Discovery Staff Member Attends Launch of Cargo Resupply to ISS
Discovery Staff Member Attends Launch of Cargo Resupply to ISS
Photographing the OA-8 Commercial Resupply Mission to the International Space Station: By Elliot Severn Last week, I had the exciting opportunity to witness and photograph the launch of Orbital ATK’s eighth commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station. After the retirement …
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Discovery’s Solar System Walk
Discovery’s Solar System Walk
At Discovery, we specialize in hands-on STEM fun. We want to make certain that STEM topics are relevant and accessible for our audience. Here is one story of how we bought a unique understanding about our solar system to a …
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2017 Summer Programs: Week 8
2017 Summer Programs: Week 8
Our final week of Summer STEM Programs was all about experimentation and getting messy. While some children made slime and ooblek, other groups made rockets, hot air balloons, and even candies and chocolates. We ended the week with a memorable …
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2017 Summer Programs: Week 7
2017 Summer Programs: Week 7
Week 7 of Summer STEM Programs found our young learners experiencing the world of astronauts, mad scientists, and magicians. Our Kosmic Kids learned about our solar system, taking advantage of our planetarium and Science on a Sphere. The mad scientists …
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2017 Summer Programs: Week 6
2017 Summer Programs: Week 6
Robotics, roller coasters, and flight! Our youngest Summer STEM Program participants soared as they learned about flying, from birds to kites, airplanes, and space shuttles. Several programs focused on the field of robots, exploring electricity, circuits, and coding. Students entering …
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2017 Summer Programs: Week 5
2017 Summer Programs: Week 5
STEM Summer Programs participants learned all about pirates and boats, life under the sea, kitchen chemistry, and space exploration. From the ocean floor to outer space, this week's programs were extreme! Participants built and launched their own rockets, viewed the …
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DIY Science Lab: Science & Wizardry Potions
DIY Science Lab: Science & Wizardry Potions
This special edition of Discovery Museum's DIY Science Lab offers a sneak peek at Discovery's School of Science & Wizardry, an exciting up coming special event taking place on Sunday, July 30th. Join Sarah, Michelle, and two guest scientists …
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2017 Summer Programs: Week 4
2017 Summer Programs: Week 4
STEM Summer Programs covered a wide range of topics this week from tiny bugs to massive dinosaurs, our Superhero scientists explored, asked questions, and made all kinds of amazing things to put their ideas to the test! From fossils …
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2017 Summer Programs: Week 3
2017 Summer Programs: Week 3
STEM Summer Programs were spectacular this week! Our young scientists and engineers explored the exciting world of maker, learned about habitats and animals courtesy of our friends at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, made instruments, learned the science of photography, and even …
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2017 Summer Programs: Week 2
2017 Summer Programs: Week 2
STEM Summer Programs at Discovery are in full swing now with five sessions each week! This week we had kids exploring space, the ocean, dinosaurs, and making movies, speakers, 3D printed objects. A T-Rex even stopped in for …
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2017 Summer Programs: Week 1
2017 Summer Programs: Week 1
We kicked off the year with two sessions for our youngest learners who built volcanoes, earthquake tested buildings, learned about recycling, and also learned about animals, their habitats, and how they move. We swing into FULL SESSION in Week 2 with …
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New in the Art Mezzanine: Harold Davis
New in the Art Mezzanine: Harold Davis
Discovery is excited to welcome the artwork of Harold Davis to our Art Mezzanine, where visitors can view, enjoy, and purchase his paintings and mixed media work. Davis is a member of the Easton Arts Council, his artwork can …
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DIY Science Lab #4: Lava Lamps
DIY Science Lab #4: Lava Lamps
Welcome back to the Discovery Museum's DIY Science Lab, where we are back with a new experiment that YOU can try at home. In this video see how to make your own lava lamp using materials you can find around …
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FCCF Grant Helps Discovery Launch STEM Program for Girls
FCCF Grant Helps Discovery Launch STEM Program for Girls
Discovery Museum recently received a $25,000 grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation to support Mighty STEM Girls, a free afterschool program dedicated to inspiring and empowering girls through STEM learning. The Museum offers weekly hour-long lessons that begin with information about …
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Space Day 2017: Out-of-This-World Fun
Space Day 2017: Out-of-This-World Fun
On April 1, 2017 over 1,800 local kids and families joined us for a wonderful day of space exploration at Discovery Museum. From 10am to 4pm, the Museum offered a dizzying array of special activities from astronaut pictures to …
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New in the Art Mezzanine: Grey Scale
New in the Art Mezzanine: Grey Scale
The whimsical and iconic graffiti-inspired art of Orange, CT's Joseph Tomaselli will brighten the walls of the upper level Art Mezzanine at Discovery Museum and Planetarium (4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport) through the spring. Read Story
DIY Science Lab #3: What floats your boat?
DIY Science Lab #3: What floats your boat?
Welcome back to the Discovery Museum's DIY Science Lab, where we are back with a new experiment that YOU can try at home. In this video see how to design, build, and test small boats to learn about buoyancy! All the latest news on STEM learning at Discovery Museum featuring a student's story of success at the science fair, details on an upcoming special event at the Museum, a profile of our …
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Mercury Monday at Discovery Museum
Mercury Monday at Discovery Museum
Today, Monday, May 9 Mercury Monday celebrates Mercury's transit of the sun with special shows in Science on a Sphere, solar scopes and more activities. The Museum is open to the public with half price admission to encourage our friends …
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The Moo Family’s Meteorite Mission
The Moo Family’s Meteorite Mission
Do you love exploring? Are you excited about solving mysteries? Are you on a quest to solve a problem? People love and explore STEM for a range of reasons, and at Discovery we love to meet new friends and learn …
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Summer Program Spotlight: Ocean Explorers
Summer Program Spotlight: Ocean Explorers
Summer program registration is open here at the Discovery Museum, and over the next few weeks, we will highlight some of our exciting program options for 2016. Each year we offer 7 weeks of full and half-day sessions with new themes …
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