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a young girl reaches up to touch a very large globe
CEO Update
June 30, 2021

Dear Friend of the Museum,

Today I watched a dad and his 3-year-old son play hide-and-seek all over the Museum’s outdoor campus. Watching how they naturally found the fun and joy in the surroundings we have created, I thought about how a carefully curated environment conveys a powerful... READ MORE

logo of the Sheth Sangreal Foundation
News Release
June 22, 2021

Acton, MA – Discovery Museum announced today a 5-year, $1M challenge grant awarded by the Sheth Sangreal Foundation, founded by Brian Sheth and Adria Sheth, to support the Museum’s sustainability plan—including conversion to solar electricity—paired with expanded environmental education and... READ MORE

Yellow block with white words "Summer Friday Nights Free!" with navy blue moon and spark
News Release
June 2, 2021

Free admission on Friday nights will kick off on June 25; advance reservations required to visit

ACTON - Discovery Museum announced today that their popular Summer Friday Nights Free program will return beginning June 25. Visitors can enjoy the Museum with free admission... READ MORE

A girl looks at a big caterpillar on a small branch.
News Release
June 1, 2021

Special, short-term exhibit will allow visitors to go inside the hidden world of local New England caterpillars. 

ACTON, MA—Discovery Museum announced today the return of naturalist Sam Jaffe’s The Caterpillar Lab live caterpillar exhibition to the Museum. It will be open... READ MORE

Graphic that says Bid for Kids Online Auction May 24 - June 2
News Release
May 18, 2021

Bid for Kids auction offers golf outings, weekend getaways, 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, May 24 at 8:00am at... READ MORE

Blue Star Museum graphic logo
News Release
May 13, 2021

[ACTON, MA] – Discovery Museum has joined museums nationwide in participating in Blue Star Museums this summer, a program that provides free admission to our nation’s active duty military personnel and their families. The program will run from Armed Forces Day, May 15, 2021, through Labor Day,... READ MORE

Grace Lin outdoor photo
News Release
May 4, 2021

What: “Putting Books to Work”

Who: Grace Lin, New York Times best-selling author and illustrator

When: Tuesday, June 1, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Where: Online via Zoom Webinar

Cost:... READ MORE

Head and shoulders portrait of Jessica Lahey, a white woman with shoulder length hair and glasses against a dark background
News Release
April 1, 2021

What: “The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence”
Who: Jessica Lahey, New York Times best-selling author
When: Wednesday, April 28, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Where: Online via... READ MORE

students explore and observe the force of gravity using a tool that is immediately available to them--their shoes!
CEO Update
March 16, 2021

Dear Friend of the Museum,

One year. This is not an anniversary I plan to celebrate. From a professional point of view, the last year of responding to COVID-19 has been the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. But as I look back—and think about what might have been—I am very pleased not... READ MORE

News Release
March 3, 2021

Acton, MA - Discovery Museum announced today the launch of its Feel the Force laboratory toolkit, the first offering in a new product series for K-5 remote learning called Field Trip on Tour. Field Trip on Tour is the Museum’s third unique distance learning offering launched since the COVID... READ MORE

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