Discovery Museum’s mission is deeply rooted in our history and presence in Bridgeport and Fairfield County. Our work benefits from joint ventures with a dynamic array of community partners, including:
The Adventure Park at Discovery Museum – Incorporated into the Discovery campus in 2008, the Adventure Park shares our mission of increasing children’s self-confidence and urge to explore. Through climbing trails and zip line activities, students overcome challenges in a safe and sustainable environment. The Adventure Park has consistently demonstrated its support for the Museum through fundraisers and with generous donations of climbing passes. Discovery Museum members receive one free admission ticket to climb at the Adventure Park.
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Barnum Museum – A local historical gem, the Barnum Museum is the last surviving building dedicated to Phineas Taylor Barnum. P.T. Barnum loved learning through engaging, and here at the Discovery Museum our goal is to inspire the same wonder through interactive STEM learning opportunities.
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Bridgeport Sound Tigers – The Sound Tigers are a professional hockey team in the American Hockey League. They play their home games at the Webster Bank Arena. Discovery Museum members receive one free children admission ticket with the purchase of a discounted ($16.00) adult admission ticket for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
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Code Ninjas – Code Ninjas teaches kids ages 7-14 to learn how to code by building their very own video games. Kids learn coding, robotics, and problem solving, while developing confidence and problem solving skills that will help in all areas of their lives. Their core program consists of a 9-belt curriculum that teaches kids to code through game building. Discovery Museum members receive a 10% discount at Code Ninjas.
For more information about Code Ninjas, click here.
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo – As another nonprofit with a strong history and responsibility to sustainability in the Bridgeport community, the Beardsley Zoo and Discovery make a great team. We have partnered with Beardsley to bring animals to the Museum for special event days and for our STEM Summer Programs.
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Discovery Interdistrict Magnet School – Discovery Magnet School was founded in 2008 and has since become its own flourishing learning environment. We partner with this neighboring school to host an array of unique enrichment opportunities. Students visit the Museum frequently, and the Discovery Magnet School is our main site for implementation of Discover NASA, a grant-funded program dedicated to the development and implementation of a rocketry curriculum for K-8 classrooms, and a high school-level extracurricular rocketry club..
For more information about the Discovery Interdistrict Magnet School, click here.
Eli’s Tavern – With locations in Hamden, Branford, Milford, and Orange, Eli’s Restaurant Group serves food and drink for couples, families, and sports fans. Discovery Museum members receive a 10% discount at Eli’s Tavern.
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Frankie’s Diner – Open since the 1930s, Frankie’s Diner is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Discovery Museum members receive a 10% discount at Frankie’s Diner.
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Friends of the Bridgeport Public Library – The Friends of the Bridgeport Public Library is charged with advocacy, fundraising, and programming initiatives to help make Bridgeport libraries thriving community centers of discovery and lifelong learning, as well as to enhance educational and cultural opportunities in the City of Bridgeport. We are proud to partner with the FBPL for many of Discovery Museum’s special event days.
For more information about the Friends of the Bridgeport Public Library, click here.
Goldfish Swim School – Located in Norwalk, Goldfish Swim School provides swim lessons for children ages 4 months to 12 years. Discovery Museum members receive one free family swim OR one free swim lesson at Goldfish Swim School.
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Goodfellas Pizzeria – Goodfellas Pizzeria serves pizza, sandwiches, pasta, salads, and more. Discovery visitors can order lunch and have it delivered right to our lobby! Discovery Museum members receive a 10% discount at Goodfellas.
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Greater Bridgeport Symphony – Founded in 1945, the Greater Bridgeport Symphony is now under the leadership of Conductor Eric Jacobsen. The 2018-2019 season will be space-themed, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
For more information about the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, click here.
Housatonic Community College – HCC and Discovery are working together to give volunteer and employment experiences to students, a collaboration which benefits the Bridgeport community at large.
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J Bagels and Cafe – Formally known as UCBC Trumbull, J Bagels & Cafe is a family run bagel shop. They offer fresh-baked bagels, specialty sandwiches, coffee, and more. Discovery Museum members receive a 10% discount at J Bagels.
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Sacred Heart University – SHU and Discovery have collaborated to improve student work experience. Located just across the street from the university, Discovery offers students the chance to gain experience through both employment and volunteer opportunities. Discovery is always glad to welcome the young talent that Sacred Heart has to share.
For more information about Sacred Heart University, click here.
Sustainne – Sustainne is a resource for sustainable living in Fairfield County and beyond. Established by Analiese Paik , Sustainne connects consumers with businesses who operate sustainably, helping one another strengthen and grow their ecosystem through collaboration and innovation. Education is a large part of this collaboration, and Discovery is eager to share these practices with the community as a center for the implementation of new ideas.
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University of Bridgeport – UB and Discovery have partnered for many STEM-related endeavors, including the launch of high-altitude balloons with students and faculty from the Engineering Department.
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