Discovery Museum To Hold Online Auction Fundraiser May 2 - 11

Bid for Kids auction offers Red Sox tickets, vacations, local gift certificates, and more in support of access programs at the Museum

ACTON, MA - Discovery Museum will kick off its annual Bid for Kids online auction fundraiser on Monday, May 2 at 8:00am at and close on Wednesday, May 11 at 10:00pm. 

Many individuals and local businesses have come together to support the Museum, donating popular and hard-to-get items to be auctioned off. The catalog will have more than 150 items, including a Red Soxs VIP Package for 4, theatre tickets, golf outings at private golf courses, gift certificates for local services and restaurants, and much more. The auction will also feature trips to Tuscany and Antigua trips that are only available through charity auctions).

Proceeds from the auction will support the Museum’s Open Door Connections programs which serve to make the Museum affordable and accessible to all through programs such as Especially for Me, supporting free visits for families with children on the autism spectrum, are deaf or hard of hearing, or are blind or low-vision, and free Friday night admission year-round. Shoppers and museum supporters alike can visit the auction at

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. For more information please visit 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.