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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

Mother and son build a tower of wooden KEVA planks
News Release
April 9, 2015

Acton, MA – The Discovery Museums are welcoming back the popular traveling exhibit, Design! Build! KEVA!, scheduled to open on April 29. The exhibit—a combination art gallery and construction lab—consists of 15,000 KEVA wooden planks and will be open during public hours from April 29... READ MORE

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

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