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Year in Discovery – July 2016 Summer Programs

Posted by John Chamberlain on December 26, 2016 in News Year In Discovery No Comments

@ 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 hands-on activities like designing roller coasters, creating futuristic fashion, exploring forest and ocean ecosystems, and building robots. Whether your kid is a

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Year in Discovery – May 2016 Astronaut Training Day

Posted by John Chamberlain on December 24, 2016 in News Year In Discovery No Comments

@ 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) with an out-of-this-world day of fun! Astronaut Training Day activities were based on rocketry content students learned throughout the year and included: rocket launches, moon walk shoes,

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Year in Discovery – March 2016 EverBright Opens for Creativity

Posted by John Chamberlain on December 22, 2016 in News Year In Discovery No Comments

@ 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 to any color in the spectrum. We encourage open, collaborative play in this exhibit which explores light, shapes, and colors. Museum guests have created patterns,

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Year in Discovery – February 2016 3D Printing Martian Tools

Posted by John Chamberlain on December 21, 2016 in News Year In Discovery No Comments

@ 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 cohort of students to the program. This past year, Cohort 3 has been working on some cool Mars-related projects. Students were challenged to design and

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Mighty STEM Girls Great Rocket Challenge

Posted by Alex Cannon on December 6, 2016 in Program Spotlight No Comments

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┬átheir own rockets using a limited amount of time, materials, and very strict “budgets.” The rockets were then tested and launched in our Center Gallery. Winners were

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New in the Art Mezzanine: Narrative Color

Posted by John Chamberlain on November 30, 2016 in Art @ Discovery No Comments

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 on Thursday, December 1 from 6 to 9PM, with refreshments and conversations with the artist. With a

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We are Thankful!

Posted by John Chamberlain on November 23, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

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 in a fun activity, building, making, exploring, and understanding the world around them. On

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