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 something that is solar-powered, we are referring to something that is powered either
Featuring bugs, spies, animators, and makers exploring the woods, learning by doing STEM experiments and so much more!
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 has led to a unique relationship which enables students to regularly come to the Museum for
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 and Mystic (CT), Cape Cod (MA), and Misquamicut Beach (RI). Other inspirations for these
MAKER ACADEMY is offered June 20-24 for young learners in Grades 6-9. Young inventors and makers will use their imaginations and building skills as they learn how to use a variety of tools to create. We’ll do cool hacks and rebuilds, and learn about electricity! Register your child online for Maker Academy or any other program
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 Director of Guest Services & Public Programming, updates on new exhibits, our summer programs and more!
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 and neighbors to learn about today’s special celestial event. The next Mercury transit won’t occur
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 why they love STEM. Joshua and Alice Moo and their family visited Discovery Museum on
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 each week and tons of hands-on STEM learning fun. OCEAN EXPLORERS is offered July
If you weren’t able to join us for Space Day on April 2, you can get a glimpse of all the action by visiting the photo gallery on Connecticut Post’s website. You can also see some of our own images from Space Day below. 2,144 visitors came to The Discovery Museum on Saturday for fun