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 The Discovery Museum - 2018 Special Events

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Annual Halloween Spooktacular
October 27, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 


On Saturday, October 27, the Discovery Museum will be hosting our Sixth Annual Spooktacular Event from 10am-4pm.

The day will be filled with spooky activities and fun for the entire family. Bring your eerie engineers and mysterious mathematicians for some silly, spooky STEM fun!

The Henry B. duPont III Planetarium. Planetarium shows suitable for very young children and for those over eight years old run daily and are approximately 30 – 50 minutes long. Cost is included in general admission.
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The list of permanent exhibits is available at

Wheelchair and Stroller access
All levels of The Discovery Museum are fully accessible to wheelchairs and strollers via the elevator located in the south gallery.

The Discovery Museum, Inc. is an independent 501(c)3 organization operated by a Board of Trustees. It is not affiliated with any government entity.
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The Discovery Museum and Planetarium's mission is to educate, excite, and engage visitors in the exploration of science, technology, and ideas through interactive experiences that promote new insights. The Museum seeks to enhance public understanding of the science and technology by providing instructive experiences encouraging participant interaction with hands-on physical science exhibits, Planetarium programs, the Challenger Learning Center and various other educational programs. The Museum provides a broad range of educational programs in science and technology, as well as in the area where the two disciplines interact. We draw individuals and school children from across the Tri-State area. Last year over 68,000 young people enjoyed our many interactive exhibits and educational programs. The Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums (AAM) and is a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC).

4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport

Located in a scenic section of the North End of Bridgeport, Discovery Museum is nestled near Veterans Memorial Park just off the Merritt Parkway. Our location at 4450 Park Avenue is minutes from the main entrance to Sacred Heart University, and just across the street from the Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course. We also share our campus with the Discovery Interdistrict Magnet School, and the Adventure Park at Discovery.

Parking is usually available in the lot directly outside the Museum entrance. On event days, parking is also available in front of Veteran’s Memorial Park, adjacent to the Discovery Magnet School.

From I-91 South/CT-15 South
Merge onto CT-15 South via Exit 17 toward East Main Street
Take Exit 47 to Park Avenue
Take the second exit at the roundabout to Park Avenue
The Discovery Museum is about a mile up the road on the left.

From 1-91 North/CT-15 North
Merge onto CT-15 North/Merritt Parkway North via the ramp on the left toward New Haven
Take Exit 46 toward CT-59/Fairfield/Easton
Turn left onto Jefferson Street
Turn right onto Park Avenue
The Discovery Museum is about a mile up the road on the left. 
Discovery Museum
4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Tel: (203) 372-3521
Fax: (203) 374-1929
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