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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

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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

News Release
August 17, 2021

Acton, MA – Discovery Museum is pleased to welcome Ruth Agbaji and Lisa Giglio to its Board of Directors.

Ruth Agbaji is Founder and CEO of Code Wiz, an emerging franchise system in the education space. Code Wiz is an after-school program that helps kids of all abilities unlock their... READ MORE

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

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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

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