a young boy hands an envelope to an older man
News Release
August 14, 2017

ACTON, MA – George O'Rourke of Acton, age 6, stopped by The Discovery Museums recently to donate to the museum’s Ready, Set, Build! campaign for completion of the new Discovery Museum, opening December 2017.

A man, woman, and teenage girl stand in front of the teen's artwork
Media Coverage
August 7, 2017

from The Beacon

The Acton Discovery Museum recently held a week-long exhibition from July 24 to 29, featuring the artwork of the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School student Anindita Lal. This exhibition was the first of its kind held by the museum, which showcased an Indian... READ MORE

a view of a treehouse with a logo for The Treehouse Guys tv show in the lower left corner
August 2, 2017

An episode of DIY Network's The Treehouse Guys was filmed during the construction of the Discovery Treehouse in 2016. The episode originally aired in July 2017; click ... READ MORE

a young family stands with CEO Neil Gordon
CEO Update
July 27, 2017

Dear Friend of the Museums,

Many things that Fred Rogers said are worth considering, such as: "Strengthen a parent and you strengthen the child," and "Childbirth does not produce a fully-formed parent."

graphic image of a treehouse with the words "Treehouse Takeover"
News Release
June 29, 2017

The Discovery Museums will host “Treehouse Takeover” in the Discovery Treehouse and Discovery Woods on Saturday, July 22 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Guests will enjoy food and drinks in the 550-square foot treehouse, try out the nest swing and other outdoor exhibits, and explore Discovery Woods---... READ MORE

graphic logo that spells out "Game ON!"
News Release
June 9, 2017

ACTON, MA – The Discovery Museums announced its summer schedule of programs, closings, and free admission evenings throughout the summer:

The Science Discovery Museum building will close to the public on Saturday, June 17; the last day to experience this museum prior to... READ MORE

group of people, posed holding shovels tied with ribbons
CEO Update
June 8, 2017

Dear Friend of the Museums,

On Thursday evening May 18, 150 friends and staff of the museum, donors, advisors, board members, and elected officials gathered to celebrate an important moment in our history: the formal groundbreaking for the new Discovery Museum. It felt very rewarding to... READ MORE

students analyzing plant leaves
Media Coverage
May 24, 2017

from The Marblehead Reporter
By Chris Stevens

Bell School’s youngest students dug up some of the world’s oldest fossils when they got the chance to play paleontologists for a day.

Susan Dalton from Discovery Museum Acton taught students the difference between a trace... READ MORE

Bid for Kids auction logo
May 1, 2017

Bid for Kids auction at offers Red Sox tickets, summer camp and more in support of the Museums' accessibility programs.

visitors look around in a treehouse
Media Coverage
April 15, 2017

from New England Museums Now: Spring 2017
By Shana Dumont Garr, Curator, Fruitlands Museum

A vaulted, wooden structure seems to hover above a clearing in the woods on the grounds of the Discovery Museums in Acton, Massachusetts. This open-air, ramped building is the... READ MORE