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September 15, 2021

Amended: Free admission on the first Friday of the month kicks off on October 8, not October 1, due to the Museum's closure

ACTON - Discovery Museum announced today that their popular First Friday Nights Free program will return beginning Friday, October 1. Visitors can enjoy the Museum with free admission from 4:30pm to 7:30pm on the first Friday night of each month, October through June. Advanced reservations will be required to visit the campus.

First Friday Nights Free is made possible by The TJX Companies, Inc. with additional funding for each event from the following local businesses:

October 1    Brown Advisory
November 5    Kitchen Outfitters    
December 3    Barrett Sotheby's International Realty
January 7    Village Subaru

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for events from February through June 2022. Local businesses may contact Karen Kerns, Assistant Director of Development for more information at kkerns@discoveryacton.org or 978-264-4200 x113.

Though not required for admission, visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation, to be distributed to the Acton Food Pantry and Open Table.

Discovery Museum continues to operate with COVID safety protocols in place, including requiring advance reservations to visit and requiring masks be worn indoors for all visitors ages two and up; masks are encouraged but not required outdoors.

First Friday Nights Free is part of the Discovery Museum’s Open Door Connections program to provide opportunities for those who face a variety of barriers to experience the Museum.

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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 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. Discovery Museum is the winner of Boston magazine’s 2018 Best of Boston® Best Family-Friendly Museum, West. For more information please visit www.discoveryacton.org. 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.
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