Welcome to Discovery Museum and Planetarium
Discover Our Universe of Possibilities…Here in Fairfield County
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.
Tuesday - Sunday
10am to 5pm
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!
New Exhibits and Special Events
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.
Our permanent exhibits feature Space, Light, Sound and Green Energy galleries; the Henry B. duPont III Planetarium; and Connecticut’s only Challenger Learning Center.
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.