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April 2017

Space Day 2017

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Discovery Musuem, 4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Rocket Launches Make-&-Takes for Kids with University of Bridgeport School of Engineering Students Screenings of HD Videos on Science Breakthroughs: Exoplanets and Destination Jupiter AR (Augmented Reality) applications put spacecraft in your hand Live Science Demonstrations Observe a simulated space mission in our state-of-the-art Challenger Center Science On A Sphere: Solar System and Exoplanet tours Pocket Solar System (NISE): Make a scaled paper model of solar system that fits in your pocket! Scribble Bots: Take home art made by a…

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Earth Day

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport , CT 06604 United States
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Celebrate Earth Day at Discovery! We'll enjoy Earth and nature-themed coloring pages, special shows, and Science on a Sphere demonstrations.

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Visit Us & Wells Fargo at Maker Faire Westport

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jessup Green, Westport Library, 20 Jesup Rd.
Westport, CT 06880 United States
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We are happy to be partnering with Wells Fargo Bank to share some fun interactive activities at Maker Faire Westport this Saturday, April 22nd. Find us at the Wells Fargo booth, and Discovery Museum will share a make-and-take along with information about maker-oriented programs at the Museum. Come stop by and say hi!

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May 2017

Explore! Innovate! Play! with Pitney Bowes

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Discovery Musuem, 4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Join Discovery for a #FreeDay of STEM learning fun thanks to volunteerism and support from our friends at Pitney Bowes and the Pitney Bowes Foundation! Come out and enjoy a host of activities, including: 10AM–2PM (while supplies last) Make-And-Takes: (Lava Lamps, Floam, Kite Making) Free Book for Every Child (provided in partnership with Reading is Fundamental) 2PM (weather permitting) Rocket Launches ALL DAY (10AM–4PM) Planetarium Shows Live Science Demos Film Screenings Science on a Sphere

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June 2017

STEM Night Out: Perfect Pairings

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Discovery Musuem, 4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Toast the arrival of summertime with a luxurious date night featuring wine tasting, information on wine making, a decadent tasting menu, chocolate experiences, and a fantastically convenient twist for couples with kids: childcare on site featuring STEM activities for your little ones. Join us, and explore the harmony in combinations.

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Opening Reception: “Origami Interpretations” by Gloria Garfinkel

June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport , CT 06604 United States
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Discovery Museum is pleased to present the saturated colors and vivid patterning of New York-based artist Gloria Garfinkel, showing in the Center Gallery, from July through November, 2017. Garfinkel's works embed bright and colorful arrays into an animated geometry inspired by origami paper folding objects and techniques. In Garfinkel’s paintings, colorful patterns are energized by mounting them on aluminum panels constructed so that they are able to be manipulated by the viewer. In addition to these panels, Garfinkel presents a…

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July 2017

The Discovery School of Science and Wizardry

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport , CT 06604 United States
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Discover the MAGIC of science! FAQs and Info for Sunday's Discovery School of Science and Wizardry event: There will be events and special activities happening throughout the day from 10am until 4pm. To ensure a full experience, we recommend arriving no later than 1:30/2:00pm. You should be able to experience a full set of activities in around three hours, and that is a typical Museum visit length, in our experience - you are welcome to stay longer. Admission will be…

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August 2017

Eclipse Day

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport , CT 06604 United States
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On August 21st, parts of the United States will see a total solar eclipse! Discovery Museum is thrilled to help NASA track and gather data from the eclipse using high-altitude balloons. Stop by the Museum to learn more about eclipses, the tracking activities, our solar system, and more! Visit the Museum August 14th through 21st and receive a free pair of eclipse glasses with each paid admission ticket, courtesy of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory! Discovery's exciting eclipse-related activities include: •…

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October 2017

Mad Scientist Weekend Workshop Series

October 8 @ 11:30 am - October 22 @ 3:30 pm

OH NO! A mad scientist has just arrived at the Museum! It’s up to YOU to figure out the secret project or you might just become a part of it! Join us for a new series of Weekend Workshops throughout the month of October, incorporating electricity, spooky slime, and a Mad Scientist Laboratory Escape! This series will culminate during our annual Spooktacular Event on Saturday, October 28. Sessions are as follows: Sunday, October 8: Mad Scientist’s Electricity Workshop (maximum of…

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Quiet Sensory/Sensitivity Hours

October 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

We are excited to announce that Discovery Museum will observe Quiet Sensory/Sensitivity Hours starting Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 9 am to noon. We will continue this offering on the second Sunday of every month, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm moving forward. These hours are intended as Quiet Time for anyone having sensitivity to loud noise, sudden movement, bright lights, etc. Big Bird’s One World One Sky will play in our planetarium at a low volume level at 11am.…

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