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from The Boston Globe
by Nancy Shoet West
Heather Allen wasn’t surprised to see hand sanitizer and one-way foot traffic directions when she visited the newly reopened Discovery Museum in Acton with her two preschoolers.
What was a little bit unexpected, though, was... READ MORE
Dear Friend of the Museum,
In thinking about the challenges families are facing, I recognize that their needs are changing as we move through the various phases of the pandemic shutdown: kids at home prior to the start of distance learning; then, distance learning requirements, overseen... READ MORE
Discovery Museum will reopen to the public on July 28th, with free admission for all visitors through August 23. Visitation will begin with Member Only weeks from July 14 through July 26.
Photos for media use, (c) Jessica Cronin Photography ... READ MORE
Help us reopen our doors as wide as ever!
Discovery Museum's annual Bid for Kids online auction opened Monday, June 1st. All proceeds will help fund the resources and programs that make Discovery Museum welcoming and accessible to all--whether they be online while the... READ MORE
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