Located in downtown Hartford, the Connecticut Science Center is scheduled to open June 12. The center's 150 exhibits housed in the 10 theme based galleries are designed for older children and teens. The exhibits will be hands-on learning experiences with the goal of promoting science literacy.
The striking building featuring glass exterior walls and a unique "magic carpet" roof with a garden was designed by the Argentinian based architect Cesar Pelli, who has completed over 100 major commissions worldwide including the World Financial Center in New York, the Petronas Towers in Malaysia, and the International Finance Center in Hong Kong.
Malcolm Grear Designers was hired to develop an interior donor recognition system for the new building. The main donor wall includes the names of all the donors silk-screened on a large central glass wall. The wall becomes frosted when viewed from the front and appears clear when viewed at an angle. The recognition system features several levels of signs for galleries, theater, café, etc.
The center's website has the most current opening date and ticket information.
Additional information can be obtained from the Hartford Courant.