Discovery Museum presents Discovery Gala: Make the Connection

ACTON, MA – Discovery Museum will host its annual 21+ fundraising event, Discovery Gala: Make the Connection, on September 30, 2023, at the Discovery Museum. Supporters are invited to “wear your jeans and bring your curiosity” for a grown-ups only evening of creative cocktails, playful cuisine, and abundant fun. Proceeds will support access programs for families and schools that make the Museum welcoming and accessible to everyone. 

Nearly 57,000 people were served through the Museum’s access programs in 2022, 28% of the total served. Money raised will fund programs such as free events for families experiencing autism, sensory challenges, or hearing or vision loss, free memberships for families served by our community partners, and in-class Traveling Science Workshop programs to schools in underserved communities. 

This year’s gala will highlight the Museum’s focus on the future of childhood while serving today’s kids in collaboration with regional community partner organizations. The on-site-solar-powered Gala will have a uniquely low environmental impact, and Discovery Museum will purchase carbon credits to offset the vehicle emissions of all guests, vendors, and staff. 

The event will run from 6:00 to 9:00pm. The Museum is located at 177 Main Street, Acton, MA. Tickets start at $125 per person and are available online at Host sponsorships and corporate sponsorships are also available. 

Discovery Gala: Make the Connection is sponsored by PSG, with additional support from Dell Technologies and Enterprise Bank. Thank you!


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 giant 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 Massachusetts Commonwealth Award, the only winner in the Access category, and a LEAD® Community Asset Award from The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Discovery Museum was also recognized in 2023 as a Finalist for the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Medal, the highest honor in the museum field. 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.