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Connecticut Science Center, Sock Skating Rink

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

It’s snow much fun here at the Connecticut Science Center! Stay warm while enjoying one of the best winter activities; skating! No skates are required for this rink, just wear your coziest pair of socks to slide around in. This is great for both the young and the young at heart. The Sock Skating Rink will be open through President’s Day and is included with the purchase of General Admission or a Connecticut Science Center Membership.

Butterfly Winter Wonderland


Tuesday- Friday: 1PM- 4PM, Weekends & Holidays: 11AM-4PM

Last entry at 3:30PM daily

Our tropical Butterfly Encounter is transforming into a winter wonderland for the holiday season. Warm up inside this tropical experience and enjoy the spirit of the season as the blue and white decorations make the experience even more magical than the last time. To add to the magic, we’re introducing two species of magnificent white butterflies; Morpho Polyphemus and Idea leuconoe. 

Get up close with one of only a few white morphos and discover Idea leuconoe (Paper Kite). These beautiful butterflies are noted for their slow and very graceful flight, which gives them the appearance of white handkerchiefs floating gently on the breeze. This slow flight is their way of advertising the very distinctive pattern of their wings, which birds associate with a very unpleasant taste.

The chrysalises will arrive at the end of November and begin emerging into butterflies early in December. Stay tuned on Facebook and Instagram for updates on when you can see Morpho polyphemus and Idea leuconoe during your visit.​ Entrance to the Butterfly Encounter requires a separate ticket purchase, General Admission is required.


January 31
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103
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(860) 724-3623