Bridgeport Discovery Museum and Planetarium

Fairfield, CT

Where are we going?

Bridgeport Discovery Museum and Planetarium
4450 Park Ave
CT 06825

203 372-3521

What is there to do?

Learning and play at the same time? Yes please!

The Discovery Museum provides 20,000 square feet of hands-on learning through interactive exhibits and live demonstrations that make STEM fun for all ages!

The exhibits cover a range of fascinating and diverse topics, ranging from energy, power to art.

The Henry B duPont III Planetarium seats 80 people for regularly scheduled demonstrations and laser light shows. When the room is darkened, the dome is transformed into a realistic simulation of the starry sky. The images that are created completely envelop viewers’ senses for an immersive theater experience.

The very visually exciting Energy Exhibit uses videos and dioramas to show kids where we get our electricity from, and more importantly, how we can use it wisely! Get Physical is a great exhibit where kids can learn all about why it's important to keep our bodies healthy, and Sports Science is great for active kids who want to try shooting hoops with different backboard shapes, and they can also measure how high they can jump - NBA you better watch out!

For those very little kids up to 3 years of age, there is the Preschool Power exhibit with colorful, soft play structures which have been carefully designed to teach them age-appropriate motor skills.

The lower level is all about space! Kids can touch a piece of a real meteorite that fell to the earth about 50,000 years ago, or even drive a remote-controlled rover across a simulated landscape - of MARS! Ever wanted to see what you would look like in an astronaut’s spacesuit? Jump in the life-sized replica of one that actually went on Apollo 11!

There is so much to see and do, and even adults won’t be able to help themselves, and will come away learning something new too! 

Science CAN be fun at the Bridgeport Discovery Museum and Planetarium! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: $11

Children: $9 (Ages 3 - 17)

Free Under: 3 years


Need a little extra help?

Give the museum a call before you arrive to chat about any disabilities you may have, and see what they can assist you with.


When can we go?

Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 5pm

Closed Mondays except for some holidays.


Any top tips?

You can have your birthday party at the museum - great for kids aged 3 to 13! You can also join in the overnight program - perfect for 20 kids or more, and actually send the night in the museum! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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