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December 2018

New Year’s Eve Blastoff

December 31, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Spend your New Year's Eve at a Discovery Museum mission to Mars! This family-friendly event will feature Mars-themed activities, make-and-takes, and planetarium shows. Make sure to be here at noon for a "Noon Year's Eve" countdown and rocket launch!

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January 2019

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Join us at The Discovery Museum for our annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This will be a FREE admission day, with volunteers and sponsorship by Pullman & Comley LLC and Aquarion Water Company. This year's theme is "See yourself, be yourself." Our goal is to give the children in our community the face-to-face opportunity to see themselves in STEM jobs, and to chat with people doing these incredibly important jobs, right here in our community. Activities will…

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February 2019

Late Night at Discovery

February 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! Cash bar with beer, wine, and soda by Fortuna's Catering Co. 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…

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Late Night at Discovery

February 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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Maker Day 2019

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Celebrate Presidents' Day at the Discovery Museum with our annual Maker Day. This special event will feature fun, hands-on activities designed by our educators to stimulate young minds and get them building, testing, and seeing their ideas in action. There will be a $1 discount on all admissions on Maker Day, courtesy of Specialty Cable Corporation. Special activities will include: - Coding room, sponsored by Code Ninjas: code hearts and snowflakes for 3D printing, and take home a 3D-printed keychain -…

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Late Night at Discovery

February 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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Late Night at Discovery

February 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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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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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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