Our philosophy starts with the simple belief that kids are capable of incredible things. Our job is to nurture that ability; our goal is to support kids' healthy development. Play is how kids learn--here, it is in both a STEM-rich environment and inviting outdoor experience.
What: “Grandparenting a Child with Autism: Roles, Responsibilities, and Supports"
Who: Charlie Washburn, retired Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, of VSA Massachusetts and grandfather of two boys on the autism spectrum, and Donna Danielewski, Senior Director of the Carl and Ruth... READ MORE
ACTON, MA – The Discovery Museum Speaker Series kicks off its 9th year with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita of Spelman College who is widely known for her expertise on race relations and as a thought leader in higher education. “Talking to Kids about Race and Racism: A... READ MORE
Acton, MA - Discovery Museum announced today the launch of Virtual Traveling Science Workshops (VTSW) and other teaching resources for schools, and Parent-Assisted STEAM Experiences (PASE), a set of in-museum and at-home learning resources and supports for families. Developed to address the... READ MORE
ACTON, MA – Discovery Museum announced today that a house on the Museum campus is available for free to any interested party able to relocate it from its current site for reuse or salvage. The house street address is 183 Main Street, Acton, MA, 01720. The property the house sits on is... READ MORE
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