Admission may be purchased online or at the door. Media passes for access to Planetarium shows & Science Demonstrations are only available for purchase at the front desk the day of your visit. You can NOT purchase a media pass online.

Bring a lunch! Discovery Science Center has a large food court with windows overlooking the Adventure Park ropes course behind our building. We have a vending machine 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.

Online admission sales are non-refundable. Please save and present your online order/order number for entry. You will not receive a physical ticket in the mail.

Groups of 10 or more, call (203) 416-3531 to inquire about group rates (may not be purchased online).


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