Come Play Mini-Golf!
Now through Sept 21 - Weekdays 3pm-5pm 1/2 price

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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Tuesday thru Sunday
10am to 5pm
Closed Monday
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The Celebration starts here!
Start your day at Discovery! Learn about Connecticut’s Freedom Trail. Celebrate song with amazing local Gospel Choirs. Join up with the downtown Freedom Trail Tour. Enjoy fun kid’s activities, science demos and make-and-takes. Plus Planetarium Shows and more.

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.
Sun is Art
Challenge family and friends to a great round of mini golf and learn how SPIN, TRAJECTORY, and VELOCITY are scientific principles you use in everyday play!
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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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Discovery News

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

Birthday Parties

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

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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