Our philosophy starts with the simple belief that kids are capable of incredible things. Our job is to nurture that ability; our goal is to support kids' healthy development. Play is how kids learn--here, it is in both a STEM-rich environment and inviting outdoor experience.
Dear Friend of the Museum,
It’s OK for children’s museum staff to love a good party. Especially when the party is all about supporting the programs that make the museum accessible to more families. Recently, we had a great party. At this year’s Discovery Gala,... READ MORE
ACTON, MA – Discovery Museum and Raytheon are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the museum’s Military Appreciation Program, which provides free museum admission for active duty military members and their families, and free school Field Trips to fourth and fifth grade classes from Hanscom... READ MORE
Acton, MA – Discovery Museum is pleased to welcome to its Board of Directors J. Kevin Nugent, Ph.D.
Dr. Nugent is Founder and Director of the Brazelton Institute in the Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is also Professor Emeritus at the University of... READ MORE
Free admission and extended Friday hours begin October 4th
ACTON, MA – Discovery Museum announced the return of their First Friday Nights Free! program for 2019-2020, kicking off on Friday, October 4th.
From October through June, the Museum will be open 4:... READ MORE
ACTON, MA – Discovery Museum will host its annual fundraising event, Discovery Gala 2019: Play It Forward, on October 5, 2019 at the Discovery Museum. Supporters are invited to “wear your jeans and bring your curiosity” for a grown-ups only evening of creative cocktails, playful cuisine... READ MORE
from Wicked Local Belmont
By Joanna Tzouvelis
Chenery Middle School fifth graders recently participated in hands-on workshops to learn about the physical changes of matter. Leading the workshops was Jody Harris, an instructor from the Discovery Museum which organizes about... READ MORE
Acton, MA – Discovery Museum is pleased to welcome Anthony (Tony) DiBona to its Board of Directors.
Tony recently retired from his position at PTC as EVP, Focused Solutions Group. Since joining PTC in 1998, he held various positions including Vice President, Global Business Partner Group... READ MORE
[ACTON, MA] – Discovery Museum has joined museums nationwide in participating in the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, a program which provides free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2019 program kicked off earlier than in past years,... READ MORE
from The Beacon
by Matt Mallio
For 30 years, Denise LeBlanc, the director of Learning Experiences for Acton’s Discovery Museum, has helped kids and adults experience the all-important “ah-hah” moment where hands-on experimentation and activity help them better understand... READ MORE