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March 2019

Aerospace Day 2019

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Learn about the science of flight and space travel on Aerospace Day at the Discovery Museum. All visitors will enjoy half price admission, thanks to the generosity of Sikorsky and Specialty Cable Corporation. Special activities include: - Wind tunnel and air foil making, sponsored by HeliVentures - Magnus flyers, sponsored by Sikorsky's chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers - Balloon rockets, sponsored by the University of Bridgeport - Parachutes - Foldable aircrafts and test site Live science demonstrations…

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Late Night at Discovery

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Hours: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for persons 18+ General Admission – $5.00 per person FREE ADMISSION FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS! Includes use of Dining Court for board games, card games, poker, role playing games, and cosplay. Bring your dinner, or order in and add your favorite group of friends, and grab a table and enjoy! For an additional $5, enjoy a Laser Light Spectacular to some classic Jam Band music. The Vibes are still alive at Discovery! We’ve got the Dark Side…

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Discover Wellness Speaker Series #1

March 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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$8

The Discovery Museum will present a community conversation series that will take place at the museum beginning in March 2019. The focus of the series will be on topics related to health and wellness. The four monthly talks will feature local experts facilitating discussions, and will include time for networking, presentation, and group discussion. The first conversation topic is: The Expanding World of Consumer Genomics, with Dr. Charlie Wray (The Jackson Laboratory), Dr. Camelia Lawrence (Hartford Healthcare). Small bites and drinks…

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Late Night at Discovery

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Hours: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for persons 18+ General Admission – $5.00 per person FREE ADMISSION FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS! Includes use of Dining Court for board games, card games, poker, role playing games, and cosplay. Bring your dinner, or order in and add your favorite group of friends, and grab a table and enjoy! For an additional $5, enjoy a Laser Light Spectacular to some classic Jam Band music. The Vibes are still alive at Discovery! We’ve got the Dark Side…

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Escape the Spacecraft!

March 14 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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$20

The Discovery Exploration and Astronomical Research Program is looking for brave astronauts who are willing to try and escape our spacecraft before an oncoming CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) hits.  In this escape room, 1-8 participants will attempt several puzzles to locate specific scientific research and coordinates before the time runs out. No prior space knowledge needed. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your booking for mission briefing! For more information, call 203-372-3521 x114 or email tropp@discoverymuseum.org.

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Late Night at Discovery

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Hours: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for persons 18+ General Admission – $5.00 per person FREE ADMISSION FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS! Includes use of Dining Court for board games, card games, poker, role playing games, and cosplay. Bring your dinner, or order in and add your favorite group of friends, and grab a table and enjoy! For an additional $5, enjoy a Laser Light Spectacular to some classic Jam Band music. The Vibes are still alive at Discovery! We’ve got the Dark Side…

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Escape the Spacecraft!

March 21 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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$20

The Discovery Exploration and Astronomical Research Program is looking for brave astronauts who are willing to try and escape our spacecraft before an oncoming CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) hits.  In this escape room, 1-8 participants will attempt several puzzles to locate specific scientific research and coordinates before the time runs out. No prior space knowledge needed. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your booking for mission briefing! For more information, call 203-372-3521 x114 or email tropp@discoverymuseum.org.

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A Special Day for Special Needs

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Discovery Museum is participating in Barnum Festival 2019 with our Special Day for Special Needs. We are happy to offer FREE admission for visitors with special needs and their caregivers. Activities include: - Full volume and no volume planetarium shows - Science on a Sphere shows - Visually stimulating live science demos - Sensory activities Many thanks to our sponsor: Many thanks to our community partner:  

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Late Night at Discovery

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Hours: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for persons 18+ General Admission – $5.00 per person FREE ADMISSION FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS! Includes use of Dining Court for board games, card games, poker, role playing games, and cosplay. Bring your dinner, or order in and add your favorite group of friends, and grab a table and enjoy! For an additional $5, enjoy a Laser Light Spectacular to some classic Jam Band music. The Vibes are still alive at Discovery! We’ve got the Dark Side…

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Escape the Spacecraft!

March 28 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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$20

The Discovery Exploration and Astronomical Research Program is looking for brave astronauts who are willing to try and escape our spacecraft before an oncoming CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) hits.  In this escape room, 1-8 participants will attempt several puzzles to locate specific scientific research and coordinates before the time runs out. No prior space knowledge needed. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your booking for mission briefing! For more information, call 203-372-3521 x114 or email tropp@discoverymuseum.org.

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Artist Talk with photographer J.J. L’Heureux

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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California-based artist J.J. L'Heureux will be at the Discovery Museum to give a talk on her work photographing the animals and landscapes of Antarctica. Artist and naturalist J.J. L'Heureux has traveled to Antarctica seventeen times since 2000, documenting the landscape, the creatures that live there, and attempts at human habitation. Ms. L'Heureux would like these photos to connect the viewer to a distant region of the world they might never have the opportunity to visit. Her inspiration comes from her…

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April 2019

Late Night at Discovery

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Hours: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for persons 18+ General Admission – $5.00 per person FREE ADMISSION FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS! Includes use of Dining Court for board games, card games, poker, role playing games, and cosplay. Bring your dinner, or order in and add your favorite group of friends, and grab a table and enjoy! Want a private room? We’ve got you covered! Whether you want a room to play board games uninterrupted, work on your cosplay in private or set…

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Space Day 2019

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Enjoy FREE admission at our annual Space Day, thanks to a grant from the NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium. Special activities include: - Build a straw rocket - Living and working on Mars - Building your Mars habitat, with augmented reality (AR) apps - Exploring the planet and working on Mars, with Ozobots - Pocket solar system - Build a 3D constellation Throughout the day, we will offer planetarium shows, demonstrations on Science on a Sphere, and live science demonstrations. We also plan to…

