Acton Museums add Discovery Woods venue for outdoor learning

from The Lowell Sun and Portland Press Herald
By Melissa Hanson

ACTON -- Inside a massive treehouse, on the nest swing, or zooming down the big slide, playing becomes learning at the Discovery Museums' newest exhibit, where nature takes center stage.

This outdoor exhibit called Discovery Woods is already grabbing the attention of children since its grand opening over the weekend. 

Filled with sensory and observation stations like peepholes and listening tubes, children can explore through elevated trails that are accessible for people of all abilities. 

"The idea is getting kids back outdoors," CEO Neil Gordon said, as he walked on the ramp to the exhibit's tree house, which is made from the wood of trees cut down on the site to ... READ MORE