Come learn about the science and engineering behind flight, and see it in action!
We'll have local scientists, experts, and businesses explain the science of flight and run special demonstrations including: Rocket Launches, Drones and Remote-Controlled Airplanes, Balloon rides in BIG MAX, the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon (3-5pm), Kite-making and Special Kite Demonstrations, Airplane and Sailboat making stations, and more!Find out more »
Join us for a Spooktacular time at Discovery! Guests will experience a STEM Team Pumpkin Chunkin, Spooky science including ooey gooey sensory boxes, bugs, and and other exotic creatures, Special Mythology Planetarium shows, Story Time with Miss Karen, Mad Science Live Demonstration, Special Lunar Science on a Sphere shows, Games, crafts, and MUCH more!Find out more »
Come visit the Museum for an evening of beer tasting and a discussion of the science that fuels the beer-making process. Featuring a host of local breweries, Harvest Brew Fest is the latest in Discovery Museum's STEM Night Out series offering local adults a night out with a STEM twist.
November 5th will feature tastings and presentations from a host of partners including: Two Roads Brewery, Charter Oak Brewing, Black Hog, Back East Brewing, Veracious and Maltose Express, Aspetuck Brew Lab, and Fairfield Craft Ales.Find out more »
It's your right to have a great science museum! Join us on Election Day, where kids get the right to vote! We'll have mini voting booths for children to vote for their favorite Museum exhibit, coloring, hands-on activities, make-and-takes, a live Science on a Sphere demonstration and a special Planetarium show schedule.Find out more »
Are your kids off from school and bouncing off the walls? We'll have fun daily activities running Tuesday through Friday December 27-30 at Discovery Museum! Special activities will include snowflake make-and-takes with a lesson about how crystals are formed, a special winter-themed story read-aloud, Planetarium shows and more!Find out more »
Come ring in the New Year in style at Discovery! We'll have live Science on a Sphere demonstrations, special planetarium show schedule, and an Egg Drop Challenge workshop--make parachutes and enjoy an egg drop from the Art Mezzanine! Special make-and-takes, coloring, and hands-on activities will take place throughout the day.Find out more »
Dreams take flight with special hands-on activities at Discovery, where you can also visit the newly installed 2016 Nikon's Small World Exhibit* and Energy Network Gallery! Special activities through out the day will challenge visitors to dream about peace and share their vision. Please join us as we celebrate Dr. King's legacy and mission to promote peace and understanding. Activities include: Story time with dream catcher make and takes Holiday Planetarium show schedule Live science demonstration African American Heritage Celebration posters…Find out more »
Join us for a grown-ups only lecture by Marah J. Hardt, author of the best-selling book Sex in the Sea, about the staggering ways life begets life under the waves and how we are more intimately connected to the affairs of the deep than we may realize. A book signing will immediately follow the lecture, along with light refreshments.Find out more »
Can you think like an engineer? Take on engaging, hands-on engineering-themed activities throughout the day, and take $1 off admission for everyone in your party thanks to our sponsor, Hatfield Insurance! MAKE a catapult, PLAY ice cream bowling, or WIN a design challenge. Explore Discovery Museum's interactive exhibits, and take in a live science demonstration on simple machines, or a show in the Henry B. duPont III Planetarium.Find out more »
We will gather on the evening of Thursday, March 9th to celebrate STEM, hands-on fun, and all our supporters who allow Discovery Museum to have an impact in the community. Giving Day is organized every year by Fairfield County's Community Foundation, and last year raised over $1.2 million for 400 local nonprofits. This year, Discovery Museum is encouraging everyone to mark your calendars and give to support more WOW moments for more young learners. We will show our gratitude on…Find out more »