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

Media Coverage
May 26, 2019

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

Tony DiBona
News Release
May 24, 2019

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

Blue Star Museums logo
News Release
May 23, 2019

[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

Denise LeBlanc at an airflow exhibit in the museum
Media Coverage
May 10, 2019

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