News Release
March 3, 2021

Acton, MA - Discovery Museum announced today the launch of its Feel the Force laboratory toolkit, the first offering in a new product series for K-5 remote learning called Field Trip on Tour. Field Trip on Tour is the Museum’s third unique distance learning offering launched since the COVID... READ MORE

News Release
February 3, 2021

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

News Release
December 18, 2020

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

News Release
November 18, 2020

Acton, MA – Discovery Museum is pleased to welcome Umair Zia and Vibha Oza to its Board of Directors.

4 children hang and play on a giant, 12.5 foot tall lever with a basket swing on one end
News Release
October 27, 2020

Acton, MA - Discovery Museum announced today three new outdoor exhibits inspired by the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci, along with “Discover da Vinci... READ MORE

News Release
October 13, 2020

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

a young girl wearing a face mask drops stones into buckets suspended on a pulley
CEO Update
September 22, 2020

Dear Friend of the Museum,

It would be a huge understatement to say this is a September unlike any other.

side view of a green 2-story house
News Release
September 10, 2020

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

Media Coverage
July 23, 2020

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

July 9, 2020

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