Construction Update 11/3/2021
In our continuing efforts to renovate & reimagine Discovery, our Science at Play gallery is currently closed for construction. We wanted to give thanks to the State of CT and the DECD for making these critical improvements to our facility possible through a bond granted to us in 2019.
Thank you for your understanding as we continue our critical mission to provide STEM for all!
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, and we sell snacks at the front desk. We encourage guests to bring your own 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.
Groups of 10 or more, call (203) 416-3531 to inquire about group rates (may not be purchased online).
Online admission sales are non-refundable. Please save and present your online order/order number for entry. Gift admission orders will be emailed to you within 3-5 business days.
Don’t forget to add on a media pass for for planetarium and live demonstration admission! Media passes are available at the door from 10:00am until 15 minutes prior to the final show of the day.