photo of CEO Neil Gordon standing with treehouse in background
Neil Gordon

I joined the museum in September 2009, and feel lucky to serve this terrific community of kids, families and supporters. After serving as Budget Director for the City of Boston, my museum career began in 1995 at Boston Children’s Museum, where I served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. My priorities for The Discovery Museums include supporting kids and families to play and learn together; expanding outdoor learning; increasing access for underserved populations; and building upon our year history to create a museum for the next 30 years.

Recent posts by Neil Gordon

exterior view of the museum building
March 1, 2018

Your new museum is ready!

It’s time to celebrate, to take pride in what we’ve accomplished, and to express tremendous gratitude to everyone who helped us get here. For so long, this day seemed impossibly far away. Now that we’ve made it,... READ MORE

a girl in a red coat and red hat plays with a giant radar magnet
January 25, 2018

The new Discovery Museum will soon be open and ready to welcome our curious, capable, imaginative young visitors. This has been our goal for many years and the focus of innumerable hours of imagining, designing, fundraising, and building. Soon we... READ MORE

rendering of new building interior space
March 8, 2017

Your Discovery Museums are about to change a lot…and, not at all.

On March 1, we announced Ready, Set, Build!—the culmination of a campaign through which your museums will become a one-building, fully-accessible museum, and become... READ MORE

the active accessibility icon
September 25, 2016

The Discovery Museums are a rich, joyful, and developmentally supportive experience for the kids who visit. But what about the kids who don’t visit?

We know that every kid can benefit from visiting museums, and therefore our goal is to... READ MORE

side view of treehouse under construction
June 14, 2016

Despite having big windows in my office, from my vantage point I am unable to see all the work happening in our soon-to-open nature playscape and treehouse, Discovery Woods. So, a couple times of a day I go for a walk to see what the Treehouse... READ MORE