Admission may be purchased online or at the door. Media passes are available only at the door.
Bring a lunch! Discovery Science Center has a large food court with windows overlooking the Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum ropes course behind our building. We have a vending machines for beverages only. We encourage guests to bring your own snack and/or lunch to enjoy during your visit.
The Discovery Science Center offers a number of discounts to patrons everyday!
- Present a valid AAA or AARP card to receive $1 off admission for everyone in your party for up to 2 adults and 4 children.
- Present a valid student or teacher ID (age 18+) to receive a discounted admission.
- Present a valid drivers license to receive a senior citizen discount.
- Active military and veterans with ID receive free admission (no purchase needed); military families will receive 50% off regular admission when attending with their family member with ID
- All military admission discounts must be purchased upon entry–no online tickets available
- Special needs guests receive discounted admission; accompanying caregivers and paraprofessionals receive free admission (no purchase needed)
- Children 2 years of age & under get in free!
Any discounted rate requires appropriate ID on entry.
According to current guidelines, all guests ages 2+ are required to wear masks throughout the duration of their visit.
Online admission sales are non-refundable. Please save and present your online order/order number for entry. You will not receive a physical ticket–your online order number will be required at check-in.
Don’t forget to get a media pass for planetarium and live demonstration admission! Media passes are available at the front desk from 10:00am until 15 minutes prior to the final show of the day. Media passes are NOT available for online purchase.
Groups of 10 or more, call (203) 416-3531 to inquire about group rates (may not be purchased online).