School vacation fun at the Connecticut Science Center

HARTFORD, Conn. (Mass Appeal) – The Connecticut Science Center is offering up some fun adventures for kids during the school vacation. Scientist TJ McKenna shared more about the fun they offer.

Winter School Vacation at the Connecticut Science Center

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.

Winter Vacation Exploration Camps
Kids have FUN on school vacation at the Connecticut Science Center! Your child will love these hands-on day camps filled with fun and engaging science. Kids can see the gross and COOL inner workings of the human body, create a stop-motion video, discover the best way to fling a marshmallow, and more. Sign up for one day or all three!

Winter Vacation Exploration Camp dates

December 29, 2014: Grossed Out
December 30, 2014: Animation Station
January 19, 2015 (MLK Jr. Day): Operation Launch

$57 per day for members and corporate members ($62 on or after December 1)
$60 per day for employees of businesses in downtown Hartford ($65 on or after December 1)
$63 per day for non-members ($68 on or after December 1)

Drop off occurs between 8AM and 8:45AM; pick up between 3:30PM and 4PM. Optional after care available between 4PM and 5PM for an additional fee of $15 per child / $10 per child for members. For more information and to register, visit or call (860) SCIENCE [724.3623].

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.

To learn more call 860-SCIENCE (724-3623) or visit

About the Connecticut Science Center:
The Connecticut Science Center is dedicated to inspiring lifelong learning through interactive and innovative experiences that explore our changing world through science. We strive to create an engaging and sustainable science center that serves families and schools and has a significant impact on student and adult learning in Connecticut. We seek to develop the minds of future thinkers and inventors who will compete in the ever-expanding global marketplace for technology and innovation. And we endeavor to create a Connecticut workforce that meets the projected growth of jobs in science-related fields.

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