Discovery Museum and Planetarium

Hands-On learning fun at the Discovery Museum & Planetarium! Connecticut’s only Challenger Center — a space station/mission control simulation — creates cooperative learning atmosphere underscored by teamwork, communication, problem solving, and decision-making. Embedded throughout are opportunities for students to apply skills learned in the classroom. Interactive exhibits, core lessons with STEM science standards, planetarium shows, varied lessons and demos, which can be customized. Visit our website for a full list of programs and info. 
Contact Info
Address: 4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 (just 1 mile south of Merritt Parkway Exit 47 South). Fairfield County. Tel: 203-372-3521, ext. 121. Email: Website: Hrs: Tues.-Sun. 10AM-5PM, Open Mon. for groups, & most school holidays. Contact: Sarah Tropp, ext. 114.

Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-9th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes. Cost: Varies.

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Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Planetarium Lesson Plan

Planetariums are theaters that present educational and entertaining shows about outer space. Some planetariums even have shows that focus on history in relation to earth science. Groups can see a multimedia presentation of the night sky on a dome-shaped projection on the ceiling of the theater.... Continue