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April 2018

Earth Day Celebration and Food Truck Festival

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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In conjunction with Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Multi-Magnet High School and University of Bridgeport, Discovery Museum presents an Earth Day Celebration and Food Truck Festival. Admission: $10/person OR $40 family admission (up to 2 adults and 4 children) 50% of the paid admission can be used toward a family membership if purchased on this day. Food trucks will be lined up outside Discovery – admission must be paid in order to access the food trucks. Activities from Fairchild Wheeler include: henna,…

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Closing Reception for “Creativity – The Essence of Life”

April 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Please join us for the closing reception of "Creativity – The Essence of Life" Paintings by Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal Light refreshments will be served.

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STEMtacular

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Decode a STEM path that is perfect for you! Presented by Discovery Museum and Jack and Jill of America Inc. Eastern Fairfield County Chapter, STEMtacular will feature hands-on activities, planetarium shows, Science on a Sphere demos, and much more. Panel discussion topics include: young STEM entrepreneurs, STEM gateways, and higher STEM.

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May 2018

Science and Wine

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Join us for an evening of science and wine. Discovery Museum and Jack and Jill of Eastern Fairfield County are hosting a joint fundraiser to provide educational programming for children in the greater Bridgeport area. To purchase tickets for the event, please click here.

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Chasing New Horizons book signing and lecture

May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Authors Alan Stern and David Grinspoon will be at the Discovery Museum to discuss their new book, Chasing New Horizons. They will discuss their work to design a spacecraft to fly to Pluto, and tell us why Pluto is, in fact, a planet. 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm - Reception and book signing 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Lecture and Q&A This event is part of the duPont lecture series, and the Birkmaier awards will be presented.

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Explore! Innovate! Play!

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Explore! Innovate! Play! is a FREE ADMISSION day sponsored by Pitney Bowes and the Pitney Bowes Foundation. We will have planetarium shows, Science on a Sphere demos, film screenings, and more, including: - Hands-on activities from 10 am to 2 pm: origami kites, kinetic sand, and parachutes - Depth charge at 2 pm (weather permitting) - Live science demonstrations Each child in attendance will receive a free book, courtesy of Reading Is Fundamental.

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June 2018

Superhero Day

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Put your science superpowers to the test on Superhero Day at Discovery! $1 off admission for children in superhero costume. Incredible events include: Ninja Room, sponsored by Code Ninjas Hall of Heroes "Inator" Creator Superpower Demos Green Screen Superpowers Villain Lair

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GSK June Workshop

June 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free 3 spots left

Calling all student astronomers! Looking for an out-of-this-world experience this summer? Join the Discovery Museum for the Summer of Space, brought to you by GSK and The Franklin Institute. We’ll learn about the Sun and our stars, the phases of the Moon, and engineering for space. Once we’ve learned about what’s in space, it’s time to blast off! We’ll make rockets and prepare our astronomers for their future space travels. GSK Science in the Summer programs are completely free to participants! Students…

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July 2018

GSK July Workshop

July 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free 10 spots left

Calling all student astronomers! Looking for an out-of-this-world experience this summer? Join the Discovery Museum for the Summer of Space, brought to you by GSK and The Franklin Institute. We’ll learn about the Sun and our stars, the phases of the Moon, and engineering for space. Once we’ve learned about what’s in space, it’s time to blast off! We’ll make rockets and prepare our astronomers for their future space travels. GSK Science in the Summer programs are completely free to participants! Students…

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Discovery School of Science and Wizardry

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Our second annual Discovery School of Science and Wizardry explores the science of magic and the magic of science. Wizards and witches will be dazzled with amazing activities! Race to catch the snitch. Try on our invisibility cloak. Watch a live demo on the science of magic. Daydream under the stars of our planetarium. Check out a drone "quadditch" match with the CT Wild Flyers. Children dressed in costume will receive $1 off admission. Schedule of activities: Care of Mythical…

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August 2018

GSK Workshop – August 13

August 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Free 18 spots left

Calling all student astronomers! Looking for an out-of-this-world experience this summer? Join the Discovery Museum for the Summer of Space, brought to you by GSK and The Franklin Institute. We’ll learn about the Sun and our stars, the phases of the Moon, and engineering for space. Once we’ve learned about what’s in space, it’s time to blast off! We’ll make rockets and prepare our astronomers for their future space travels. GSK Science in the Summer programs are completely free to participants! Students…

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GSK Workshop – August 14

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Free 15 spots left

Calling all student astronomers! Looking for an out-of-this-world experience this summer? Join the Discovery Museum for the Summer of Space, brought to you by GSK and The Franklin Institute. We’ll learn about the Sun and our stars, the phases of the Moon, and engineering for space. Once we’ve learned about what’s in space, it’s time to blast off! We’ll make rockets and prepare our astronomers for their future space travels. GSK Science in the Summer programs are completely free to participants! Students…

