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Discovery Museum, Bridgeport

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The Discovery Museum and Planetarium is a nonprofit (501(c)3) organization and Fairfield County's only science museum. Our hands-on STEM programs provide unique experiences and a chance for students to learn by doing, making, and problem solving. We encourage young learners to ask questions, solve problems, and engineer solutions today so they are better prepared to embrace the challenges of tomorrow.

Beyond unique STEM learning experiences and hands-on learning programs, the Museum is also a unique venue for special events with special themed birthday party, wedding and corporate event packages available.

The Discovery Museum is supported in part by funding from The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and a host of members, individual donors and corporate partners.

The Discovery Museum is open daily during the Summer, and Tuesday - Sunday during the school year. The Museum is closed for New Year's Day, Easter, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
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  • place needs a good cleaning!! Potato chips on rugs, loose debris on carpets etc. Few displays not working. Planetarium was the only good thing. Should close it for a day or two and clean it... 
    place needs a good cleaning!! Potato chips on rugs, loose debris on carpets etc. Few displays not working. Planetarium was the only good thing. Should close it for a day or two and clean it...  more »
  • this place has some of the coolest exhibits and need is stuff I've ever seen the kids absolutely loved it can you believe this place has all of its own and stuff inside like a planetarium and really.....  more
    this place has some of the coolest exhibits and need is stuff I've ever seen the kids absolutely loved it can you believe this place has all of its own and stuff inside like a planetarium and really.....  more »
  • Young kids will enjoy it. I was probably expecting a little bit more if compared to similar places. We like to buy souvenirs from the places that we visit, but the store is really poor. 
    Young kids will enjoy it. I was probably expecting a little bit more if compared to similar places. We like to buy souvenirs from the places that we visit, but the store is really poor.  more »
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  • Our first few minutes were terrible, to be honest. We had found a parking spot (in the parking lot) and a large bus forced us out so he could take up all of the room. We are from out of state so we did not approach the bus driver. We just kindly moved our car DOWN THE STREET and walked to the museum. But when we got IN the museum, I was greeted by a nice lady and I had asked if there was dedicated parking for buses and if it was the normal procedure to be forced to park down the street for a bus. I explained as I had above. The woman was so nice. She got right on the phone and had someone go out there and told the bud driver to move HIS bus and get it out of their parking lot. It was never my intention to get anyone in trouble, it was just a question I had if that was normal or not. But the woman was so kind and apologetic. She allowed us all in with free admission. We spent a good part of the day here and then before leaving we spent a good chunk of money in their gift shop. It was the least we could do as we were very grateful for their hospitality. Our daughter who was 5 at the time (she just turned 6) had an AMAZING time and there was so much for her to do. Even her father and I had a great time and learned a lot from here. We definitely recommend this place for tourists or even the locals in the area.
  • Young kids will enjoy it. I was probably expecting a little bit more if compared to similar places. We like to buy souvenirs from the places that we visit, but the store if really poor.
  • Not a bad place to kill some time. Lots of nifty things for kids to interact with. There were however several things that were damaged or not working. Also I think the price is way to steep for what they have, but luckily we got in for free due to the Veteran discount.
  • I ADORE this Museum. I come here with my kids and we are from Westchester County, NY. It was a pleasure to speak with Mr. Finch and telling him how much I enjoy coming here with my kids!! Looking forward to going to more events here, so keep the emails coming! Thank your for the front desk staff for charging our phones!!!
  • Nice place to go. My kids enjoyed their day here. I was bored out my mind but my kids was having a blast even my wife.

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