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February 2017

STEM Days @ Discovery: Engineering Day

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport , CT 06604 United States
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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.

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March 2017

Giving Day 2017: An Explosion of Thanks

March 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Discovery Musuem, 4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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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…

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April 2017
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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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