Among many world-class attractions at your fingertips as a guest of ours here at The Goodwin in Downtown Hartford is the Connecticut Science Center. We’ve written about this top-grade museum—a fantastic day trip from The Goodwin particularly for families but with something for just about everybody—here at the blog before, and we urge you to take a gander at that overview.
Today, though, we’ll spotlight some of the current special exhibits and upcoming events at the institution: There’s awesome stuff on the calendar!
Current Exhibits at the Connecticut Science Center
The Connecticut Science Center boasts better than 165 exhibits offering fantastic opportunities for hands-on education, from Forces in Motion and Science Alley to Energy City, Sports Lab, and Invention Dimension. The permanent installations are complemented by a steady slew of traveling exhibitions that rotate through. You’ve still got a few weeks left to enjoy the current offering: Real Bodies: The Exhibition.
Extended through September 1st, Real Bodies pulls back the curtain on human anatomy and physiology using actual human specimens that are thoughtfully and artfully staged. It’s an incredibly profound experience, exploring not only the basics of our inner workings but the human body’s cultural resonances, life’s journey, and more.
Your General Admission (or Science Center membership) affords you access to Real Bodies, which is open during the center’s normal operating days from 10 AM to 5 PM. The Science Center recommends allowing upwards of an hour at least to take in the unique galleries.
Current Movies at the Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation Science Theater
Incredible 3D films in the Connecticut Science Center’s theater engage audiences in the wonders of the world.
The current program includes Apollo 11: First Steps Edition, a timely look at NASA’s
lunar-landing mission that took place 50 years ago this summer. The entire
film, directed by Todd Douglas Miller, represents archival footage and audio,
much of it previously unseen and unheard.
Also on offer is Superpower Dogs, an amazing look at real-life “superhero” canines around the world.
You can check out the schedule of screenings at the Maximilian E. Marion O. Hoffman Foundation Science Center right here.
Women in Science Saturday
The Connecticut Science Center celebrates the work of female scientists and encourages young women to embark on careers in STEM through its Women in Science series. As part of that program, Amanda Hewes, a University of Connecticut graduate student in evolutionary biology, will talk about some of the coldblooded neighbors of ours here on Planet Earth in a presentation called “Outrageous Reptiles” on Saturday, August 17th at 11 AM.
Take in the Connecticut Science Center’s Wonders on Your Next Visit to The Goodwin
Whether a special lecture, educational film, or traveling exhibition, or simply one of the absorbing permanent exhibits, the Connecticut Science Center is a surefire all-ages hit. Check it out on your next stay at The Goodwin here in Downtown Hartford!