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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."
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
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
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