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Discovery Science Center is a wedding venue located in Bridgeport, Connecticut that makes for a distinct and intriguing space to celebrate your momentous occasion. Fun programs take place at this museum throughout the year, offering public access to materials and sources that enhance the knowledge and understanding of science. The venue is privy to stunning views and houses the private Henry B. duPont III Planetarium. Couples and able to rent this planetarium to host a wedding that takes their guests deep into the mysteries and magic of space.

Facilities and Capacity

Discovery Science Center boasts award-winning architecture that allows light to filter in, illuminating the space within beautifully. The center gallery is a fantastic spot to host a sit-down occasion such as a rehearsal or reception dinner. Other event locations include the mezzanine art gallery, the auditorium, and the full dome planetarium. This planetarium makes for a particularly awe-inspiring ceremony and can fit up to 80 guests. The star show may be customized to add an otherworldly element to the special occasion and dazzle all those gathered. For a magnificent soundtrack to the wedding, music can also be played throughout the planetarium. And finally, for the reception, the museum has a full professional catering kitchen that is perfect for preparing delicious cuisine and drinks.

Services Offered

Discovery Science Center allows clients to contract their preferred vendors for everything from food to photography. The basic rental package includes setup, cleanup, and a selection of event rentals. For your celebration, the planetarium is equipped with a 4k laser dual-projector and can show pre-recorded shows on its 33-foot diameter dome.

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Brian G. Sent on 10/08/2022
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A truely unique venue for your wedding or other event!

We used the Discovery Science Center as our wedding and reception venue and it was a nerd/geek's paradise!

The museum's event coordinator Tana is incredible! She helped us throughout the process of planning and setting up the venue for our wedding day. She put up with our many many many visits to bug her on site and was a pleasure each and every time. Pricing to book the venue on a holiday even was very reasonable and we felt like we were given the 5-star treatment evertime we went to the venue. The day of her staff was also incredible and all were a huge reason why our special day went so smoothly.

The venue itself was an incredibly unique experience for all of our guests just like we wanted! The exhibits were open and accessible throughout our event and everyone had a blast! Plus a custom planetarium show during the reception. Such a one of a kind experience all around. If you are someone who enjoys space, tracking weather, D&D, and other "nerdy" enjoyments you will feel right at home getting married here or for any other event you might have!
Meghan Sent on 12/02/2019
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A dream wedding under stars...

Tana was wonderful from the get go. Always there to answer questions, so accommodating and with us visiting the venue with vendors and left us feeling assured. Our wedding was so fun, the planetarium show was fabulous and our guests had so much fun exploring the museum! We got so many comments that it was the best, most laid back wedding they’d been to! Thanks to the discovery museum team!!!
Michael B. Sent on 10/23/2019
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Top Notch A+

This venue was perfect for my wife's 40th birthday party! It gave a MetGala feeling, but very warm and representative of the vibe/vision I wanted. The team was very flexible and accommodating from beginning to end. I highly recommend this venue for anyone's events. Overall a A++
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