The Discovery Museum and Planetarium

Posted on 03/01/2021
Status Closed nowOpens at 10:00:AM today

Inspire wonder. Ignite creativity.

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.

Parties & Rentals


What you’ll get when booking a Birthday Party at Discovery:

Each party includes 1 hour of STEM-themed interactive fun , and 1 hour for food and cake. All parties include a party host to lead you and your guests through the events of the day. Leave the set up and clean up to us! We will supply the plates, napkins, cups, forks, spoons, and table cloths, as well as some light “themed” decorating. Each child will participate in an activity with a component they may take home as a favor, as well as some hands-on museum fun.


Bring wonder to your wedding with a ceremony under the stars!

Whether you are looking for a theme with a celestial twist, or an art gallery banquet, The Discovery Museum has a unique space for your big day. Our Planetarium can accommodate up to 80 guests for your ceremony under the stars. A meteor shower will envelop your first kiss. A custom planetarium show set to your personal musical playlist for your guests to enjoy. This will set the stage for a truly unique celebration.

Corporate Events

Give your Corporate Events a new and interesting twist!

The Discovery Museum offers a variety of spaces to accommodate your particular needs. Classrooms for breakout sessions, our Main Gallery for a larger conference or a holiday party, and even a theater with HD projection for group programming. We can accommodate all of your AV needs with an integrated setup available in most spaces.

Call 203-372-3521 x136 or email Tana Barnes to schedule a tour today!


Bring a lunch! Discovery Museum has a large food court with windows overlooking the Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum ropes course behind our building. 

The Discovery Museum offers a number of discounts to patrons everyday!
  • Receive $1 off admission for everyone in your party for up to 2 adults and 4 children with a valid AAA card
  • Receive $2 off admission for everyone in your party for up to 2 adults and 4 children with a valid AARP card
  • Receive a discounted admission valid student ID (age 18+)
  • Present a valid drivers license to receive a senior citizen discount.
  • Military, veterans, and special needs chaperones free admission (no purchase needed)
  • NEW! After school Discount: Half price admission beginning at 3:00pm, Tuesday through Friday from September to June (may not be combined with any other discounts; not valid on event days; must be purchased at the door)