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Invest in The Discovery Museum and Planetarium

The Discovery Museum, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate, excite and engage visitors in the exploration of science, technology and ideas through interactive experiences that promote new insights. The Museum seeks to enhance public understanding of science and technology through participant interaction with hands-on exhibits, Planetarium programs, the Challenger Learning Center and various educational programs.

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Make a telescope...
dive into an 8 foot submarine…
turn electricity into a magnet…
or join a mission to the moon!



Did You Know…
  • The U.S. ranks 24th out of 30 industrialized nations testing 15-year-olds in applied learning and problem-solving skills;
  • 71% of adults cannot calculate miles per gallon on a trip;
  • 50% of adults do not know how long it takes for the earth to revolve around the sun;
  • Connecticut has the highest achievement gap of all 50 states in math, science and reading.

*From the 2006 International Student Assessment, National Center for Education Statistics and 2009 ConnCAN Report

School Child
You don’t have to be an Einstein
to realize there’s a science education crisis in America. And you don’t have to be a math whiz to appreciate the above statistics.

And you also know the economy is playing havoc with non-profit funding.
Your help is necessary so we can continue to reach the children in Bridgeport and its suburbs, throughout the state and tri-state region with transformative, interactive science education.

Your donation will enable our outreach to provide these benefits to 60,000 children as well as support hands-on programming and exhibits for our 100,000 visitors from all over the world.

$25 will purchase teaching materials for hands-on learning labs.
$250 will send a child to Discovery’s summer science program for one week.
$500 will sponsor a program plus provide transportation for a Bridgeport class to visit and experience Discovery.
$5000 will purchase a new, full-dome planetarium show for our 120-seat facility.
Priceless - You as a volunteer.

Click on the "Donate" button to give online.
We are grateful for contributions in any amount. No amount is too small or too large!