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The Discovery Museum & Planetarium

Explore, play and learn and this interactive science museum with hands-on displays, permanent and traveling exhibits, daily full-dome planetarium shows, and The Challenger Learning Center.

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Explore, play and learn and this interactive science museum with hands-on displays, permanent and traveling exhibits, daily full-dome planetarium shows, and The Challenger Learning Center.

At The Discovery Museum, there are always cool things to do for the entire family.  Located right off the Merritt Parkway, this museum is a unique regional resource that engages, excites, and educates its visitors in the exploration of science, technology, and imagination through fun, interactive experiences. To captivate the mind, visitors can enjoy a variety of adventures such as special hands-on traveling exhibits that change three times per year. See-hear-and-touch physical science exhibits.  Out-in-Space daily planetarium shows.  Space Gallery with an Apollo 11 space suit replica.  Challenger Space Center for group missions and special programs.  MoonBase Discovery play and activity area.  PreSchool Power, active exploration for chidlren 0-3 years.  Frequent special events for the entire family.  The Discovery Museum also offers the ultimate birthday party or overnight venue and is a resource for field trips that are unique and educational.  Some of the party themes are: flying to the moon, exploring space, WonderScience such as Sink and Float, Dino-mites, Magnetic Fishing, Notions and Potions, Fashion Fundamentals and much more. There are week-long summer science programs, customized school and group programs, memberships, museum rentals.  Members of Association of Science & Technology Centers and accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Tour time: 2 hours

 

Other amenities: dining nearby, gift shop

 

Pricing: Adults $9.50, seniors & children $8; children (under 3) free. Reservations and extra fee for Challenger missions.

Other Amenities: ADA Compliant, Bus Parking, Food/Beverage Services, Gift Shop, Guided Group Tours, Indoor Activity, Special Rentals

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Location:

4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Hours:

Tue.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Open Mon. in July and Aug.
Closed most major holidays.

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