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ACTON, MA—Discovery Museum announced today the launch of STEM-based teaching resources for PreK through grade 8 teachers and their students, available online and at no cost, to support schools’ distance learning efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. The resources empower students to explore the... READ MORE
ACTON, MA—Discovery Museum announced today the launch of Discovery at Home, an online resource guide of staff-created hands-on learning activities and curated resources from other museums and content creators worldwide, to support families during the pandemic.
Update: Thursday, March 26, 2020
Discovery Museum will be closed through May 4, due to business restrictions in MA to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Along with museum visitation, all birthday parties, Field Trips, Especially for Me events and rentals during this time are all cancelled.... READ MORE
Popular series, now in its 10th year, offers free access for families of children with an autism spectrum disorder, are deaf or hard of hearing, or have a visual impairment.
ACTON - The Discovery Museum has announced 2020 dates of their Especially for Me series of free... READ MORE
New exhibition will run January 18 through May 10, 2020
If your parents never let you break open your Etch A Sketch® to find out how it works, or if you’ve been wondering how to stop your toddler’s push toy from making such an infernal racket, you’ll love TOYS: The Inside... READ MORE
ACTON, MA – National Grid Foundation has awarded $15,000 to Discovery Museum to provide in-school Traveling Science Workshops and museum field trips to elementary and middle school students in Lowell and Lawrence for the 2019-2020 school year. Up to 1,000 students will be served through the... READ MORE
Dear Friend of the Museum,
It’s OK for children’s museum staff to love a good party. Especially when the party is all about supporting the programs that make the museum accessible to more families. Recently, we had a great party. At this year’s Discovery Gala,... READ MORE
ACTON, MA – Discovery Museum and Raytheon are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the museum’s Military Appreciation Program, which provides free museum admission for active duty military members and their families, and free school Field Trips to fourth and fifth grade classes from Hanscom... READ MORE