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Dear Friend of the Museums,
On Thursday evening May 18, 150 friends and staff of the museum, donors, advisors, board members, and elected officials gathered to celebrate an important moment in our history: the formal groundbreaking for the new Discovery Museum. It felt very rewarding to... READ MORE
from The Marblehead Reporter
By Chris Stevens
Bell School’s youngest students dug up some of the world’s oldest fossils when they got the chance to play paleontologists for a day.
Susan Dalton from Discovery Museum Acton taught students the difference between a trace... READ MORE
Bid for Kids auction at www.biddingforgood.com/discoverymuseums offers Red Sox tickets, summer camp and more in support of the Museums' accessibility programs.
from New England Museums Now: Spring 2017
By Shana Dumont Garr, Curator, Fruitlands Museum
A vaulted, wooden structure seems to hover above a clearing in the woods on the grounds of the Discovery Museums in Acton, Massachusetts. This open-air, ramped building is the... READ MORE
ACTON, MA—The Discovery Museums announced today the seventh year of partnership with MathWorks of Natick, MA to bring the museums’ Traveling Science Workshops (TSW) program to elementary and middle school classrooms throughout the region.
from The Beacon
By Molly Loughman
Earlier this month, the Discovery Museums launched “Ready, Set, Build!” the final phase of its $8.4 million capital campaign to expand the museums’ facilities and reconstruct the campus.
from The Boston Globe
By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts | Globe Correspondent
The Discovery Museums in Acton has launched the final phase of a $8.4 million fund-raising campaign to expand its facilities.
In July 2016, the children’s and science museums completed the first... READ MORE
The Discovery Museums announced today the launch of Ready, Set, Build!, the final phase of the $8.4M capital campaign to expand the museums’ facilities and transform the campus. This broad-scale public effort will complete the Campaign for The Discovery Museums, fulfill the $1M dollar-for-... READ MORE
The Museums were honored with citations from both the House and Senate, and a Commonwealth Award for “… breaking down barriers and accommodating all visitors, including those on the autism spectrum, or who are deaf or blind, through its new Discovery Woods, a fully-accessible nature playscape... READ MORE
What a fantastic job I have! Where else can a very successful year include being able to say things such as:
"We got kids bouncing and climbing on a cargo net!"
"A 51-year old was in a treehouse for the first time in his life!" ... READ MORE