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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Now Open
7 Days a Week
10am to 5pm
Through August 31
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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

The Nano Exhibit will only be here until September 8!

Come explore things that bare smaller than a spot on a lady bug - before it's too late!

Amazing things happen that are too small to see with just your eyes! Zoom in with different magnifiers, sort “cells”, and more! Try your skill at three pinball-style exhibits to see how germs, dust and pollen affect your body. 16 stations of hands-on fun!
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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...
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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