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CEO Update
October 29, 2015

This past Saturday night, October 24, was a significant night for the museum and a milestone in our 33-year partnership with the community. More than 150 of our supporters, current and former Board members, neighbors, elected officials and staff gathered at the museum for the celebratory... READ MORE

Rendering of future Discovery Woods site
News Release
October 27, 2015

ACTON, MA – On October 24th, The Discovery Museums broke ground on a $1.5M project to develop a fully-inclusive nature playscape for children and families called Discovery Woods, and announced the leadership phase of a campaign to unify and expand its building facilities.  Discovery Woods is... READ MORE

Media Coverage
October 26, 2015

from The Boston Globe

By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts GLOBE CORRESPONDENT  

The Discovery Museums in Acton broke ground Saturday on a $1.5 million outdoor playscape and kicked off a... READ MORE

Media Coverage
October 25, 2015

from The Beacon

By Bill Fonda
bfonda@wickedlocal.com

Right now, it's a large patch of dirt set off from the rest of the Discovery Museums property by a chain-link fence.

But an architectural rendering on the fence... READ MORE

CEO Update
October 7, 2015

It's hard to miss the headlines regarding the importance of STEM education these days. But at the same time that the public drumbeat for more STEM in schools has gotten louder, forces have conspired to decrease the amount of in-school STEM instruction being delivered to our best learners: young... READ MORE

News Release
October 5, 2015

Acton, MA — The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded $142,971.00 to The Discovery Museums to support the development of an interactive math exhibit and programs designed to strengthen parent and caregiver skills in facilitating math-related play and... READ MORE

CEO Update
July 20, 2015

Every parent wants their child to grow up to be happy and, in whatever way it is measured, successful. So naturally, we parents want to know: what are the important things in childhood that can lead to success? Typically, the messages coming from educational leaders and institutions are focused... READ MORE

Three people stand in front of a wall printed with Cummings Foundation logos
Media Coverage
June 17, 2015

from The Beacon

The Discovery Museums have been selected as one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s "$100K for 100" program. The Acton-based organization was chosen from more than 350 applicants during a... READ MORE

CEO Neil Gordon and Discovery Museums Chief Development Officer Marie Beam at the Cummings Foundation 100Kfor100 grantee reception
News Release
June 11, 2015

ACTON, MA, June 11, 2015 – The Discovery Museums have been selected as one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. The Acton-based organization was chosen from more than 350 applicants during a very... READ MORE

Media Coverage
April 13, 2015

from MetroWest Daily News

By Chris Bergeron/Daily News Staff 

ACTON - On a nippy afternoon, twins Ava and Sophia Potts went “camping’’ at the Discovery Museums, toasting make-believe marshmallows and using little puppets to cast shadows of owls, raccoons and skunks... READ MORE

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