Gala of Lights

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October 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Click here to see our live and silent auction items. Even if you cannot attend the gala, you can bid (and win!) silent auction items. You can also support STEM education and the Discovery Museum by making a donation through our event platform on GiveSmart. (


Join us at the Discovery Museum for an evening of celestial celebration with festive cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raw bar, and a fabulous live and silent auction!

Discovery’s annual gala to support dynamic, hands-on STEM experiences in our community
Saturday, October 5, 6 – 9 pm
Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport CT 06604
Admission: $125 per person
Cocktail attire

Gala of Lights Honorees:

Hisham Alnajjar, Ph.D.
Director, NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium

Jim Himes
U.S. Representative for Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District

Kathleen Ryan Mufson
President, Pitney Bowes Foundation

Jani Macari Pallis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bridgeport School of Engineering

Gala of Lights Sponsors:
Bigelow Tea
Vance and Nancy Hancock
Hatfield Insurance Agency
Hocon Industrial Gas
Morgan Stanley
Newtown Savings Bank
Maria and Bob Panza
Park City Honey
People’s United Bank
Sacred Heart University
Standard Oil of Connecticut
Stockman O’Connor
Stephanie Thompson
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
White Rose Home Healthcare Agency
Debby and David Zieff


Sponsorship packages are still available. Click here for more information or contact Laura Stern, Development Director at

Tito’s Handmade Vodka is the preferred vodka for Discovery’s Gala of Lights.



October 5, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Discovery Museum
4450 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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