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November 2019

Thankful Friday 2019

November 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Join us for our third annual Thankful Friday, a day of community giveback. It's a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season! We'll have gift-and card-making stations, plus activities for the whole family. Holiday photos with Santa and T-Rex Make holiday cards for the troops Gift-making: ornaments, buttons, and bath bombs Planetarium shows at 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, and 4 pm Curiosity Stream videos Don't forget to bring toys to donate to the Toy Closet…

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December 2019

SOLD OUT–Girl Scout Juniors–Crime Lab–December 7, 2019

December 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$7 - $20

Put your sleuth skills to the test! We will break codes to understand secret messages, read invisible ink, and identify mystery substances. Once you’ve learned the tricks of the trade and perfected your detective skills, help us solve a crime and save the day! Museum patch included. (For: Troops, individuals with Adult, no tagalongs) For more information, email tropp@discoverymuseum.org.

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December 23 Vacation Program

December 23, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
$20 - $65

Looking for a great way to spend a day off from school? Join the Discovery Museum for some of the coolest mad science around! We’ll experiment with a variety of STEM topics including chemistry,  physics, and robotics. Open to students in grades K-6, programs run from 9:00am-3:30pm with extended day options that run from 8:30am-9:00am and 3:30pm-5:30pm. Sales close December 18, 2019 at 11:55pm. No late registrations will be accepted. For more information, contact tropp@discoverymuseum.org.

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Winter Crafts (December 23)

December 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Take a break from the cold at the Discovery Museum! We'll have a selection of fun winter crafts and seasonal make-and-takes.

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Winter Crafts (December 26)

December 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Take a break from the cold at the Discovery Museum! We’ll have a selection of fun winter crafts and seasonal make-and-takes.

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December 27 Vacation Program

December 27, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
$20 - $65

Looking for a great way to spend a day off from school? Join the Discovery Museum for some of the coolest mad science around! We’ll experiment with a variety of STEM topics including chemistry,  physics, and robotics. Open to students in grades K-6, programs run from 9:00am-3:30pm with extended day options that run from 8:30am-9:00am and 3:30pm-5:30pm. Sales close December 18, 2019 at 11:55pm. No late registrations will be accepted. For more information, contact tropp@discoverymuseum.org.

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Winter Crafts (December 27)

December 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Take a break from the cold at the Discovery Museum! We’ll have a selection of fun winter crafts and seasonal make-and-takes.

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Winter Crafts (December 28)

December 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Take a break from the cold at the Discovery Museum! We’ll have a selection of fun winter crafts and seasonal make-and-takes.

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Winter Crafts (December 29)

December 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Take a break from the cold at the Discovery Museum! We’ll have a selection of fun winter crafts and seasonal make-and-takes.

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January 2020

A Special Day for Special Needs January 2020

January 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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A Special Day for Special Needs - Free admission for all guests with special needs and their chaperone, thanks to Berchem Moses PC. - Quiet planetarium Shows - High-volume planetarium shows - Visually dynamic live science demonstrations (no loud noises or flashes) - Live Science on a Sphere Tour of the Solar System - Make your own oobleck And much more!! Many thanks to our sponsor:

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SOLD OUT–Girl Scout Juniors–Crime Lab–January 18, 2020

January 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$7 - $20

Put your sleuth skills to the test! We will break codes to understand secret messages, read invisible ink, and identify mystery substances. Once you’ve learned the tricks of the trade and perfected your detective skills, help us solve a crime and save the day! Museum patch included. (For: Troops, individuals with Adult, no tagalongs) For more information, email tropp@discoverymuseum.org.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 2020

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Join us for our annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. Free admission for all! Sponsored by Aquarion Water Company. - College and career counseling - 3D design station - Make your own dream buttons - Live planetarium shows - Friends of the Bridgeport Public Library book sale

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SOLD OUT–Girl Scout Juniors–Discovery Astronomy Night

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$7 - $25

Want an out-of-this-world experience? Join Discovery Museum staff to learn about the universe and what we can (and can’t) see in our night sky. See how telescopes help us understand our place in the universe like never before! Museum patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/adult, no tagalongs) For more information, email tropp@discoverymuseum.org.

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February 2020

Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes–Blast Off! Rocket Design Workshop

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$7 - $22

3…2…1…Blast off! In teams, Juniors and Cadettes will receive a budget and learn how to balance it and write checks. They will use their budget to purchase materials for their rocket design, which they will then launch to test. We will use the Engineering Design Process to plan, build, evaluate, and redesign rockets for optimal launch. Fee includes planetarium show and Museum patch. (For: Troops, Individuals w/Adult, no Tagalongs.)

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February 14 Vacation Program

February 14 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
$20 - $65

Looking for a great way to spend a day off from school? Join the Discovery Museum for some of the coolest mad science around! We’ll experiment with a variety of STEM topics including chemistry,  physics, and robotics. Open to students in grades K-6, programs run from 9:00am-3:30pm with extended day options that run from 8:30am-9:00am and 3:30pm-5:30pm. Sales close February 12, 2020 at 11:55pm. No late registrations will be accepted. For more information, call 203-372-3521.

