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New Exhibit Now Open: Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body

On view through March 8, 2015 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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On view through March 8, 2015 in our Saint Francis Care Traveling Exhibit Gallery


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Winter Vacation Exploration Camps: February

Kids have FUN on school vacation at the Connecticut Science Center! Your child will love our hands-on day camps filled with fun and engaging science. Kids can discover the best way to fling a marshmallow and more. Sign up today!

February Winter Vacation Exploration Camp dates:

  • Friday, February 13: Amazing Animals
  • Monday, February 16: Fabulous Foods
  • Tuesday, February 17: Tinker Time

For more information and to register, visit www.CTScienceCenter.org/camps or call (860) SCIENCE [724.3623].

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February 2015


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New Movie: Great White Shark 3D

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.

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Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia 3D

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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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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.

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January 10, 2015,11AM–2PM: Architect Beccah Eldridge, AIA, LEED AP of MBH Architecture, LLC with Women Architects: Design and plan buildings for healthcare institutions, where patients can visit when they get sick, don’t feel well, or just need a regular check-up.

February 14, 2015, 11AM–2PM: Staff Scientist Lyn Wojick with Magical Minerals: Adventures in Geology: Discover unique minerals and rocks through hands-on investigations. Check out crystals in geodes and explore many more of Earth’s treasures. Find fossils and bring in your own rock or mineral sample to look at with scientific tools!

March 14, 2015, 11AM–2PM: Staff Scientist Michelle Slater with Design Your Own Reef Fish: Learn how different fish body types & shapes affect the way fish species live their lives by creating your own new species.

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!

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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.

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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.

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