The Discovery Museum and Planetarium, Bridgeport

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#5 of 9 in Childrens Museums in Connecticut
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  • The Discovery Museum is quite the gen in Bridgeport and Fairfield County. They do a wonderful job with neat exhibits some of which are hands on. Kids of all ages can get something out of their visit. ...  more »
  • I recommend this museum for anyone. It is just big enough for a half day of activity and the planetarium movie is very good. I did not care for the 3 pm show on Sat. that was narrated by the speaker. ...  more »
  • Went here to view an art exhibit and was pleasantly surprised. I had visions of it being strictly for young children but there is something for everyone. I plan to go back.  more »
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  • This is a magnificent educational resource, with changing displays and a couple floors of hands on exhibits. They have a Challenger Learning Center which was newly renovated. They have many ongoing programs for the kids, camps, and adult nights. They offer school programs, field trips, venue rental, and special events. Outdoors, they have an entire adventure park with zip lining, walking trails, and picnic areas.
  • Went this past weekend and where extremely dissatisfied. Son is four and blew through this place in 45 min. We frequently visit museums and the like (at least 2 a month) and although it was clean and well put together the activities where mediocre at best. We saw only one staff member (at the front desk) and she seemed uniterested and not at all welcoming. Save your money and go somewhere else (because we drove an hour and where not familiar with the area a quick Google search resulted in us finding the Beardsley zoo down the road, which saved the day because my son LOVED it.) New, more streamlined and interesting exhibits and a friendlier staff would do this place wonders.
  • I took my little sister(9) and my nieces (twins,7) and I must say that all the exhibits are appropriate for all ages even if they say it's more for babies. They had a great time. Would definitely recommend this place. We were there for 3 hours. Lots to see and Interact with.
  • Overall, fairly disappointing. Third floor had some neat activities, atleast with the ones that were working. Almost non existent staff. My son really wanted to use the moon rover on the lowest level but both computers were frozen. Paint was peeling on the walls down there as well, right where kids would be playing. Left with the feeling that we won't ever be back.
  • Very great place for kids to learn about space, gravity and physics. People who work there are friendly and its a safe environment.

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