Scheduled Special Events

Special Events are a large part of what The Discovery Museum is all about...engaging, exciting, educating - exploring the world, challenging our intellects, and expanding our horizons.

The Discovery Museum and Planetarium opened its doors in 1962 as the Museum of Art Science and Industry with the strategic intent of emphasizing the synergy of art, science and industry.  Without the support of local companies and their employees, the Museum would never have come to fruition. Over the years, your continued generosity has enabled the institution to grow into the regional destination that it has become.

Every year we are privileged to present daytime and evening offerings that bring to the public unique programming that edifies, delights, and delivers a deeper appreciation of the mysteries of the universe, the laws of science, and their impact in our daily lives. Not only do these events feature special and engaging activities for both children and adults, but some serve as valuable fundraisers for Discovery so that we can continue to fulfill our mission, “to engage, excite and educate” in science and technology literacy, one of our nation’s highest educational priorities.

Come join us, and know that your participation is contributing to one of Connecticut's premiere science education institutions. We look forward to welcoming you!