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Saturday, September 28, 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
—Drop in
Tonight’s Program: From 5:30pm – 7:00pm come visit our temporary exhibit, Caterpillars: Life on a Leaf Edge, which features a huge variety of New England caterpillar species. An Educator from The Caterpillar Lab will be here to tell you the incredible but true stories of life as a caterpillar and help you see and touch some of their fascinating specimens.
Cost: 
Free with pre-registration

Come join in all the fun and explore the accessible Discovery Museum and Discovery Woods during this special evening event just for families with members on the autism spectrum. Your family can play, explore, experiment, and imagine together, while we are closed to the general public and headcount is limited.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Resources available to prepare for your visit include Story Guides (social stories) to the Museum and Discovery Woods, as well a Sensory Guide. These are available both online and at our Admissions Desk. You might also visit the Exhibits section of our website, and review our Tips for Visiting. Please note that Discovery Woods is open year-round, but closes at dusk and will not be open for evening events during the winter months.

Dinner, including a gluten-free option, is provided courtesy of Not Your Average Joe's, Acton. Thank you!

Funding provided by Foundation for Metrowest, DCU for Kids, The Sudbury Foundation, Boston Bruins Foundation, The Nathaniel and Elizabeth P. Stevens Foundation, Concord-Carlisle Community Chest, Nypro, Mass Cultural Council, Staples Foundation for Learning, and several Massachusetts Local Cultural Councils.