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Opening Reception for Matt Laufer’s Exhibit

April 7 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Celebrate the opening of Matt Laufer's exhibit of selected paintings and poems. A Connecticut native, Matt Laufer, has been involved with the arts since he was a teenager. He is a self-taught artist who paints wildlife, nature scenes, and abstract art. A motor vehicle accident left Matt paralyzed from the chest and shoulders down. The urge to create was so great that he went about finding a new way to create his art since he could no longer use his…

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Discover Wellness Speaker Series #2

April 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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$8

The Discovery Museum will present a community conversation series that will take place at the museum beginning in March 2019. The focus of the series will be on topics related to health and wellness. The four monthly talks will feature local experts facilitating discussions, and will include time for networking, presentation, and group discussion. The second conversation topic is: Personal Genetics and Addiction, with Dr. Vivek Kumar (The Jackson Laboratory) and Moira Rizzo (Recovery Network of Programs, Inc). Small bites…

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Late Night at Discovery

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Hours: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for persons 18+ General Admission – $5.00 per person FREE ADMISSION FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS! Includes use of Dining Court for board games, card games, poker, role playing games, and cosplay. Bring your dinner, or order in and add your favorite group of friends, and grab a table and enjoy! Want a private room? We’ve got you covered! Whether you want a room to play board games uninterrupted, work on your cosplay in private or set…

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April Break Programs

April 15 @ 8:30 am - April 19 @ 5:30 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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$100 - $285 19 tickets left

Looking for a great way to spend a week off from school? Join the Discovery Museum for some of the coolest mad science around! We’ll experiment with a variety of STEM topics including chemistry,  physics, robotics, and more! Open to students in grades K-6. Programs run from 9:00am-3:30pm with extended day options that run from 8:30am-9:00am and 3:30pm-5:30pm. *Register by April 1, 2019* For more information, email tropp@discoverymuseum.org or call 203-372-3521 x114.

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Climate Week

April 15 @ 10:00 am - April 20 @ 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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In preparation for Earth Day on April 22nd, Discovery Museum will host Climate Week from Monday, April 15 to Saturday, April 20, with our presenting sponsor PSEG. We will have special activities for kids, families, and adults, including speakers, planetarium shows, Science on a Sphere shows, live science demonstrations, and hands-on activities. All guests receive a $1 admission discount, thanks to PSEG. Daily Schedule (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) 10:00-11:00 am: Panel presentation (Food Court, Main Level) 12:00-12:30 pm: Science on…

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Late Night at Discovery

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Hours: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm for persons 18+ General Admission – $5.00 per person FREE ADMISSION FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS! Includes use of Dining Court for board games, card games, poker, role playing games, and cosplay. Bring your dinner, or order in and add your favorite group of friends, and grab a table and enjoy! Want a private room? We’ve got you covered! Whether you want a room to play board games uninterrupted, work on your cosplay in private or set…

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Discovery Museum at the Maker Faire Westport

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us at the 8th annual Maker Faire Westport. The Discovery Museum will participate with our friends at the Wells Fargo Bank tent. To learn more about the Maker Faire, click here. The Discovery Museum brings simple circuits to life with DIY circuit boards! Guests can build their own basic circuit and even transform their work into a miniature paper lantern.

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May 2019

Sci-Fi Day

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Celebrate Sci-Fi Day at the Discovery Museum, and enjoy a $2 admission discount for everyone, thanks to our sponsors, United Illuminating/Southern Connecticut Gas Company. May the fourth be with you! Special activities for the day include: - Geometric Bubbles, in conjunction with the 2019 National Math Festival (www.nationalmathfestival.org), organized by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) in cooperation with the Institution for Advanced Study (IAS) and the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) - Create an Alien - Design a Spaceship -…

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Pollinator Party

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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$25 - $250

Join us at the Discovery Museum for a Pollinator Party! Support the Discovery Museum's programming and enjoy an evening of cocktails and conversation. Nancy Macko, artist and Scripps College Professor of Art, will discuss her work entitled The Fragile Bee (on view at the Discovery Museum from May to September 2019), in which she examines the intersection of art, science, technology, and feminism. Hors d'oeuvres, beer, and wine will be served. Signature cocktails will be presented by Broken Shed Vodka.…

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Discover Wellness Speaker Series #3

May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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$8

The Discovery Museum will present a community conversation series that will take place at the museum beginning in March 2019. The focus of the series will be on topics related to health and wellness. The four monthly talks will feature local experts facilitating discussions, and will include time for networking, presentation, and group discussion. The third conversation topic is: Log Out and Discover: Screen Time and Health, with panel discussion featuring local pediatrician (Dr. Marilyn Smith), neurologist (Dr. Dario Zagar),…

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June 2019

Food for Thought: Eating for Wellness (Discover Wellness Speaker Series #4)

June 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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$8

The Discovery Museum will present a community conversation series that will take place at the museum beginning in March 2019. The focus of the series will be on topics related to health and wellness. The four monthly talks will feature local experts facilitating discussions, and will include time for networking, presentation, and group discussion. The fourth conversation topic is: Food for Thought: Eating for Wellness, with registered dieticians (Rebecca Bonetti and Kelly Gruber). Small bites and drinks will be served.…

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The Science of Me by GSK Science in the Summer–June 17

June 17 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Free

Calling all student scientists! What makes us each unique? What are some of the features we all share? Join the Discovery Museum for the Science of Me, brought to you by GSK and The Franklin Institute. We’ll learn about the systems that power our bodies, how we understand the world around us, and how we are all special even as we are all alike. Once we’ve learned about our body systems, we’ll celebrate the ways that we are all amazingly…

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