aerial view of a parking lot with solar panels installed over parking spaces
News Release
May 5, 2022

Acton, MA – Discovery Museum announced today its conversion to on-site generated solar electricity, a key tenet of the Museum’s 5-year Sustainability Plan objective to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become carbon neutral. (Photo (c) Resonant Energy)

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News Release
April 26, 2022

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... READ MORE

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CEO Update
March 24, 2022

As I look back on 2021, I am heartened to recognize that it was a year in which we were lifted up early and buoyed throughout the year by waves of support—even through some rocky moments. Our thanks go out to so many who made our remarkable year possible.... READ MORE

March 16, 2022

Open to high school juniors and seniors in MA, funds can be used for any educational or developmental experience

Acton, MA – Discovery Museum announced today the 2022 Discovery Museum Scholarship in celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the founding of the Museum.... READ MORE

A head and shoulders photo of a smiling Dr. Yogman - a white man with short grey hair wearing a grey suit, blue shirt, and red striped tie.
News Release
March 2, 2022

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,... READ MORE

Yawkey Foundation logo
News Release
February 9, 2022

Funds will support 2022 translation and printing of materials for schools and visitors, including special needs audiences

Acton, MA – Discovery Museum announced today a $75,000 grant from Yawkey Foundation to launch the Museum’s work to translate a significant number of... READ MORE

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News Release
January 20, 2022

Now in its tenth year, the series remains free and open to the public

a young boy gives a big, fuzzy caterpillar to a young girl
CEO Update
January 13, 2022

Do you remember the first generous thing you ever did? Probably not. It likely happened earlier than your first memory. I think I know about one of my firsts from a newspaper clip my parents saved.

graphic logo that says "Especially for Me"
News Release
January 10, 2022

Especially for Me program, now in its twelfth year, offers free Museum access for families of children with an autism spectrum disorder, sensory issues, or vision or hearing loss

two pictures show students engaging in hands-on STEM activities in their classrooms
News Release
December 15, 2021

ACTON, MA—Discovery Museum and Natick-based MathWorks announced today their continued partnership to bring the Museum’s Traveling Science Workshops (TSW) to classrooms throughout the region and beyond. This is the twelfth consecutive school year that MathWorks has invested in the program.