40th Anniversary Free-admission Community Day at Discovery Museum September 10

Discovery Museum’s Thank You to the community for 40 years of support!

Acton, MA – Discovery Museum will host a free-admission Community Day on Saturday, September 10, 2022 in celebration of the Museum’s 40th anniversary.

Indoor and outdoor activities will include making one-of-a-kind noisemakers; a celebratory parade to a cake-cutting ceremony at 11:00am; a performance of "Dhol-Tasha-Lezim," a "double-headed drumming and dance" folk art form that is indigenous to Maharashtra, a state on the west coast of India; and classic Discovery Museum activities such as Balls & Ramps, Cup Towers, a "Discovery Quest" scavenger hunt—with chances to win a free membership—and more.

State and local officials will be on hand for the cake-cutting ceremony at 11:00am. Mini cupcakes donated by Concord Teacakes will be served to visitors. An ice cream truck will be on site from noon to 3:00pm.

What: FREE Community Day

When: Saturday, September 10, 9:00am to 4:30pm

Cost: Free

Reservations: Advance reservations required at www.discoveryacton.org and can be made beginning September 1st.

Notes: A free shuttle to overflow parking at Congregation Beth Elohim, 133 Prospect Street in Acton, will run continuously from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Congregation Beth Elohim is .8 miles from the Museum.

Rain Date: none, the event will happen rain or shine

“Discovery Museum has served more than 5 million children and families over the past 40 years—and that is due in no small part to the generosity and support of our community,” said CEO Neil Gordon. “That support, combined with the vision and dedication of our staff and volunteers, has enabled us to stoke kids’ natural curiosity and creativity to explore and better understand themselves, their capabilities, and the incredible possibilities of the world around them. We are honored to be an enduring part of the lives of so many families. We are happy to offer a full day of activities, fun, and learning with free admission, to thank our community for its long-lasting support.”

Thank you! Discovery Museum’s 40th anniversary Community Day is made possible by TJX Companies, with additional support from Enterprise Bank and MathWorks, along with Corning Life Sciences, Dunkin'/Locally Owned and Operated by the Pesce Family, Hologic, Inc., and Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

About Discovery Museum

Discovery Museum is a hands-on museum that blends science, nature, and play, inspiring families to explore and learn together. The museum and its Discovery Woods accessible outdoor nature playscape and 550sf treehouse blend the best of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) learning on a beautiful 4.5-acre campus abutting 180 acres of conservation land in Acton, MA, about 20 miles west of Boston. Originally founded in 1982 and expanded to two museums in 1987, the museum reopened in a single, 16,000sf accessible building after a complete renovation and expansion in early 2018. Hands-on, open-ended exhibits developed by professional educators inspire curiosity and exploration, providing a fun and engaging experience for children and adults to discover their world together. Serving families and schools from towns throughout the region, the Museum is devoted to informal education that enhances classroom learning. Discovery Museum is committed to accessibility and is a proud recipient of the 2017 Massachusetts Commonwealth Award, the only winner in the Access category, and a 2018 LEAD® Community Asset Award from The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Discovery Museum is a community-supported non-profit organization. Discovery Museum programming is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.