Construction Update 10/25/2021
In our continuing efforts to renovate & reimagine Discovery, our lower level will be closed for construction for the next 2 weeks. 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.
Affected during this time is the Henry B. duPont III planetarium, the Universe & You Gallery and our lower level, ADA bathroom.
For the next 2 weeks we will be adding additional presentations for our dedicated visitors! We will have Live Science Demos & other media presentations in our 4k theater on the upper level throughout the day with no Media Pass required. We will also be offering 25% off all admissions during this time. 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.