Discovery Welcomes Bill Finch as New Executive Director
Discovery Welcomes Bill Finch as New Executive Director
Today, the Discovery Museum announced that former Bridgeport Mayor and State Senator Bill Finch has officially started in his new role as executive director. The news comes as the museum celebrates its 60th anniversary. "I've always been a big fan …
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Discovery Staff Member Attends Launch of Cargo Resupply to ISS
Discovery Staff Member Attends Launch of Cargo Resupply to ISS
Photographing the OA-8 Commercial Resupply Mission to the International Space Station: By Elliot Severn Last week, I had the exciting opportunity to witness and photograph the launch of Orbital ATK’s eighth commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station. After …
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Discovery’s Solar System Walk
Discovery’s Solar System Walk
At Discovery, we specialize in hands-on STEM fun. We want to make certain that STEM topics are relevant and accessible for our audience. Here is one story of how we bought a unique understanding about our solar system to a …
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2017 Summer Programs: Week 8
2017 Summer Programs: Week 8
Our final week of Summer STEM Programs was all about experimentation and getting messy. While some children made slime and ooblek, other groups made rockets, hot air balloons, and even candies and chocolates. We ended the week with a memorable …
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2017 Summer Programs: Week 7
2017 Summer Programs: Week 7
Week 7 of Summer STEM Programs found our young learners experiencing the world of astronauts, mad scientists, and magicians. Our Kosmic Kids learned about our solar system, taking advantage of our planetarium and Science on a Sphere. The mad scientists …
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2017 Summer Programs: Week 6
2017 Summer Programs: Week 6
Robotics, roller coasters, and flight! Our youngest Summer STEM Program participants soared as they learned about flying, from birds to kites, airplanes, and space shuttles. Several programs focused on the field of robots, exploring electricity, circuits, and coding. Students entering …
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2017 Summer Programs: Week 4
2017 Summer Programs: Week 4
STEM Summer Programs covered a wide range of topics this week from tiny bugs to massive dinosaurs, our Superhero scientists explored, asked questions, and made all kinds of amazing things to put their ideas to the test! From fossils to …
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2017 Summer Programs: Week 3
2017 Summer Programs: Week 3
STEM Summer Programs were spectacular this week! Our young scientists and engineers explored the exciting world of maker, learned about habitats and animals courtesy of our friends at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, made instruments, learned the science of photography, and even …
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2017 Summer Programs: Week 2
2017 Summer Programs: Week 2
STEM Summer Programs at Discovery are in full swing now with five sessions each week! This week we had kids exploring space, the ocean, dinosaurs, and making movies, speakers, 3D printed objects. A T-Rex even stopped in for a quick …
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2017 Summer Programs: Week 1
2017 Summer Programs: Week 1
We kicked off the year with two sessions for our youngest learners who built volcanoes, earthquake tested buildings, learned about recycling, and also learned about animals, their habitats, and how they move. We swing into FULL SESSION in Week 2 …
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Space Day 2017: Out-of-This-World Fun
Space Day 2017: Out-of-This-World Fun
On April 1, 2017 over 1,800 local kids and families joined us for a wonderful day of space exploration at Discovery Museum. From 10am to 4pm, the Museum offered a dizzying array of special activities from astronaut pictures to live …
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Year in Discovery – December 2016 Energy Network Opens!
Year in Discovery – December 2016 Energy Network Opens!
@ Discovery: Now Open: Energy Network Sponsored by and developed in partnership with Energize CT, Energy Network is a new interactive exhibit at Discovery Museum that features hands-on activities that demonstrate what energy is, ways to harness, use, and conserve …
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Year in Discovery – November 2016 Harvest Brew Fest
Year in Discovery – November 2016 Harvest Brew Fest
@ Discovery: Harvest BrewFest November 5th, Discovery Museum hosted an evening featuring CT breweries, beer and cider tasting, and information about the craft and science of brewing beer. Over 100 people came to the Museum’s first annual Harvest BrewFest, which …
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Year in Discovery – October 2016 Special Events Galore
Year in Discovery – October 2016 Special Events Galore
@ Discovery: Special Events Galore The month of October featured three Saturday special events at Discovery Museum, starting October 1st when Pitney Bowes and the Pitney Bowes Foundation supported and volunteered to help staff a free admission day at the …
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Year in Discovery – September 2016 Mighty STEM Girls
Year in Discovery – September 2016 Mighty STEM Girls
@ Discovery: Mighty STEM Girls This fall Discovery Museum launched Mighty STEM Girls, a new program focused on engaging 4th grade girls in STEM. Sessions discuss female STEM pioneers, innovators, and visionaries, and then participants complete fun interactive activities related …
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Year in Discovery – August 2016 GSK Science in the Summer
Year in Discovery – August 2016 GSK Science in the Summer
@ Discovery: GSK Science in the Summer GSK Science in the Summer™ is a is a free science education program sponsored by GSK that helps elementary school children “grow into science.” GSK Science in the Summer™ partners with institutions like …
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Year in Discovery – July 2016 Summer Programs
Year in Discovery – July 2016 Summer Programs
@ Discovery: Summer Programs Each year, from late June through the start of August, Discovery Museum hosts seven weeks of STEM learning fun. Week-long programs offer local youngsters the opportunity to explore through hands-on activities like designing roller coasters, creating …
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Year in Discovery – June 2016 Maker Math
Year in Discovery – June 2016 Maker Math
Merry Christmas from your friends at Discovery Museum! Continuing our Year in Discovery series, here is our news from June of 2016: @ Discovery: Maker Math In June 2016, Discovery Museum used a grant from the Association of Science and …
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Year in Discovery – May 2016 Astronaut Training Day
Year in Discovery – May 2016 Astronaut Training Day
@ Discovery: Discover NASA Astronaut Training Day We celebrated the successful completion of our first year of Discover NASA programming by rewarding our youngest rocket scientists (grades K-2) with an out-of-this-world day of fun! Astronaut Training Day activities were based …
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Year in Discovery – April 2016 Space Day & More!
