Discovery Museum Speaker Series

The Discovery Museum Speaker Series creates engaging conversations around creativity, learning, and the future of science education. We connect our community with leaders in the fields of science, technology, and education to discuss important topics that impact our children, our families, and our world. Join the conversation!
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 or call 978-264-4200 ext. 124.

Upcoming Events

Dr. Takao Hensch
Thursday, May 23, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
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
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
Fortis Lecture Hall
200 Shire Way
Lexington, MA 01421
Registration Required: Register Now

We have much to learn from infants. Early experience enduringly shapes the brain, creating windows of great opportunity and vulnerability. Dr. Hensch’s work has focused on the biological basis of such critical periods. Strikingly, their timing... Learn More

Dr. Rao headshot photo
Thursday, October 17, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: Dr. Anthony Rao, Ph.D.


Speaker: Peter H. Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author and illustrator
November 14, 2018
Speaker: David A. Sinclair, Ph.D., Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School; co-Director, Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for the Biological Mechanisms of Aging, Harvard Medical School; Professor, University of New South Wales, Sydney
October 11, 2018
Speaker: Josh Golin, Executive Director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood
September 27, 2018
Speaker: Katherine Reynolds Lewis, award-winning independent journalist, speaker, and author: The Good News About Bad Behavior
May 1, 2018