man speaking from behind a lecturn
News Release
January 22, 2020

ACTON, MA – The Discovery Museum Speaker Series begins its eighthyear with a discussion on “The Roots of Empathy in Childhood” by the founder of Roots of Empathy, Mary Gordon. Preregistration is open at for the event being... READ MORE

News Release
January 15, 2020

Popular series, now in its 10th year, offers free access for families of children with an autism spectrum disorder, are deaf or hard of hearing, or have a visual impairment.

ACTON - The Discovery Museum has announced 2020 dates of their Especially for Me series of free... READ MORE

TOYS exhibit logo
News Release
January 7, 2020

New exhibition will run January 18 through May 10, 2020

If your parents never let you break open your Etch A Sketch® to find out how it works, or if you’ve been wondering how to stop your toddler’s push toy from making such an infernal racket, you’ll love TOYS: The Inside... READ MORE

five people hold an oversized replica of a check for $15,000
News Release
December 5, 2019

ACTON, MA – National Grid Foundation has awarded $15,000 to Discovery Museum to provide in-school Traveling Science Workshops and museum field trips to elementary and middle school students in Lowell and Lawrence for the 2019-2020 school year. Up to 1,000 students will be served through the... READ MORE

three 4th graders experiment with circuits
CEO Update
December 4, 2019

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

a big group of students and several adults stand in front of the museum
News Release
November 4, 2019

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

headshot, Dr. J. Kevin Nugent
News Release
October 7, 2019

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

first Friday nights free graphic logo
News Release
September 17, 2019

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

marketing graphic for gala
News Release
September 11, 2019

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

children play on an outdoor slide hill
Media Coverage
August 22, 2019

from Boston Central

The Discovery Museum in Acton just keeps getting better & better.  In addition to the multitude of interactive exhibits inside the Discovery Museum; the outdoor exploration area called Discovery Woods ... READ MORE