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. 

All 2021 Speaker Series events will take place online via Zoom webinar, and are free and open to the public.The speaker series is offered in collaboration with the MIT Club of Boston.

Interested to sponsor the Series?

Launched in 2013 and presented in a virtual format beginning in 2020, the Series has grown in scope each year and developed audience from across Massachusetts and beyond. Our sponsors make these important, free, community conversations possible--and get great visibility! Learn more about becoming a Speaker Series sponsor today.



Upcoming Events

Head and shoulders photo of a smiling Dr. Mona Minkara
Thursday, October 21, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: Dr. Mona Minkara, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at Northeastern University
Presented virtually via Zoom webinar
Registration Required: Register Now

Mona Minkara is a blind Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at Northeastern University. She lost her vision at a young age having been diagnosed with macular degeneration and cone-rod dystrophy at seven years old. In spite of the doubts about... Learn More


Speaker: Claudia Fox Tree, M.Ed., Professional Educator and Social Justice Activist
October 6, 2021
Speaker: Varshini Prakash, Founder of The Sunrise Movement
September 23, 2021
Speaker: Grace Lin, New York Times best-selling author and illustrator
June 1, 2021
Speaker: Jessica Lahey, New York Times best-selling author
April 28, 2021