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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

News Release
February 3, 2021

What: “Grandparenting a Child with Autism: Roles, Responsibilities, and Supports"
Who: Charlie Washburn, retired Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, of VSA Massachusetts and  grandfather of two boys on the autism spectrum, and Donna Danielewski, Senior Director of the Carl and Ruth... READ MORE

News Release
December 18, 2020

ACTON, MA – The Discovery Museum Speaker Series kicks off its 9th year with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita of Spelman College who is widely known for her expertise on race relations and as a thought leader in higher education. “Talking to Kids about Race and Racism: A... READ MORE

News Release
November 18, 2020

Acton, MA – Discovery Museum is pleased to welcome Umair Zia and Vibha Oza to its Board of Directors.

4 children hang and play on a giant, 12.5 foot tall lever with a basket swing on one end
News Release
October 27, 2020

Acton, MA - Discovery Museum announced today three new outdoor exhibits inspired by the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci, along with “Discover da Vinci... READ MORE

News Release
October 13, 2020

Acton, MA - Discovery Museum announced today the launch of Virtual Traveling Science Workshops (VTSW) and other teaching resources for schools, and Parent-Assisted STEAM Experiences (PASE), a set of in-museum and at-home learning resources and supports for families. Developed to address the... READ MORE

a young girl wearing a face mask drops stones into buckets suspended on a pulley
CEO Update
September 22, 2020

Dear Friend of the Museum,

It would be a huge understatement to say this is a September unlike any other.

side view of a green 2-story house
News Release
September 10, 2020

ACTON, MA – Discovery Museum announced today that a house on the Museum campus is available for free to any interested party able to relocate it from its current site for reuse or salvage. The house street address is 183 Main Street, Acton, MA, 01720. The property the house sits on is... READ MORE

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