The Discovery Museum will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 27.
We will be open on Black Friday, November 28.
Come enjoy our newest exhibits and planetarium shows!


Welcome to Discovery Museum and Planetarium
Discover Our Universe of Possibilities…Here in Fairfield County
The Discovery Museum and Planetarium is a museum for all ages

From a full-dome planetarium and telescopes to our Challenger Learning Center offering unique team-building experiences for corporations and grade-appropriate STEM education, enjoy over 100 exhibit areas and galleries featuring interactive, hands-on explorations of science, technology and ideas. Join us and rediscover the world around you.

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We Are Open:
Tuesday - Sunday
10am to 5pm
Closed Monday
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Dine for Discovery on Monday, December 1 at Fire Engine Pizza Company in historic Black Rock (2914 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport).

A portion of ALL the day’s proceeds benefit The Discovery Museum, and that INCLUDES take-out
and late night Football Fun!

The more YOU enjoy, the more WE benefit!
Please make reservations for parties of 6 or more: 333-3473 Menu: http://thefireenginepizzaco.com

Stop by for Amazing Appetizers, Pizza & Entrees, Great Beverages and Late Night Nibbles. Like us on Facebook, and invite your friends to join in!
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General Admission Fees Apply.
School Groups Must Reserve in Advance:
Call for Reservations and Special Pricing 203-372-3521 x117.

Join us at Connecticut’s ONLY Launch Party Site! Doors open early at 7AM for the Live Launch Broadcast.

AREA SCHOOLS INVITED FOR A SPECIAL DAY
OF SCIENCE AND SIMULATIONS.


OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – COME JOIN US!

Skype with the ORION Team and WPKN’s On-the-Ground Launch Correspondent, Anthony Poniros

Learn about Rocketry, Participate in Landing Simulations

LIVE LAUNCH, SPLASHDOWN & RECOVERY VIEWING!

Can’t make the early morning launch? We’ll have the event recorded and replayed throughout the day!
 

New Exhibits and Special Events

Get Physical!
Get Physical!
Exhibit is Now Open!


This fun interactive exhibit features hands-on lessons n the laws of physics.

Experience how pulleys and levers facilitate heavy lifting. take a shot at the science of rebound, make and fly the ideal paper helicopter, how a catenary arch can assume its own weight, and much, much more.
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Explore Connecticut's Own Inventions and Innovations
Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of local companies and individuals who have made Connecticut such a rich and dynamic state!
more info...
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Geometry comes to life as artist Susan Frey twists shapes, figures, animals and plants into playful compositions. Objects are suspended between the real and an imagined world in vibrant animal depictions, while the artist’s exploration of color combinations gives the shapes organizational qualities and balance.
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Come Visit Our Newest Visiting Exhibit! For more information....
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Discovery News

The Discovery Museum and Planetarium Welcomes New Executive Director, Stephen Baumann


Read more...
Birthday Parties

Birthday
Party Fun!

New Parties!
New Options!
More Fun!

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New Planetarium Shows.
One World, One Sky - ages 6 and under
Back to the Moon for Good - ages 8 and up


Cube Satelite

NEWS FROM NASA
Discovery Museum's
NASA CubeSat Space Mission Program is underway!
more info…


Every Day at Discovery
Permanent Exhibits
Our permanent exhibits feature Space, Light, Sound and Green Energy galleries; the Henry B. duPont III Planetarium; and Connecticut’s only Challenger Learning Center.

Visiting Exhibits
Several times a year our main level galleries showcase different traveling exhibits from around the world. Each new exhibit provides you with a unique opportunity to “discover the wonder” in our world.
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