CEO Update
April 8, 2015

Homework. It seems this word can generate a lot of passionate discussion. When we posted an article about a school in New York City foregoing homework in lieu of... READ MORE

News Release
January 28, 2015

ACTON - The Discovery Museums have announced their 2015 Especially for Me schedule of free events for families with children with an autism spectrum disorder and/or with hearing or vision loss. The schedule includes 25 free events, with free evenings for families of children with a... READ MORE

CEO Update
January 21, 2015

Imagine 1.8 million fingerprints. If each of our visitors last year had touched the same exhibit and we never cleaned it (trust me, we do, every day!), there would be more than 1.8 million fingerprints on Newton's Cradle or the Probability Wall or the Train Room or Bessie's Diner. And that would... READ MORE

Media Coverage
December 8, 2014

from The Beacon

The Discovery Museums announced Monday that the organization received a $25,000 grant from the Yawkey Foundation.

This is the fifth grant the foundation has provided in support of the museums’ Open Door Connections program, to underwrite... READ MORE

Media Coverage
November 23, 2014

from The Boston Globe

By Victoria Bedford Globe Correspondent 

Evan Lavallee is at a crucial time in his life. At 2 years old, he’s learning to communicate, form memories, and explore his world as his brain develops at hyperspeed.

CEO Update
October 8, 2014

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." 

These words by Albert Einstein appear on the wall of the Science Discovery Museum.  What is not there is the full explanation Einstein gave: "For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire... READ MORE

Media Coverage
September 12, 2014

from Boston Business Journal

By Mary K. Pratt, Special to the Journal

When Neil Gordon became CEO of The Discovery Museums five years ago, he saw opportunities to improve and expand the institution’s programs. He specifically wanted to scale the Traveling... READ MORE

CEO Update
July 18, 2014

At The Discovery Museums, we believe in investing in kids---early. We'd like for every child to have early exposure to learning that is both fun and makes an impact, particularly in science, from a young age, when their minds are open to the wonders of the world around them and their place in it... READ MORE

CEO Update
April 18, 2014

Dear Friend of the Museums,   

I often get the chance to take visitors on a tour of The Discovery Museums, and each time it is a chance to re-discover for myself the excellence in our work and the dedication of our staff.  Recently, I had the opportunity to take Governor Deval Patrick,... READ MORE

CEO Update
January 9, 2014

Dear Friend of the Museums,

Why is there a doorway in the woods at The Discovery Museums?

Surprising things, little discoveries, can be the sparks that ignite curiosity, imagination, and exploration.  Here is the story one mom told us about the encounter she and her almost 4-year-... READ MORE