CEO Neil Gordon
CEO Update
July 28, 2016

I am still riding an emotional high. On July 16 and 17 we celebrated the Grand Opening of Discovery Woods, our inclusive and fully-accessible nature playscape and was simply a joy to open Discovery Woods, and to see so many kids having such a blast outdoors playing in this unique... READ MORE

Media Coverage
July 21, 2016

from The Lowell Sun and Portland Press Herald
By Melissa Hanson

ACTON -- Inside a massive treehouse, on the nest swing, or zooming down the big slide, playing becomes learning at the Discovery Museums' newest exhibit, where nature takes center stage. This outdoor... READ MORE

Media Coverage
July 17, 2016

cover story from The Beacon; also MetroWest Daily News and Wicked Local regional Arts supplement
By Bill Fonda

As her 2-year-old son Noah played in the cargo net climb at Discovery Woods in Acton July 16, Qi Wang of Lexington said the little boy's behavior... READ MORE

Media Coverage
July 14, 2016

The opening of Discovery Woods was featured on WFXT FOX25's Around Town morning news segment on July 14 and 16, 2016. Watch the clip here, beginning around the 37... READ MORE

Media Coverage
July 5, 2016

from The Beacon

The Discovery Museums received a $25,000 grant from the Yawkey Foundation, the sixth significant grant the foundation has provided in support of the Museums’ Open Door Connections program.

Media Coverage
July 1, 2016

from Boston Metro
By Rachel Raczka

To do it, they built a seriously amazing treehouse. While most museums aim to challenge and inspire creative thinking in young minds with their childrens' programs, the Discovery Museums in Acton just wants kids to put down the screens and... READ MORE

7 adults sit on or stand around a giant dinosaur statue, raising their hands in celebration
Media Coverage
June 25, 2016

from The Beacon
By Molly Loughman

Known for its interactive discovery, hands-on experience and scientific investigations, Discovery Museums is building on its mission of nature-based learning with the implementation of two new Adventure Paths that will lead to additional... READ MORE

Media Coverage
June 22, 2016

The Discovery Museums in Acton next month will open Discovery Woods, an accessible outdoor play space featuring a massive treehouse built by DIY Network’s “The Treehouse Guys.” An opening celebration will be held July 16 and July 17 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day, with music, food trucks, and... READ MORE

Media Coverage
June 20, 2016

The Discovery Museums in Acton received a $300,000 Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund capital grant supporting Phase II of the Museums’ Campus Master Plan, funded by the Campaign for The Discovery Museums. This contribution, which will be fully matched by The Manton Foundation, will... READ MORE

Media Coverage
June 17, 2016

Wouldn’t it be nice to escape the world’s troubles for a little bit and hunker down in an enormous treehouse? Now you can, thanks to Acton’s Discovery Museums. They’ll launch Discovery Woods