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Especially for Me graphic
News Release
February 8, 2018

ACTON - The Discovery Museum has announced 2018 dates of their Especially for Me series of free events for families with children with an autism spectrum disorder and/or with hearing or vision loss. Upcoming events will take place in the new unified and fully-accessible museum building.

Discovery Museum new logo
News Release
January 30, 2018

 

All-New Discovery Museum Set To Open Its Doors

Museum Sets Fundraising Record, Raising $8.8M to Surpass $8.4M Campaign Goal

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CEO Update
January 18, 2018

Each new year begins with optimism about what the future may hold, but for us at the Discovery Museum, 2018 will surely be an especially momentous year. Next month we will culminate eight years of planning, fundraising, development, design and construction by opening the all-new Discovery Museum... READ MORE

exterior view of MathWorks in Natick
Media Coverage
January 4, 2018

from Worcester Business Journal
By Grant Welker

The Discovery Museum in Acton and Natick's MathWorks have renewed their long-running program bringing STEM education to classrooms across the region.... READ MORE

Students watch and gasp as water from a watering can is poured on their science project
News Release
January 3, 2018

ACTON, MA—Discovery Museum today announced a renewed partnership with MathWorks, the Natick, MA-based software developer, to bring its Traveling Science Workshops (TSW) hands-on STEM program to pre-K through grade 8 classrooms throughout New England in the 2017-2018 school year. Now in its 25th... READ MORE

headshot photos of a man and a woman
News Release
October 24, 2017

Acton, MA – The Discovery Museums have welcomed Cheryl Beaudoin and Justin Kliger to the Board of Directors.

Cheryl Beaudoin is a Kindergarten teacher in the Acton-Boxborough Public Schools. She began her teaching career in 2009, after spending 18 years at Digital Equipment Corporate in... READ MORE

a young boy hands an envelope to an older man
News Release
August 14, 2017

ACTON, MA – George O'Rourke of Acton, age 6, stopped by The Discovery Museums recently to donate to the museum’s Ready, Set, Build! campaign for completion of the new Discovery Museum, opening December 2017.

A man, woman, and teenage girl stand in front of the teen's artwork
Media Coverage
August 7, 2017

from The Beacon

The Acton Discovery Museum recently held a week-long exhibition from July 24 to 29, featuring the artwork of the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School student Anindita Lal. This exhibition was the first of its kind held by the museum, which showcased an Indian... READ MORE

a view of a treehouse with a logo for The Treehouse Guys tv show in the lower left corner
Announcement
August 2, 2017

An episode of DIY Network's The Treehouse Guys was filmed during the construction of the Discovery Treehouse in 2016. The episode originally aired in July 2017; click ... READ MORE

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."