real images captured by the world's most powerful telescopes. Explore the earliest galaxies, watch stars being born in vivid clouds of gas and dust, tour the surface of Mars, and witness images of distant celestial structures including stunning views of the Sun. Hidden Universe 3D is 45 minutes long and is recommended for all ages.
Showing on Weekends and Holidays only
The Gruffalo is a magical tale of a mouse who takes a stroll through the woods. Encountering three predatorsóa fox, an owl and a snakeóthe plucky mouse must use his wits to survive. The Gruffalo is 25 minutes long and is perfect for children of all ages. Kids 3 and under are free for this family-friendly 2D feature.
It's a natural history epic. It's a compelling detective story. It's a scientific adventure at its best. Flight of the Butterflies brings you on an extraordinary journey alongside hundreds of millions of Monarch butterflies as they migrate from Canada to a few isolated mountaintops in Mexico— a place they've never been! Be captivated by the true and compelling story of an intrepid scientist's 40-year search to find the butterflies' secret hideaway and look inside a chrysalis for the first time ever.
The Last Reef 3D: Cities Beneath the Sea
This passionate film emphasizes our connection with – and responsibility to – the complex ocean world.
The film's stunning imagery immerses audiences in coral reef communities – among familiar dolphins,
sharks and rays but also lesser-known species, such as crocodile fish, colorful nudibranchs and delicate flatworms. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
Presented by The Cheryl Chase & Stuart Bear Family Foundation
Robot Humanoid Exhibit
The exhibit features a programmable, 2-foot-tall humanoid robot with a wide range of features and capabilities, including groundbreaking work with children on the autism spectrum. Discover the capabilities and applications for this fascinating technology powered by Movia software.
NEW Exhibit: Digging Dinosaurs
Dinosaur fans of all ages will be excited to meet our very own roaring, moving, life-size Dilophosaurus. This animatronic wonder is stationed on the 6th floor near a brand new dino dig table. Make it a complete dino experience and see Sea Monsters 3D in the the Maximilian E and Marion O. Hoffman Foundation Science Theater.
NEW Exhibit: Freeze Frame 360
Join in the action with your friends and family in this brand new exhibit in the Sight and Sound experience featuring the latest technology in stop motion photography. Jump in the air or dance while eighteen cameras at once take your picture. You can view yourself frozen in place on a monitor in a looping video with the Hartford skyline in the background.