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GSK Workshop – August 16

August 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Free 17 spots left

Calling all student astronomers! Looking for an out-of-this-world experience this summer? Join the Discovery Museum for the Summer of Space, brought to you by GSK and The Franklin Institute. We’ll learn about the Sun and our stars, the phases of the Moon, and engineering for space. Once we’ve learned about what’s in space, it’s time to blast off! We’ll make rockets and prepare our astronomers for their future space travels. GSK Science in the Summer programs are completely free to participants! Students…

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GSK Workshop – August 17

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Free 12 spots left

Calling all student astronomers! Looking for an out-of-this-world experience this summer? Join the Discovery Museum for the Summer of Space, brought to you by GSK and The Franklin Institute. We’ll learn about the Sun and our stars, the phases of the Moon, and engineering for space. Once we’ve learned about what’s in space, it’s time to blast off! We’ll make rockets and prepare our astronomers for their future space travels. GSK Science in the Summer programs are completely free to participants! Students…

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GSK Workshop – August 18

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free Sold out

Calling all student astronomers! Looking for an out-of-this-world experience this summer? Join the Discovery Museum for the Summer of Space, brought to you by GSK and The Franklin Institute. We’ll learn about the Sun and our stars, the phases of the Moon, and engineering for space. Once we’ve learned about what’s in space, it’s time to blast off! We’ll make rockets and prepare our astronomers for their future space travels. GSK Science in the Summer programs are completely free to participants! Students…

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GSK Family Night

August 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

GSK Family Night is Friday, August 24th from 5 pm to 9 pm. Activities will include access to the Museum, special planetarium shows, live science demonstrations, GSK hands-on activities (including virtual reality), and telescope viewing (weather permitting). Note: this event is ONLY for those who participated in a GSK Science in the Summer workshop this summer, and for Discovery Museum members. GSK participants have received a free ticket to the event, and must present this ticket for free admission. Family members…

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September 2018

Closing Reception for Elliot Severn Photography Exhibit

September 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Join us for the closing reception of the exhibit of Elliot Severn's spaceflight photography. Light refreshments will be served.

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Artist Reception

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Join us for an evening reception honoring artists Daniel Lanzilotta and Eva Timothy. Light refreshments will be served. Daniel Lanzilotta is a Bronx born and raised native. His environmental work is based on artistic expression using plastic ocean debris. He has collected a majority of his debris from the Atlantic Ocean along Southwestern France and northern Spain. He has collected debris from the Bronx River, Orchard Beach and other Bronx environments. He collects debris all along Coastal Connecticut's Long Island Sound.…

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A Night Under the Stars

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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A Night Under the Stars An "out of this world" scholarship fundraising event Hosted by Beta Sigma Alpha Charitable Fund $40 per person, includes two drink tickets, light appetizers, and planetarium show Music, cash bar, and silent auction For tickets, email contact@betasigmaalpha.com

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October 2018

Diamond Jubilee

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$125

On October 20th, Discovery Museum’s Board of Trustees and Diamond Jubilee Celebration Committee will welcome local leaders, partners, members, and friends to join in our 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee. This event will celebrate the legacy of the local Junior League women who set out a vision in 1958 to found the Museum of Art, Science, and Industry (MASI). In the decades since their visionary beginning, Discovery Museum has changed names, but has maintained a focus on offering unique and dynamic…

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Spooktacular

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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On Saturday, October 27, the Discovery Museum will be hosting our Sixth Annual Spooktacular Event from 10 am to 4 pm. $1 off admission for children in costume. The day will be filled with spooky activities and fun for the entire family: - Mad Science Lab - Pumpkin Chunkin' - New Laser Light Shows in our Planetarium - Animals from the Beardsley Zoo Bring your scary scientists, temerarious techies, eerie engineers, and mysterious mathematicians for some silly, spooky STEM fun!…

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Stranger Things Laser Light Show

October 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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$8 - $10

Calling all STRANGER THINGS fans!!! Fans can't get enough of the retro vibe of the hit series Stranger Things. Take a trip to the upside-down in the safety of the dome. Experience the '80s tunes and soundscapes from the show reinterpreted in vibrant laser light in our very own Henry B. duPont III Planetarium for a one day only laser light SPOOKTACULAR!!! Show proof of ticket purchase and get $2 off admission for Spooktacular on October 27th! Shows at 3:00,…

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November 2018

Election Day Vacation Dropoff Program

November 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
$20 - $60 23 tickets left

Looking for a great way to spend a day 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, and robotics. Open to students in grades K-6. *Register by October 30!* For more information, call 203-372-3521 x114.   REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Sign up today to reserve a spot:

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Veterans Day Vacation Dropoff Program

November 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
$20 - $60

Looking for a great way to spend a day 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, and robotics. Open to students in grades K-6. *Register by November 5!* For more information, call 203-372-3521 x114.   REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Sign up today to reserve a spot:

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Thankful Friday

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Discovery Museum's annual Thankful Friday event is a chance for you and your family to give back to our community and enjoy $2 off admission for everyone! Join us to: - Create memorable gifts for family and friends - Craft ornaments for the tree at St. Vincent's Hospital - Make holiday cards for veterans - Enjoy live science demos, planetarium shows, and more Discounts on holiday gifts including: 10% off memberships, 10% off Summer Programs, 10% off Vacation and Drop-off…

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