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Discovery Museum and Planetarium

06604 Bridgeport, CT, United States of America (USA) (Connecticut)

Address 4450 Park Avenue
Floor area unfortunately not known yet  
Museum typ Exhibition
Science Museums in general
  • Planetarium
  • Industry / Production Technology

Opening times
Daily 10am - 5pm

Status from 07/2016
Adults: $10; reduced: $8

Tel.:+1-203-372-35 21  eMail:info  


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Location / Directions
N41.214000° W73.233400°N41°12.84000' W73°14.00400'N41°12'50.4000" W73°14'0.2400"

Located in a scenic section of the North End of Bridgeport, Discovery Museum is nestled in Veterans Memorial Park just off the Merritt Parkway. The location at 4450 Park Avenue is minutes from the main entrance to Sacred Heart University, and across the street from the Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course.

The city is connected to nearby New York City by both Amtrak and Metro-North commuter trains, which serve Bridgeport's Metro-North station


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
The Discovery Museum and Planetarium is a hands-on science museum in Bridgeport, Connecticut, that serves as both a tourist destination and an educational resource for area schools. The Discovery Museum provides dynamic, hands-on STEM experiences designed to resonate with the innate curiosity, learning desire, and spirit of exploration of visitors, encouraging young learners to ask questions, solve problems, and engineer solutions today so they are better prepared to embrace the challenges of tomorrow.

The Discovery Museum was founded in 1958 and opened to the public in 1962. Its mission is to inspire wonder and ignite creativity through the exploration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through interactive experiences, unique exhibits, and dynamic STEM learning programs. The museum seeks to enhance public understanding of STEM through a variety of resources including education programs, planetarium presentations, the Challenger Learning Center, Science on a Sphere and a variety of permanent and traveling exhibits. It is southern Connecticut’s preeminent non-profit educational resource for STEM learning and space education.

Henry B. duPont III Planetarium

The Museum's Planetarium features a 33 feet (10 m) domed ceiling, seats up to 90 people and was most recently upgraded in 2015. Presentations are made with a digital video display unit, and a central Spitz 512 Planetarium Projector that is capable of displaying over 2500 stars. Stereo sound is provided by an array of four JBL studio monitors suspended above the dome, complemented with speakers built into the theater's walls.

Science on a Sphere

The lower level of the Museum features Science On a Sphere® (SOS). SOS is a room-sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data on a six foot diameter animated globe. This engaging exhibit opened in early 2016 at Discovery Museum’s annual Space Day event, and is available to guests and groups with hundreds of data sets available for viewing. Developed by researchers at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as an educational tool that illustrates Earth System science, SOS transforms real-time data from our Earth and other planets into graphic representations with stunning detail and accuracy. presents here one of the many museum pages. We try to bring data for your direct information about all that is relevant. In the list (link above right) you find the complete listing of museums related to "Radio & Co." we have information of. Please help us to be complete and up to date by using the contact form above.



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