Newsroom

a young family stands with CEO Neil Gordon
CEO Update
July 27, 2017

Dear Friend of the Museums,

Many things that Fred Rogers said are worth considering, such as: "Strengthen a parent and you strengthen the child," and "Childbirth does not produce a fully-formed parent."

graphic image of a treehouse with the words "Treehouse Takeover"
News Release
June 29, 2017

The Discovery Museums will host “Treehouse Takeover” in the Discovery Treehouse and Discovery Woods on Saturday, July 22 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Guests will enjoy food and drinks in the 550-square foot treehouse, try out the nest swing and other outdoor exhibits, and explore Discovery Woods---... READ MORE

graphic logo that spells out "Game ON!"
News Release
June 9, 2017

ACTON, MA – The Discovery Museums announced its summer schedule of programs, closings, and free admission evenings throughout the summer:

The Science Discovery Museum building will close to the public on Saturday, June 17; the last day to experience this museum prior to... READ MORE

group of people, posed holding shovels tied with ribbons
CEO Update
June 8, 2017

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

students analyzing plant leaves
Media Coverage
May 24, 2017

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 logo
Announcement
May 1, 2017

Bid for Kids auction at www.biddingforgood.com/discoverymuseums offers Red Sox tickets, summer camp and more in support of the Museums' accessibility programs.

visitors look around in a treehouse
Media Coverage
April 15, 2017

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

two boys in a classroom explore the properties of force and motion using balls and ramps
News Release
April 6, 2017

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.

artists rendering of interior of new museum
Media Coverage
March 7, 2017

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.

Media Coverage
March 2, 2017

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