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

Movie poster for Won't You Be My Neighbor with photo of Fred Rogers
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Speaker: Fred Rogers Documentary Screening, "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"
Fine Arts Theatre Place
19 Summer Street
Maynard, MA 01754
Registration Required: Register Now

In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues, in a simple, direct fashion. In “Won’t You Be My Neighbor... Learn More

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
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
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