|Earth Day at 50
Wednesday marks a half century of celebration of our Earth, our spaceship. It …
New exhibit, “The Fragile Bee,” has folks buzzing about the Bridgeport-based Discovery Museum
The Discovery Museum announced that it is featuring a new art exhibit, “The Fragile Bee,” that will run through September 16.
The exhibit is composed of photographs and prints by artist …
New Partnership for Discovery Museum and Norwalk Public Library
The Norwalk Public Library and the Discovery Museum of Bridgeport today announced a new collaboration to enhance science awareness at the Library during the summer for children in grades 2 and above based on interactive science activities utilizing themes arising …
Faces from the Southern Ocean by JJ L’Heureux
Artist and naturalist J.J. L’Heureux has traveled to Antarctica seventeen times since 2000, documenting the landscape, the creatures that live there, and attempts at human habitation. She recently returned home to open several exhibitions at museums and galleries across the …
Discovery Welcomes Bill Finch as New Executive Director
Today, the Discovery Museum announced that former Bridgeport Mayor and State Senator Bill Finch has officially started in his new role as executive director. The news comes as the museum celebrates its 60th anniversary.
"I've always been a big fan of …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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!
Year in Discovery – December 2016 Energy Network Opens!
@ Discovery: Now Open: Energy Network
Sponsored by and developed in partnership with Energize CT, Energy Network is a new interactive exhibit at Discovery Museum that features hands-on activities that demonstrate what energy is, ways to harness, use, and conserve energy, …
Our 2nd DIY Science Lab, The Bouncy Egg
Happy New Years from the Discovery Museum's DIY Science Lab where we are ringing in 2017 with more experiments YOU can try at home. In this video see how vinegar can dissolve eggshells leaving behind a bouncy and very strange …
Year in Discovery – November 2016 Harvest Brew Fest
@ Discovery: Harvest BrewFest
November 5th, Discovery Museum hosted an evening featuring CT breweries, beer and cider tasting, and information about the craft and science of brewing beer. Over 100 people came to the Museum’s first annual Harvest BrewFest, which …
Year in Discovery – October 2016 Special Events Galore
@ Discovery: Special Events Galore
The month of October featured three Saturday special events at Discovery Museum, starting October 1st when Pitney Bowes and the Pitney Bowes Foundation
supported and volunteered …
Year in Discovery – September 2016 Mighty STEM Girls
@ Discovery: Mighty STEM Girls
This fall Discovery Museum launched Mighty STEM Girls, a new program focused on engaging 4th grade girls in STEM. Sessions discuss female STEM pioneers, innovators, and visionaries, …
Year in Discovery – August 2016 GSK Science in the Summer
@ Discovery: GSK Science in the Summer
GSK Science in the Summer™
is a is a free science education program sponsored by GSK that …
Introducing: Discovery Museum’s DIY Science Lab
What's cooler than being cool? Ice cold experiments you can do at home! Check out these two fun experiments that deal with a concept called SUPER COOLING, and try them at home in your kitchen. If you …
Year in Discovery – July 2016 Summer Programs
@ Discovery: Summer Programs
Each year, from late June through the start of August, Discovery Museum hosts seven weeks of STEM learning fun. Week-long programs offer local youngsters the opportunity to explore through …
Year in Discovery – June 2016 Maker Math
Merry Christmas from your friends at Discovery Museum! Continuing our Year in Discovery series, here is our news from June of 2016:
@ Discovery: Maker Math
In June 2016, Discovery Museum used a …
Year in Discovery – May 2016 Astronaut Training Day
@ Discovery: Discover NASA Astronaut Training Day
We celebrated the successful completion of our first year of Discover NASA programming by rewarding our youngest rocket scientists (grades K-2) …
Year in Discovery – April 2016 Space Day & More!
@ Discovery: Space Day & Science On a Sphere
In April 2016, we hosted a free day of space-related fun at Discovery, with rocket launches, moon rock and …
Year in Discovery – March 2016 EverBright Opens for Creativity
@ Discovery: Everbright
In March 2016, we installed Everbright in the center gallery on our main floor. The grid of 464 adjustable dials allows guests to manipulate the individual pods …
Year in Discovery – February 2016 3D Printing Martian Tools
@ Discovery: Students 3D Print Martian Tools
The STEM Accelerators program is an after-school program for Bridgeport students who are excited about STEM. In February 2016, we welcomed our third …
Year in Discovery – January 2016 Dare to Discover
@ Discovery: Dare to Discover Opens!
In January 2016, we welcomed the community to our newly opened Dare to Discover exhibit. Guests can visit 10 stations where young learners and …
Mighty STEM Girls Great Rocket Challenge
On Saturday, December 3rd, participants in Discovery's Mighty STEM Girls program and their families participated in the Great Rocket Challenge! This hands-on activity required teams of families to construct their own rockets using a limited amount of time, materials, and very …
New in the Art Mezzanine: Narrative Color
Bold and colorful works of Milford artist Michael Galullo will adorn the Art walls at Discovery Museum and Planetarium (4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport) December 1 through mid-Winter. Open to the public, an Artists Reception will launch the show …
We are Thankful!
This is the season for reflecting on and sharing your thanks with family and friends.
At Discovery Museum, we are thankful for the look of wonder and the spark of excitement that flash across young learners' faces when they are engaged …
A Fun Fall at Discovery
Thanks to all who joined us for a host of fun events this fall! Starting on October 1st, Discovery hosted a series of special events, including:
- October 1: Explore! Innovate! Play! - a #FREEday of fun hands-on STEM learning fun …
Summer Program News: Week 7
This concludes Summer at Discovery, 2016! Many thanks to our incredible sponsors and brilliant participants! See you next year!
Summer Program News: Week 6
In our sixth week of Summer STEM learning, students learned about dinosaurs, conducted mad scientist experiments, built Lego robots, and explored space. Read all about it in this week's newsletter:
Summer Program News: Week 5
Featuring maker, ocean exploration, robotics, the science of roller coasters, and more!
Summer Program News: Week 4
Featuring pirates, color creation, ocean exploration, marine biology, maker science, and roller coaster science!
Summer Program News: Week 3
Featuring sport science, paleontology, maker science, geology, and 3D design!
Summer Program News: Week 2
Featuring young learners making candy, video games, exploring space and engaging in 3D design.
Around the World in a Solar Plane
Swiss psychiatrist and balloonist Bertrand Piccard is currently flying a solar-powered plane across the Atlantic as part of his attempt to complete the first flight around the world (that's 22,000 miles!) in a solar-powered plane.
What is Solar-Powered?
When we talk about …
Summer Program News: Week 1
Featuring bugs, spies, animators, and makers exploring the woods, learning by doing STEM experiments and so much more!
David Mestre Encourages Class of 2016 to Reach for the Stars
David Mestre, Director of the Henry B. duPont III Planetarium at the Discovery Museum, was invited to speak at the Stepping Forth Ceremony of the Inter-district Discovery Magnet School’s 8th grade class. The School’s close proximity to the Museum …
New Art Mezzanine Exhibit: Summer Perspectives
Beginning Tuesday, June 7th, visitors are welcome to view Summer Perspectives, a colorful and beautiful collection of paintings by Connecticut artist, Alexandria Sinchak.
About the art: This 2016 collection features acrylic paintings inspired by various New England beach towns, primarily Milford …