Discovery Museum Speaker Series

The Discovery Museum Speaker Series—now in its 10th year!—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 2022 Speaker Series events will take place online via Zoom webinar at 7:00pm ET, and are free and open to the public. 

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 Chris Singleton, a black man wearing a grey suit jacket over white shirt
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: Chris Singleton, inspirational speaker and children's book author
Presented virtually via Zoom webinar--this event will NOT be recorded
Registration Required: Register Now

Chris will share his expertise on how communities in both big cities and small towns can be united. Chris will explain the differences between listening to argue a point versus listening to understand perspectives. Whether they agree with their... Learn More

head and shoulders photo of a smiling Dr. Yogman, a white man with grey hair wearing a grey jacket over a blue shirt and striped tie
Thursday, March 24, 2022 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: Dr. Michael Yogman, pediatrician, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School
A collage photo of a smiling Stacy Clark in th upper left corner and a smiling Christy Mihaly in the lower right corner. A picture of book cover for Planet Power is in the lower left corner and picture of the book cover Water: A Deep Dive of Discovery is in the upper right.
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: Stacy Clark and Christy Mihaly, children's book authors
Head and shoulders photo of a smiling Dr. Bers, a white woman with long brown hair wearing a pink sweate over white shirt
Thursday, September 22, 2022 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: Marina Umaschi Bers, PhD, Professor, Tufts University, Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development; Secondary Appointment, Department of Computer Sciences
A screen shot from a video conversation with both Joseph Sarosy and Silke Rose West sitting next to each other smiling
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: Joseph Sarosy and Silke Rose West, authors of "How to Tell Stories to Children"


Speaker: Mona Minkara, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at Northeastern University
October 21, 2021
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