Our philosophy starts with the simple belief that kids are capable of incredible things. Our job is to nurture that ability; our goal is to support kids' healthy development. Play is how kids learn--here, it is in both a STEM-rich environment and inviting outdoor experience.
New! Virtual Traveling Science Workshops
Hands-on STEM learning is what we do best—in person or virtually
This summer we worked with teachers, administrators, and specialists who helped us to re-envision our in-class Traveling Science Workshops as live, virtual, and interactive workshops, with COVID-19 protocols and safety standards in place.
In these challenging times for schools, families, and students, we are thrilled to continue to offer unique Discovery Museum experiences that:
- Provide fun, hands-on, material-rich learning
- Reach all students—those in the classroom and those tuning in from home
- Support grade-specific STEM curriculum needs, grades PreK to 8
- Offer low cost, high-value enrichment
Virtual Traveling Science Workshops preserve the greatest strengths of our in-class offerings: interactive workshops with talented STEM instructors, offering engaging, hands-on experiences. Workshops are streamed live to encourage interaction and as always, students in our workshops are enjoying all the fun as active participants!
Classes, Materials, Technology, and Fees
Class size: Workshops are designed for up to 25 students in the classroom or remoting in from home.
Materials: We will be providing all the materials your students need for the workshop. Individual student materials will be safely packaged and delivered to the school well in advance of the workshop to allow for timely distribution to students. If distributing material to students is a challenge, let us know. We can adapt many of our virtual workshop topics to use materials students can gather from around their own homes.
Classroom Technology Requirements: Classrooms need internet connection, computer with camera and microphone, and a projector or smart board. Zoom is the preferred platform, but we are open to considering other options.
Remote Student Technology Requirements: Students remoting in from home need an internet connection and computer or phone with camera and audio. Zoom is the preferred platform, but we are open to considering other options.
Virtual Workshop Fee: $250/workshop for up to 25 students. Fee includes live instruction, student and teacher guides, and delivered materials (there is an additional Materials Fee for the Physical Changes of Matter workshop only). Discounts available for schools in need.
Be sure to check out our FREE Teacher Resources for Distance Learning for even more ways to spark STEAM learning! We offer state curriculum-aligned "Make Your Own Exhibit" and "TSW at Home" explorations that can be done at home or in the classroom with common materials.
You can also review our full set of in-classroom Traveling Science Workshops—let us know if there is a topic you would like us to adapt for virtual delivery.
Frequently Asked Questions
Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework
The Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework promotes students’ active engagement with the practices of science and engineering. Students are asked to observe, raise questions, investigate, problem solve, give evidence, and discuss—and have been doing just that in our Traveling Science Workshops with great success and much enjoyment since 1992. Standards alignment is indicated in each workshop description, but if you have any questions or suggestions please email Jill Foster, or call her at 978-264-4200 ext. 118. Discovery Museum is committed to helping educators provide fun, hands-on science and engineering programs for all of their students.