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Aerospace Engineering Day

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Come to the Discovery Museum for Aerospace Engineering Day. All visitors will get $2 off the price of admission, thanks to our sponsor Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company and Specialty Cable Corp. Activities will include make-and-take flying crafts, a chance to check out a wind tunnel, live science demonstrations, planetarium shows, and space documentaries. Let your imagination take flight and soar to new heights! Many thanks to our sponsors:   

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March 2020

SOLD OUT–Girl Scout Brownies–Galactic Girls–March 14, 2020

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$7 - $20

Calling all young astronomers! Spend the morning at the Museum under the starry dome of our Planetarium, and learn about the planets and stars. Observe some real astronauts in space and help them with their microgravity experiments about the space shuttle. We’ll learn about space destinations and prepare for our own turn to blast off to the Moon! Museum Patch included. (For: Troops, Individuals w/ Adult; No Tagalongs) For more information, email tropp@discoverymuseum.org.

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April 2020

Girl Scout Daisies–Zoo in the Sky

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
$7 - $20

When you look up in the night sky, what do you see? There’s an entire animal kingdom playing in the stars! Come learn how to play connect the dots with the stars to find all kinds of creatures in the sky! Make your own constellation to take home and see the night sky in our planetarium. Museum patch included. (For: Troops, individuals with Adult, no tagalongs) For more information, email tropp@discoverymuseum.org.

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June 2020

Ocean Engineers

June 29 @ 9:00 am - July 3 @ 3:30 pm
$50 - $200

Study creatures of the deep (and not so deep) to learn about how plants and animals adapt to live in our oceans. Use what you learn to design your own boats and submersibles, and experiment with density and water quality! Bonus activities for the week will include art and animation techniques to help us design ocean projects! Virtual program day runs from 9:00am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday, with live interactive sessions from 9:00-10:30 and from 2:30-3:30 daily. Open to…

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July 2020

Earth Science

July 6 @ 9:00 am - July 10 @ 3:30 pm
$50 - $200

Learn about the layers of our Earth and how different Earth systems work together to make the world we live in! Study volcanoes, earthquakes, storms, and more! We will also learn about how we study the Earth’s past, from the people who lived here before to the dinosaurs! Virtual program day runs from 9:00am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday, with live interactive sessions from 9:00-10:30 and from 2:30-3:30 daily. Open to students entering grades K-6. Space is limited–pre-registration is required.…

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Nature Nurturers

July 13 @ 9:00 am - July 17 @ 3:30 pm
$50 - $200

From food webs to habitats, there’s so much for us to explore about nature, from a garden to a backyard, to a park or to a jungle! We’ll learn about plant and animal senses and adaptations, and study the needs of living things to help us understand nature all around us and how to care for it! Virtual program day runs from 9:00am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday, with live interactive sessions from 9:00-10:30 and from 2:30-3:30 daily. Open to…

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EarthKAM Training and Image Capture

July 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

EarthKAM is a NASA educational outreach program that enables students, teachers, and the public to learn about Earth from the unique perspective of space. During Sally Ride EarthKAM missions students and the public from around the world request images of specific locations on Earth. The project was initiated by Dr. Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, in 1995 and called KidSat. The KidSat camera flew on three space shuttle flights (STS 76, 81, and 86) to test its feasibility.…

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Space Science

July 20 @ 9:00 am - July 24 @ 3:30 pm
$50 - $200

Learn what it takes to explore space, from understanding gravity to visiting new planets! Explore the solar system like never before by making models of star cores, craters, and more. Study phases of the moon and become a rocket scientist, and learn how astronauts and engineers plan for the extreme environment of space. Virtual program day runs from 9:00am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday, with live interactive sessions from 9:00-10:30 and from 2:30-3:30 daily. Open to students entering grades K-6.…

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Inventive Engineering

July 27 @ 9:00 am - July 31 @ 3:30 pm
$50 - $200

Engage in the Engineering Design Process and explore all of the things you can make to solve problems in your everyday life. From things that make our lives easier to amazing machines that can take a simple task and make it spectacular, engineering gives us the tools to make life great! Bonus activities for the week will include food science to help us learn how cooking and baking can be similar to engineering and rely on engineers! Virtual program day…

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August 2020

Physics Fun

August 3 @ 9:00 am - August 7 @ 3:30 pm
$50 - $200

Live the life of a physicist, practicing everything from flight challenges and simple machines to computer programming and learning how to test the laws of motion. We’ll show you the basics and help you design your own experiments, projects, and products. Virtual program day runs from 9:00am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday, with live interactive sessions from 9:00-10:30 and from 2:30-3:30 daily. Open to students entering grades K-6. Space is limited–pre-registration is required. View our materials list here!

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