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News Release
September 11, 2019

ACTON, MA – Discovery Museum will host its annual fundraising event, Discovery Gala 2019: Play It Forward, on October 5, 2019 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... READ MORE

children play on an outdoor slide hill
Media Coverage
August 22, 2019

from Boston Central

The Discovery Museum in Acton just keeps getting better & better.  In addition to the multitude of interactive exhibits inside the Discovery Museum; the outdoor exploration area called Discovery Woods ... READ MORE

Media Coverage
May 26, 2019

from Wicked Local Belmont
By Joanna Tzouvelis

Chenery Middle School fifth graders recently participated in hands-on workshops to learn about the physical changes of matter. Leading the workshops was Jody Harris, an instructor from the Discovery Museum which organizes about... READ MORE

Tony DiBona
News Release
May 24, 2019

Acton, MA – Discovery Museum is pleased to welcome Anthony (Tony) DiBona to its Board of Directors.

Tony recently retired from his position at PTC as EVP, Focused Solutions Group. Since joining PTC in 1998, he held various positions including Vice President, Global Business Partner Group... READ MORE

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News Release
May 23, 2019

[ACTON, MA] – Discovery Museum has joined museums nationwide in participating in the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, a program which provides free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2019 program kicked off earlier than in past years,... READ MORE

Denise LeBlanc at an airflow exhibit in the museum
Media Coverage
May 10, 2019

from The Beacon
by Matt Mallio

For 30 years, Denise LeBlanc, the director of Learning Experiences for Acton’s Discovery Museum, has helped kids and adults experience the all-important “ah-hah” moment where hands-on experimentation and activity help them better understand... READ MORE

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News Release
May 9, 2019

ACTON, MA – Discovery Museum will host its 3rd annual, grownups-only, “Treehouse Takeover” event in the Discovery Treehouse and Discovery Woods on Friday, June 14 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

Guests will enjoy food and drink from local restaurants; live music by The Keith Jacques Experience; and... READ MORE

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News Release
May 6, 2019

Bid for Kids auction offers Patriots and Red Sox tickets, golf outings, weekend getaways, and more in support of access programs at the Museum

ACTON, MA - Discovery Museum kicked off its 9th annual Bid for Kids online auction fundraiser on Monday, May 6 at 8:30am at... READ MORE

Evening of Thanks event at the Museum
Media Coverage
April 18, 2019

from The Beacon
by Matt Mallio

Last March, the Discovery Museum, located at 177 Main St., opened its multi-million dollar renovated space to the public. Since then, according to museum officials, the number of museum memberships has more than doubled to about 4,500. The... READ MORE

Sen. Jamie Eldridge, CEO Neil Gordon, and Rep. Tami Gouveia at Discovery Museum Evening of Thanks
News Release
April 3, 2019

Acton, MA – On March 1, 2018, the 36-year-old-yet-all-new Discovery Museum opened its doors to a waiting public, after completion of an $8.8M capital expansion and renovation that created a new, accessible, 16,000sf facility. A year later, on Saturday, March 2, more than 250 guests gathered at... READ MORE