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.
As the Museum opens its doors for the next fifty years, we look to our past for inspiration and renewed partnerships. Upcoming events will showcase the cultural and industrial heritage of our region. Working in collaboration with regional organizations, we will celebrate the richness and diversity of our past as we together generate excitement for our future.
Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and recognize the tremendous accomplishments of this rich and dynamic culture. It’s a day to learn about science and innovation, to talk to professionals who will share why they chose their field, what they do, and why they love the work. View the “Latin American Scientists Hall of Fame”, science demonstrations, planetarium shows, and “make and take” workshops for children. Use solar scopes and other viewing devices. Come celebrate the dance, music and food made familiar by our neighbors and community members. Free admission.
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!