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January 2017

Celebrate 2017!

January 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come ring in the New Year in style at Discovery! We'll have live Science on a Sphere demonstrations, special planetarium show schedule, and an Egg Drop Challenge workshop--make parachutes and enjoy an egg drop from the Art Mezzanine! Special make-and-takes, coloring, and hands-on activities will take place throughout the day.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 2017

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport , CT 06604 United States
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Dreams take flight with special hands-on activities at Discovery, where you can also visit the newly installed 2016 Nikon's Small World Exhibit* and Energy Network Gallery! Special activities through out the day will challenge visitors to dream about peace and share their vision. Please join us as we celebrate Dr. King's legacy and mission to promote peace and understanding. Activities include: Story time with dream catcher make and takes Holiday Planetarium show schedule Live science demonstration African American Heritage Celebration posters…

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February 2017
Free

Sex in the Sea Lecture

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Discovery Musuem, 4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Join us for a grown-ups only lecture by Marah J. Hardt, author of the best-selling book Sex in the Sea, about the staggering ways life begets life under the waves and how we are more intimately connected to the affairs of the deep than we may realize. A book signing will immediately follow the lecture, along with light refreshments.

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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
Free

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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