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Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
—Drop in
Free with pre-registration

Join us during this special free evening especially for families with members on the autism spectrum. In our new, ADA-compliant building you can play, explore, and learn with new and renovated exhibits. Dinner, including a gluten free option, will be provided courtesy of Not Your Average Joe’s. Pre-registration required at as space is limited.

Tonight’s Program: Our furry friends from Therapy Dogs International will be visiting us from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. It doesn’t matter if you’re already a dog lover or maybe a little shy, stop in and say hello to friendly, certified Therapy Dogs who love to make new friends!

Pre-registration required at as space is limited.

Please Note: Our new, unified museum building will be open this evening; the Children’s Discovery Museum is now permanently closed to visitors. Discovery Woods closes at dusk. We will be creating a new Museum Story Guide to help introduce visitors to the new museum, but until it is ready we are happy to answer any questions about our new facility by phone.

You may want to prepare for your visit by downloading the Story Guide to Discovery Woods at and by visiting the Exhibits section of our website.

Funded by The TJX Companies, DCU for Kids, The Nathaniel and Elizabeth P. Stevens Foundation, The Schrafft Charitable Trust, Boston Bruins Foundation, Concord-Carlisle Community Chest, Nypro, the Staples Foundation, and several Massachusetts Local Cultural Councils.

Especially for Me is part of our Open Door Connections program, generously sponsored by
and also
with additional support from
  • Nathaniel and Elizabeth P. Stevens Foundation
  • Schrafft Charitable Trust
  • Boston Bruins Foundation
  • Concord-Carlisle Community Chest
  • Nypro
  • Staples Foundation
  • and several Massachusetts Local Cultural Councils