Scheduled Special Events
The Discovery Museum and Planetarium opened its doors in 1962 as the Museum of Art Science and Industry with the strategic intent of emphasizing the synergy of art, science and industry. Without the support of local companies and their employees, the Museum would never have come to fruition. Over the years, your continued generosity has enabled the institution to grow into the regional destination that it has become.
As the Museum opens its doors for the next fifty years, we look to our past for inspiration and renewed partnerships. Upcoming events will showcase the cultural and industrial heritage of our region. Working in collaboration with regional organizations, we will celebrate the richness and diversity of our past as we together generate excitement for our future.
Cultural Heritage Events
African American History Celebration
Saturday, February 22, 2014 • 10AM to 5PM
Join us as we celebrate African American History Day and recognize the tremendous accomplishments of this rich and dynamic heritage. It’s a day to learn about science and innovation and to talk to professionals who will share why they chose their field. View the “African American Scientists Hall of Fame”, and information tables.
Enjoy Science Demonstrations, Planetarium Shows for all age groups, “Make and Take” Craft Workshops for children, and over 100 hands-on Interactive Exhibits throughout the Museum. Also scheduled: Mini Hair-Braiding and Beading for children, the Science of Basketball, our favorite “Bossy Flossy” Dental Presentation and Give-Aways, Solar Scope viewings, the film “Journey to the Stars” narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, and much more!
Storytelling, Dance, Choir and Jazz Ensembles will round out the day. Food will be available for purchase from Decadent Dogs. Come celebrate the dance, music and food made familiar by our neighbors and community members.
Join us for upcoming events as we showcase the inventors, engineers, scientists and other professionals who have made important contributions to our society and daily lives.
Women's History Celebration Day
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Hispanic Heritage Celebration Day
Every year we are privileged to present daytime and evening offerings that bring to the public unique programming that edifies, delights, and delivers a deeper appreciation of the mysteries of the universe, the laws of science, and their impact in our daily lives. Not only do these events feature special and engaging activities for both children and adults, but some serve as valuable fundraisers for Discovery so that we can continue to fulfill our mission, “to engage, excite and educate” in science and technology literacy, one of our nation’s highest educational priorities.
Come join us, and know that your participation is contributing to one of Connecticut's premiere science education institutions. We look forward to welcoming you!