The Discovery Museum & Planetarium is a hands-on science museum in Bridgeport, Connecticut and southern Connecticut’s preeminent non-profit educational resource for STEM learning and space education. We are a trusted resource for STEM enrichment for families, schools, and other groups from our region.
Over 65,000 people take part in Museum programming each year, through individual visits, school field trips, educational outreach to schools, and a variety of fun and dynamic public programs. We aim to encourage young learners to ask questions, solve problems, and engineer solutions today so they are better prepared to embrace the challenges of tomorrow.
The museum seeks to enhance public understanding of STEM through resources that include educational programs, shows in the Henry B. duPont III Planetarium, simulated space missions in the Challenger Center, presentations animated on Science on a Sphere, and a variety of permanent and traveling exhibits. We believe in the importance of providing hands-on STEM learning experiences that resonate with children’s natural curiosity and love of learning. We are active advocates for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) literacy in Connecticut, and utilize our unique resources and expertise in informal STEM learning to encourage and provide a pathway for all young learners to become be STEM-empowered and informed decision makers in an increasingly technology-driven world.
Our mission is to engage, excite, and educate young learners through experiences and programs that inspire wonder and ignite creativity as the foundation for a lifetime love of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning.
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