headshot photo of a man
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.

Portrait of Marie Beam leaning on a wooden railing with the Discovery Treehouse behind her.
November 17, 2021

MetroWest Museum Professionals Win Coveted Excellence Awards

(Arlington, MA) – The New England Museum Association (NEMA) announces three Metrowest area professionals and NEMA members have won awards in NEMA’s eighth annual Excellence Awards competition: Marie Beam,... READ MORE

Head and shoulders photo of Andy Magee - white male with mustache wearing a blue button down shirt
News Release
November 11, 2021

Acton, MA – Discovery Museum is pleased to welcome Andrew Magee to its Board of Directors.

Andrew Magee is a retired partner at Epsilon Associates, Inc., an environmental engineering and consulting company specializing in securing environmental approvals for real... READ MORE

CEO Update
September 27, 2021

Dear Friend of the Museum,

Let me be clear right up front: I am equally proud of all four of my kids. But as our team at the Museum thinks about the importance of gender representation of STEM professionals to our young visitors, I can’t help wondering why my two sons are both engineers... READ MORE

News Release
September 15, 2021

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... READ MORE

two portraits of female scientists
News Release
September 9, 2021

Museum to host Picture Yourself: Women in STEAM virtual and in-person events on September 29 and October 2

ACTON -- Who do you see when you picture a scientist? Do you see a stranger in a lab coat, or perhaps a family member, a friend, or a neighbor down the street? Do... READ MORE

News Release
September 8, 2021

The upcoming events feature discussions on youth and climate, talking to kids about indigenous stereotypes, empowering children with disabilities.

What: Youth Voices in Climate Change: A Conversation with Varshini Prakash moderated by WBUR's Miriam Wasser... READ MORE