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Address: 4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
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Good for young kids and short attention spans

We came with our daughter and four year old granddaughter as a great little destination half way between northern NJ and northern CT. Some of the exhibits were fascinating for... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Sue L
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Ashford, Connecticut

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Ashford, Connecticut
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90 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We came with our daughter and four year old granddaughter as a great little destination half way between northern NJ and northern CT. Some of the exhibits were fascinating for her, but many lacked explanation or were filled with lots of reading and facts. Some of the interactive parts were not working, which is always a disappointment. There is a... More 

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West Haven, Connecticut
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I came here with my husband, daughter (15 months), friend, and Godson (almost 3). We accidentally came on a free admission day. We were worried because we thought the crowds would be out of control but the activities were well managed and it wasn't bad at all. We especially liked the special area for the kids 3 and younger. The... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota, United States
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39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We stopped by the museum and it's small but decent. We went to 2 shows, before both shows the presenter dragged on and on with the "rules" listing examples of everything he said. This type of talk may have been necessary for elementary school children but completely irritating to a room full of adults who may or may not have... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

The museum itself is small and needs a bit of updating. The bottom floor, where the planetarium is located, has a few interactive space exhibits. Nothing worth a return visit. The planetarium had a show which included Sesame Street characters. It was pretty good. Taught the kids some of the basics. The other two floors had other things to see,... More 

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Woodmere, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This was the first visit for our nearly 4 yr old grandson, we've brought his cousins previously, and he had such a great time. Even though he didn't understand the scientific parts of the exhibits, he had fun with all the button pushing, hand waving etc used to generate things throughout. We also liked seeing the people using the Adventure... More 

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I really hate to give a negative review. I'm am rating this attraction just on what I noticed on Satuday when I took my granddaughter. I haven't been to this museum in 15 years and heard that it had been updated. There is a section for children between the ages of 1-3. There were no shoes allowed in this section... More 

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Danielle L, Manager at Discovery Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback! There are a couple of points we’d like to touch on in your review of the Museum. You visited The Discovery Museum on our single busiest day ever! We had over 1,600 people through the door that day for Space Day, which was helped made possible by the Connecticut Space Consortium, so thanks... More 

Trumbull
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Lots of great programs for the local schools. Great museum to have locally. Some of the exhibits need updating, this is due partly due to the funding problems they were having, I would imagine. Cute place to visit when the kids are little. But I would not make a special trip.

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Shelton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

My daughter went to the most wonderful birthday party at Discovery Museum...the girls had a theme party called Spa Science and they made their own peppermint lip balm...wish I was a kid! Everybody loved it, and I'm definitely going to get the Dino Hunters party for my littlest one. The staff was really kid-friendly, which was nice.

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The hands on activities for the children kept their attention and seemed to attract their interest. The Planetarium presentation we observed was one of two presentations offered that day and was enjoyed by all ages.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Visited here on a Friday with my two year old. Never knew this place existed. Lots of cool stuff for kids to experience, with simple science exhibits, a floor dedicated to outer space, a planetarium with a slightly bizarre show, and a somewhat friendly staff. My daughter was thoroughly impressed and it was a good day spent indoors (away from... More 

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