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November 2017

Thankful Friday

November 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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$7 - $9

Skip the mall! Come to Discovery on Thankful Friday, November 24th for hands-on learning, live science demonstrations, planetarium shows, elf scavenger hunt, green screen holiday card photo opportunity, and yes, even shopping! $2 off admission for every guest all day and 10% off all new memberships thanks to our event Sponsor, Hatfield Insurance Agency! Gift memberships purchased in person come with a free pair of goggles! MEMBERS ARE WELCOME EARLY! Come to the Museum at 9:00AM-a full hour before we…

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December 2017

Weekend Workshop

December 10, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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$12.00 - $22.00

Join us for a weekend workshop, with a focus on photography! Learn the fundamentals of how cameras work and what each part does, including: - three basic camera settings (exposure, aperture, and ISO sensitivity) and how to take control of them on a camera or smartphone - basic composition - photo scavenger hunt - darkroom session with winter-themed photograms (an artwork using photosensitive paper to create shapes and images) This workshop is ideal for children in grades 6 and up (ages…

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Snowflake Festival

December 27, 2017 - December 30, 2017
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Join us at Discovery for four days of winter-themed science fun! Each day will feature live science demonstrations, special activities and make-and-takes, planetarium shows, and more. Wednesday December 27th, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm – Wild Weather & Snowflake Festival Kickoff!! Every child receives a pair of snowflake light-viewing glasses Snowflake making 11:30 am and 1:30 pm Frozen Fun Demonstration with Ms. Michelle Snowman Probability Maker Challenge Thursday December 28th, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm – Make Some Noise! Den-Den Making…

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January 2018

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

January 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Our yearly celebration in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. brings STEM learning fun to children and families in the Bridgeport community and beyond. The day will feature special make-and-take activities, People of the World activity sponsored by 3Dux Design, our annual Peace Wall, planetarium shows, and Science on a Sphere. Volunteers from Jack & Jill of Eastern Fairfield County will be on hand to help with STEM activities. Friends of the Bridgeport Public Library will be here, giving away…

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February 2018

Aerospace Day

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Join us for an exciting day of STEM learning fun all about aerospace engineering, including drones, kites, wind tunnels, and space missions. We'll offer $1 off admission for all guests, thanks to support from Specialty Cable Corporation.

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Maker Day

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Celebrate Presidents' Day at Discovery with Maker Day! Explore, design, create, and produce, with activities that will challenge and excite your inner inventor. Museum activities available throughout the day: Legos Plastic geometry Tangram make and take Moonbase building Wing workshop Universe model building Holiday planetarium schedule (included with the price of admission): 11 am 1 pm 2 pm 3 pm Live Science Demonstrations in the Energize CT Theater – DIY (Do It Yourself) and DDIY (Don’t Do It Yourself) 11:30 am…

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April 2018

Space Day

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Please join us at Discovery Museum for our annual Space Day event. Sponsored by the NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium, this free admission day will feature: Space suit demonstrations in the Energize CT Theater — 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm Drone races and radio controlled airplanes in the field at Veteran's Park — All Day Rocket launch — 2:00 pm Tours of the Challenger Center — 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm Rocket making from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm…

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Earth Day Celebration and Food Truck Festival

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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In conjunction with Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Multi-Magnet High School and University of Bridgeport, Discovery Museum presents an Earth Day Celebration and Food Truck Festival. Admission: $10/person OR $40 family admission (up to 2 adults and 4 children) 50% of the paid admission can be used toward a family membership if purchased on this day. Food trucks will be lined up outside Discovery – admission must be paid in order to access the food trucks. Activities from Fairchild Wheeler include: henna,…

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Closing Reception for “Creativity – The Essence of Life”

April 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Please join us for the closing reception of "Creativity – The Essence of Life" Paintings by Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal Light refreshments will be served.

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STEMtacular

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Decode a STEM path that is perfect for you! Presented by Discovery Museum and Jack and Jill of America Inc. Eastern Fairfield County Chapter, STEMtacular will feature hands-on activities, planetarium shows, Science on a Sphere demos, and much more. Panel discussion topics include: young STEM entrepreneurs, STEM gateways, and higher STEM.

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May 2018

Science and Wine

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Join us for an evening of science and wine. Discovery Museum and Jack and Jill of Eastern Fairfield County are hosting a joint fundraiser to provide educational programming for children in the greater Bridgeport area. To purchase tickets for the event, please click here.

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Chasing New Horizons book signing and lecture

May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Authors Alan Stern and David Grinspoon will be at the Discovery Museum to discuss their new book, Chasing New Horizons. They will discuss their work to design a spacecraft to fly to Pluto, and tell us why Pluto is, in fact, a planet. 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm - Reception and book signing 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Lecture and Q&A This event is part of the duPont lecture series, and the Birkmaier awards will be presented.

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Explore! Innovate! Play!

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Explore! Innovate! Play! is a FREE ADMISSION day sponsored by Pitney Bowes and the Pitney Bowes Foundation. We will have planetarium shows, Science on a Sphere demos, film screenings, and more, including: - Hands-on activities from 10 am to 2 pm: origami kites, kinetic sand, and parachutes - Depth charge at 2 pm (weather permitting) - Live science demonstrations Each child in attendance will receive a free book, courtesy of Reading Is Fundamental.

