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Sponsors

The Discovery Science Center is back and we couldn’t have done it without the generosity of our sponsors! With their support, we are able to offer STEM programming, events, and resources to Fairfield County and the surrounding communities.

Sponsors help underwrite Science Center admission discounts, send children to our summer programs, fund after-school enrichment programs, maintain our physical space, and bring new exhibits to the Museum. Corporate partners connect with over 65,000 visitors who interact with the Discovery Science Center each year. We provide a host of opportunities to be recognized here at the Science Center through events, and in our various publications (both in print and digital).

To learn more about Discovery Science Center’s sponsorship options, please contact us at development@shudiscovery.org.

Thank you to all our loyal sponsors for being STEAM ambassadors and helping us provide STEAM Learning Programs to the community. We are inspired by your investment and ongoing impact here at Discovery Science Center.

Universe 

Sponsors

Sacred Heart University

Nor’ Easter Foundation

State of Connecticut

City of Bridgeport, CT

Super Nova

Sponsors

Elizabeth M. Pfriem Foundation

Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC)

Galaxy Sponsors

Connecticut Humanities

Pitney Bowes Foundation

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

The Pediatric Care Alliance

Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company

Nova Sponsors

Franklin Institute

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Robert and Maria Panza

The Weller Foundation, Inc.

The Ernest and Joan Trefz Foundation

The Zeiff Family Fund

Quasar

 Sponsors

Aquarion Water Company

Near & Far Aid Association, Inc.

Sesame Workshop

Nebula Sponsors

Bridgeport Hospital — Yale New Haven Health

Henry Niles Foundation

Morgan Stanley

Community Partners

Discovery’s mission is deeply rooted in our history and presence in Bridgeport and Fairfield County. Our work benefits from joint ventures with a dynamic array of community partners, including:

Adventure Park at Discovery logo

Incorporated into the Discovery campus in 2008, the Adventure Park shares our mission of increasing children’s self-confidence and urge to explore. Through climbing trails and zip line activities, students overcome challenges in a safe and sustainable environment. The Adventure Park has consistently demonstrated its support for Discovery through fundraisers and with generous donations of climbing passes.

Discovery members receive 15% off admission to climb at the Adventure Park.

For more information about the Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum, click here.

Barnum Museum logo

A local historical gem, the Barnum Museum is the last surviving building dedicated to Phineas Taylor Barnum. P.T. Barnum loved learning through engaging, and here at Discovery our goal is to inspire the same wonder through interactive STEM learning opportunities.

For more information about the Barnum Museum, click here.

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo logo

As another nonprofit with a strong history and responsibility to sustainability in the Bridgeport community, the Beardsley Zoo and Discovery make a great team. We have partnered with Beardsley to bring animals to the Science Center for special event days and for our STEM Summer Programs.

For more information about the Beardsley Zoo, click here.

Discovery Magnet School was founded in 2008 and has since become its own flourishing learning environment. We partner with this neighboring school to host an array of unique enrichment opportunities. Students visit the Science Center frequently, and the Discovery Magnet School is our main site for implementation of Discover NASA, a grant-funded program dedicated to the development and implementation of a rocketry curriculum for K-8 classrooms, and a high school-level extracurricular rocketry club.

For more information about the Discovery Interdistrict Magnet School, click here.

Friends of Bridgeport Library Logo

The Friends of the Bridgeport Public Library is charged with advocacy, fundraising, and programming initiatives to help make Bridgeport libraries thriving community centers of discovery and lifelong learning, as well as to enhance educational and cultural opportunities in the City of Bridgeport. We are proud to partner with the FBPL for many of Discovery’s special event days.

For more information about the Friends of the Bridgeport Public Library, click here.

Goodfella's Pizza Logo

Goodfellas Pizzeria serves pizza, sandwiches, pasta, salads, and more. Discovery visitors can order lunch and have it delivered right to our lobby!

Discovery members receive a 10% discount at Goodfellas.

For more information about Goodfellas Pizzeria, click here.

J Bagels and Cafe Logo

Formally known as UCBC Trumbull, J Bagels & Cafe is a family run bagel shop. They offer fresh-baked bagels, specialty sandwiches, coffee, and more.

For more information on J Bagels, click here.