Hit the tropics at Hartford’s hottest night out! Grab your sunglasses, dust off your favorite island attire, and get ready for three floors of fun in the sun. Enjoy awesome hands-on exhibits, adult smoothies, live music, dancing, and more. Make your own lei, meet tropical animals, and learn to hula. See how low you can go at our Limbo contest and much more!
Brr! It’s freezing outside, but it’s FROZEN at the Connecticut Science Center! Celebrate all things Frozen with a day of snowy science activities. Build a snowman, sing along with Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff, see the science behind bubbles made with dry ice, have your face painted, and much more. Frozen Science Spectacular is FREE with General Admission or your Connecticut Science Center Membership.
Why STEM Needs Women: An evening with science evangelist and co-author of Newton’s Football: The Science Behind America’s Game Dr. Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D.
Enjoy a reception and hear an inspiring talk showcasing the work of female superheroes in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), while getting in touch with your inner superhero.
Tickets: $25 adults, $18 students, seniors, and Science Center members
Travel back in time and meet a baby T. rex without ever leaving the Science Center! Don’t worry—he’s friendly. You can even feed him to see what he likes! Dino Encounters is FREE with your Science Center Membership or General Admission.
PLEASE NOTE: Seating is limited; show attendance will be on a first come, first served basis.
Saturdays in February at 11AM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM
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.
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.