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Discovery Museum

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Parker says "Great trip for all ages."

This is a nice half-day visit. The museum caters to children and adults. All of the exhibits are... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Impressive array of hands-on exhibits for young children

Visiting from out of town, I took my 7 and 3 year daughters to this museum and we had a nice time... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
West Lafayette, Indiana
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“all ages”(8 reviews)
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4450 Park Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604-1098
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Nice museum for kids age between 2-10 years old. A lot of activity thats encourage kids to get involve and hands on. You need about 2 hours.

Thank kuw79
Reviewed 7 April 2018

This is a nice half-day visit. The museum caters to children and adults. All of the exhibits are "hands-on" and totally interactive. And unlike most museums, "Do Touch" is the rule here. Each exhibit also has scientific information signs that explain the science behind everything,...More

2  Thank ParkerSturbridge
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Visiting from out of town, I took my 7 and 3 year daughters to this museum and we had a nice time for about 3-4 hours. This will not be confused with major children's museums (think Indianapolis Children's Museum) or Science Centers (e.g., Museum of...More

Thank DougS78
Reviewed 26 February 2018

I took my family here one rainy Sunday and we had a great time! The Discovery Center has three floors of activities and hands-on science exhibits. The exhibits are interesting, and can be used for all levels of education, from pre-K through high school. For...More

1  Thank CaptainMorgan1663
Reviewed 21 January 2018

We have gone twice in the past year. It is perfect for a preschooler. There are 3 levels" first one has small obstacle course, a room on energy, upstairs is a room on how machines work and the lowest level has an activity room on...More

1  Thank Carcket
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

I like this place because it is not crowded and keeps kids 1-10 years of age or even a little older occupied for 2 hours without much headache for the parents. All the rooms are well designed and interactive and the planetarium show is great....More

Thank Ric176
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Start with the little obstacle course on ground floor. 9 little obstacles, about right for 5 year olds, but too simple for older kids. The energy displays did not capture much attention. Spent lots of time with the little helicopter exhibit—make your own paper copter...More

Thank chuckatbigsky
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Loved this museum. Took our 3 and 1 year old grands. The 1 year old was best in the preschool area. The 3 loved it all. Highlights - the climb/ course on the 1st floor. Our 3 year old loved it. Our bad - trying...More

Thank Terricz1
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The Discovery Museum is quite the gen in Bridgeport and Fairfield County. They do a wonderful job with neat exhibits some of which are hands on. Kids of all ages can get something out of their visit. The staff is extremely accommodating and knowledgeable. We...More

Thank Andres72423
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I recommend this museum for anyone. It is just big enough for a half day of activity and the planetarium movie is very good. I did not care for the 3 pm show on Sat. that was narrated by the speaker. That put me to...More

1  Thank Lisa422
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17 September 2017|
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Response from Lisa422 | Reviewed this property |
It is set up for children, however, me and my adult friend spent over 2 hours there. I recommend not going to the narrated planetarium show as it was not very dynamic. The other show is better and suited for adults, teens or... More
Susan G
17 November 2016|
Response from Lisa422 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I recommend going to the shows that are not narrated as it was not as interesting as the pre-recorded show.