Year in Discovery – April 2016 Space Day & More!
@ Discovery: Space Day & Science On a Sphere Space Day: In April 2016, we hosted a free day of space-related fun at Discovery, with rocket launches, moon rock and meteorite displays, solar scope viewings, the premier of a new …
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Year in Discovery – March 2016 EverBright Opens for Creativity
Year in Discovery – March 2016 EverBright Opens for Creativity
@ Discovery: Everbright In March 2016, we installed Everbright in the center gallery on our main floor. The grid of 464 adjustable dials allows guests to manipulate the individual pods to any color in the spectrum. We encourage open, collaborative …
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Year in Discovery – February 2016 3D Printing Martian Tools
Year in Discovery – February 2016 3D Printing Martian Tools
@ Discovery: Students 3D Print Martian Tools The STEM Accelerators program is an after-school program for Bridgeport students who are excited about STEM. In February 2016, we welcomed our third cohort of students to the program. This past year, Cohort …
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Year in Discovery – January 2016 Dare to Discover
Year in Discovery – January 2016 Dare to Discover
@ Discovery: Dare to Discover Opens! In January 2016, we welcomed the community to our newly opened Dare to Discover exhibit. Guests can visit 10 stations where young learners and families can test, play, and learn using heat-sensing cameras, earthquake …
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Summer Program News: Week 7
Summer Program News: Week 7
This concludes Summer at Discovery, 2016! Many thanks to our incredible sponsors and brilliant participants! See you next year!
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Summer Program News: Week 5
Summer Program News: Week 5
Featuring maker, ocean exploration, robotics, the science of roller coasters, and more!
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Summer Program News: Week 4
Summer Program News: Week 4
Featuring pirates, color creation, ocean exploration, marine biology, maker science, and roller coaster science!
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Summer Program News: Week 3
Summer Program News: Week 3
Featuring sport science, paleontology, maker science, geology, and 3D design!
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Summer Program News: Week 2
Summer Program News: Week 2
Featuring young learners making candy, video games, exploring space and engaging in 3D design.
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Around the World in a Solar Plane
Around the World in a Solar Plane
Swiss psychiatrist and balloonist Bertrand Piccard is currently flying a solar-powered plane across the Atlantic as part of his attempt to complete the first flight around the world (that's 22,000 miles!) in a solar-powered plane. What is Solar-Powered? When we …
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Summer Program News: Week 1
Summer Program News: Week 1
Featuring bugs, spies, animators, and makers exploring the woods, learning by doing STEM experiments and so much more!
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David Mestre Encourages Class of 2016 to Reach for the Stars
David Mestre Encourages Class of 2016 to Reach for the Stars
David Mestre, Director of the Henry B. duPont III Planetarium at the Discovery Museum, was invited to speak at the Stepping Forth Ceremony of the Inter-district Discovery Magnet School’s 8th grade class. The School’s close proximity to the Museum has …
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New Art Mezzanine Exhibit: Summer Perspectives
New Art Mezzanine Exhibit: Summer Perspectives
Beginning Tuesday, June 7th, visitors are welcome to view Summer Perspectives, a colorful and beautiful collection of paintings by Connecticut artist, Alexandria Sinchak. About the art: This 2016 collection features acrylic paintings inspired by various New England beach towns, primarily …
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Discoveries Spring 2016 Newsletter
Discoveries Spring 2016 Newsletter
All the latest news on STEM learning at Discovery Museum featuring a student's story of success at the science fair, details on an upcoming special event at the Museum, a profile of our Director of Guest Services & Public Programming, …
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The Moo Family’s Meteorite Mission
The Moo Family’s Meteorite Mission
Do you love exploring? Are you excited about solving mysteries? Are you on a quest to solve a problem? People love and explore STEM for a range of reasons, and at Discovery we love to meet new friends and learn …
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Behind the Scenes: Science on a Sphere
Behind the Scenes: Science on a Sphere
UPDATE: Science On a Sphere® (SOS) is fully installed, and operational. Our staff here at Discovery Museum has been training all week and working with a team from NOAA to align, configure, and complete setup of our new exhibit. SOS …
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Reunion in Outer Space
Reunion in Outer Space
Trumbull students have been journeying to space at Discovery Museum for years. The Museum is home to Connecticut's only Challenger Learning Center, a unique facility where groups of young learners can take on a variety of roles in an immersive …
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Discovery Launches High Altitude Balloon
Discovery Launches High Altitude Balloon
View From the Top (Originally appeared in Discoveries…newsletter, Fall 2015) At 6:20AM on Saturday, September 29, 2015 Discovery’s David Mestre emerged through the Museum’s automatic doors to glare at the sky for the fourth time in the last hour.  The …
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