Discovery Museum Speaker Series

The Discovery Museum Speaker Series presents expert voices on matters of importance to our communities, free of charge and open to the public. Researchers, educators, best-selling authors, and field experts bring national perspective to pressing topics underscored by the Discovery Museum’s three-pronged emphasis on science, nature, and play. 
The speaker series is offered in collaboration with the MIT Club of Boston.

To learn about Speaker Series sponsorship opportunities, please contact Marie Beam at mbeam@discoveryacton.org or call 978-264-4200 ext. 124.

Upcoming Events

photo of speaker Dr. Michael Yogman
Thursday, April 2, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: Dr. Michael Yogman, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School

 

This event is cancelled and will be rescheduled to a new date later this year.

Pre-registration is required; registration link will go live 6 weeks prior to the event.

photo of speaker Dr. Susan Hockfield
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: Dr. Susan Hockfield, President Emerita and Professor of Neuroscience at MIT
Photo of speaker Dr. Jay Lemery standing on a beach wearing a blue jacket and hat
Thursday, September 24, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: Dr. Jay Lemery, Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine
Photo of speaker Dr. Ellen Winner
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: Dr. Ellen Winner, Professor of Psychology at Boston College and Senior Research Associate at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Photo of speaker Dr. Jill Walsh
Thursday, November 12, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: Dr. Jill Walsh, Researcher and Lecturer at Boston University

RECENT PAST CONVERSATIONS

Speaker: Mary Gordon, Founder, Roots of Empathy
February 27, 2020
Speaker: Dr. Anthony Rao, Ph.D.
October 17, 2019
Speaker: Takao Hensch, Ph.D., Joint Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard’s Center for Brain Science
May 23, 2019
Speaker: Junlei Li, Saul Zaentz Senior Lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Education and former Director of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media
March 20, 2019