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. The museum is located at 4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT, one mile south of Merritt Parkway (CT Route 15) Exit 47, directly across from the Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course, and just south of the main entrance to Sacred Heart University's campus.
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