Discovery’s mission is deeply rooted in our history and presence in Bridgeport and Fairfield County. Our work benefits from joint ventures with a dynamic array of community partners, including:
The Adventure Park at Discovery Museum
NOW OPEN FOR THE SEASON! Incorporated into the Discovery campus in 2008, the Adventure Park shares our mission of increasing children’s self-confidence and urge to explore. Through climbing trails and zip line activities, students overcome challenges in a safe and sustainable environment. The Adventure Park has consistently demonstrated its support for Discovery through fundraisers and with generous donations of climbing passes. Discovery members receive one free admission ticket to climb at the Adventure Park.
For more information about the Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum, click here.
A local historical gem, the Barnum Museum is the last surviving building dedicated to Phineas Taylor Barnum. P.T. Barnum loved learning through engaging, and here at Discovery our goal is to inspire the same wonder through interactive STEM learning opportunities.
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Code Ninjas teaches kids ages 7-14 to learn how to code by building their very own video games. Kids learn coding, robotics, and problem solving, while developing confidence and problem solving skills that will help in all areas of their lives. Their core program consists of a 9-belt curriculum that teaches kids to code through game building. Discovery members receive a 10% discount at Code Ninjas.
For more information about Code Ninjas, click here.
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
As another nonprofit with a strong history and responsibility to sustainability in the Bridgeport community, the Beardsley Zoo and Discovery make a great team. We have partnered with Beardsley to bring animals to the Science Center for special event days and for our STEM Summer Programs.
For more information about the Beardsley Zoo, click here.
Discovery Interdistrict Magnet School
Discovery Magnet School was founded in 2008 and has since become its own flourishing learning environment. We partner with this neighboring school to host an array of unique enrichment opportunities. Students visit the Science Center frequently, and the Discovery Magnet School is our main site for implementation of Discover NASA, a grant-funded program dedicated to the development and implementation of a rocketry curriculum for K-8 classrooms, and a high school-level extracurricular rocketry club.
For more information about the Discovery Interdistrict Magnet School, click here.
Open since the 1930s, Frankie’s Diner is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Discovery members receive a 10% discount at Frankie’s Diner.
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Friends of the Bridgeport Public Library
The Friends of the Bridgeport Public Library is charged with advocacy, fundraising, and programming initiatives to help make Bridgeport libraries thriving community centers of discovery and lifelong learning, as well as to enhance educational and cultural opportunities in the City of Bridgeport. We are proud to partner with the FBPL for many of Discovery’s special event days.
For more information about the Friends of the Bridgeport Public Library, click here.
Goodfellas Pizzeria serves pizza, sandwiches, pasta, salads, and more. Discovery visitors can order lunch and have it delivered right to our lobby! Discovery members receive a 10% discount at Goodfellas.
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J Bagels and Cafe
Formally known as UCBC Trumbull, J Bagels & Cafe is a family run bagel shop. They offer fresh-baked bagels, specialty sandwiches, coffee, and more. Discovery Museum members receive a 10% discount at J Bagels.
For more information on J Bagels, click here.