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June 2018

Superhero Day

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Put your science superpowers to the test on Superhero Day at Discovery! $1 off admission for children in superhero costume. Incredible events include: Ninja Room, sponsored by Code Ninjas Hall of Heroes "Inator" Creator Superpower Demos Green Screen Superpowers Villain Lair

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GSK June Workshop

June 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free 3 spots left

Calling all student astronomers! Looking for an out-of-this-world experience this summer? Join the Discovery Museum for the Summer of Space, brought to you by GSK and The Franklin Institute. We’ll learn about the Sun and our stars, the phases of the Moon, and engineering for space. Once we’ve learned about what’s in space, it’s time to blast off! We’ll make rockets and prepare our astronomers for their future space travels. GSK Science in the Summer programs are completely free to participants! Students…

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July 2018

GSK July Workshop

July 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free 10 spots left

Calling all student astronomers! Looking for an out-of-this-world experience this summer? Join the Discovery Museum for the Summer of Space, brought to you by GSK and The Franklin Institute. We’ll learn about the Sun and our stars, the phases of the Moon, and engineering for space. Once we’ve learned about what’s in space, it’s time to blast off! We’ll make rockets and prepare our astronomers for their future space travels. GSK Science in the Summer programs are completely free to participants! Students…

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Discovery School of Science and Wizardry

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Our second annual Discovery School of Science and Wizardry explores the science of magic and the magic of science. Wizards and witches will be dazzled with amazing activities! Race to catch the snitch. Try on our invisibility cloak. Watch a live demo on the science of magic. Daydream under the stars of our planetarium. Check out a drone "quadditch" match with the CT Wild Flyers. Children dressed in costume will receive $1 off admission. Schedule of activities: Care of Mythical…

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August 2018

GSK Workshop – August 13

August 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Free 18 spots left

Calling all student astronomers! Looking for an out-of-this-world experience this summer? Join the Discovery Museum for the Summer of Space, brought to you by GSK and The Franklin Institute. We’ll learn about the Sun and our stars, the phases of the Moon, and engineering for space. Once we’ve learned about what’s in space, it’s time to blast off! We’ll make rockets and prepare our astronomers for their future space travels. GSK Science in the Summer programs are completely free to participants! Students…

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GSK Workshop – August 14

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Free 15 spots left

Calling all student astronomers! Looking for an out-of-this-world experience this summer? Join the Discovery Museum for the Summer of Space, brought to you by GSK and The Franklin Institute. We’ll learn about the Sun and our stars, the phases of the Moon, and engineering for space. Once we’ve learned about what’s in space, it’s time to blast off! We’ll make rockets and prepare our astronomers for their future space travels. GSK Science in the Summer programs are completely free to participants! Students…

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GSK Workshop – August 16

August 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Free 17 spots left

Calling all student astronomers! Looking for an out-of-this-world experience this summer? Join the Discovery Museum for the Summer of Space, brought to you by GSK and The Franklin Institute. We’ll learn about the Sun and our stars, the phases of the Moon, and engineering for space. Once we’ve learned about what’s in space, it’s time to blast off! We’ll make rockets and prepare our astronomers for their future space travels. GSK Science in the Summer programs are completely free to participants! Students…

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GSK Workshop – August 17

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Free 12 spots left

Calling all student astronomers! Looking for an out-of-this-world experience this summer? Join the Discovery Museum for the Summer of Space, brought to you by GSK and The Franklin Institute. We’ll learn about the Sun and our stars, the phases of the Moon, and engineering for space. Once we’ve learned about what’s in space, it’s time to blast off! We’ll make rockets and prepare our astronomers for their future space travels. GSK Science in the Summer programs are completely free to participants! Students…

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GSK Workshop – August 18

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free Sold out

Calling all student astronomers! Looking for an out-of-this-world experience this summer? Join the Discovery Museum for the Summer of Space, brought to you by GSK and The Franklin Institute. We’ll learn about the Sun and our stars, the phases of the Moon, and engineering for space. Once we’ve learned about what’s in space, it’s time to blast off! We’ll make rockets and prepare our astronomers for their future space travels. GSK Science in the Summer programs are completely free to participants! Students…

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GSK Family Night

August 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

GSK Family Night is Friday, August 24th from 5 pm to 9 pm. Activities will include access to the Museum, special planetarium shows, live science demonstrations, GSK hands-on activities (including virtual reality), and telescope viewing (weather permitting). Note: this event is ONLY for those who participated in a GSK Science in the Summer workshop this summer, and for Discovery Museum members. GSK participants have received a free ticket to the event, and must present this ticket for free admission. Family members…

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September 2018

Closing Reception for Elliot Severn Photography Exhibit

September 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Join us for the closing reception of the exhibit of Elliot Severn's spaceflight photography. Light refreshments will be served.

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Artist Reception

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Join us for an evening reception honoring artists Daniel Lanzilotta and Eva Timothy. Light refreshments will be served. Daniel Lanzilotta is a Bronx born and raised native. His environmental work is based on artistic expression using plastic ocean debris. He has collected a majority of his debris from the Atlantic Ocean along Southwestern France and northern Spain. He has collected debris from the Bronx River, Orchard Beach and other Bronx environments. He collects debris all along Coastal Connecticut's Long Island Sound.…

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