Discovery Museum Presents Dr. Michael Yogman to Discuss “The Power of Play”

The online event on March 24 is part of the Discovery Museum 2022 Virtual Speaker Series

What: Virtual event, “The Power of Play: How to Help Children Buffer Stress and Become More Resilient”

Who: Dr. Michael Yogman, Pediatrician, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School

When: Thursday, March 24, 7:00pm to 8:30pm EDT

Where: Presented virtually via Zoom webinar

How and how much: Free with pre-registration, which is required at; a $5 donation is appreciated.

Dr. Michael Yogman is a leading Boston-area pediatrician, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is co-author of the AAP Clinical Report, “The Power of Play: A Pediatric Role in Enhancing Development in Young Children,” which recommends a prescription for play to help children buffer toxic stress, build parental relationships, and improve executive functioning. Dr. Yogman will respond to your questions about how to use play to help address family stress—the stress of our COVID-19 environment—and build resilience in children.

All 2022 Discovery Museum Virtual Speaker Series events will be presented virtually via Zoom webinar, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm Eastern, and are free and open to the public. Registration for all events is open now on the Museum’s website at

The Discovery Museum Speaker Series remains free thanks to the support of Foundation for MetroWest.

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.