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The Discovery Museums announced today the launch of Ready, Set, Build!, the final phase of the $8.4M capital campaign to expand the museums’ facilities and transform the campus. This broad-scale public effort will complete the Campaign for The Discovery Museums, fulfill the $1M dollar-for-... READ MORE
The Museums were honored with citations from both the House and Senate, and a Commonwealth Award for “… breaking down barriers and accommodating all visitors, including those on the autism spectrum, or who are deaf or blind, through its new Discovery Woods, a fully-accessible nature playscape... READ MORE
What a fantastic job I have! Where else can a very successful year include being able to say things such as:
"We got kids bouncing and climbing on a cargo net!"
"A 51-year old was in a treehouse for the first time in his life!" ... READ MORE
from The Beacon
By Molly Loughman
The Discovery Museums in Acton is being honored for "breaking down barriers and accommodating all visitors, including those on the autism spectrum, or who are deaf or blind, through its new Discovery Woods, a fully-accessible nature... READ MORE
Awards celebrate exceptional achievements in the arts, humanities, & sciences; the Museums are the only winner in the Access category.
In an episode entitled, "What's New," the segment featured a tour of Discovery Woods and interview with CEO Neil Gordon. View it here http://bit.ly/2gKXtLH
The cornerstone of the Military Appreciation program is free museum admission for active duty military personnel and up to three family members, September through May; during the summer months, up to five additional family members are admitted for free. Military family visits to the museums... READ MORE
Dropbox CEO and co-founder Drew Houston will join Neil Gordon, CEO of The Discovery Museums, in a fireside chat to discuss Houston’s journey from exploring his dad’s office as a kid in Acton to bringing his ideas to Silicon Valley, where he created one of the fastest growing tech companies. He’... READ MORE
from The Boston Globe
By Cindy Cantrell | Globe Correspondent
Founded in 1982, the nonprofit Discovery Museums in Acton is undergoing a transformation through an $8.4 million capital campaign. The planned improvements, which are estimated for completion next year, include... READ MORE
The discussion “What Exactly Is Play, and Why Is It Such a Powerful Vehicle for Learning?” to be held at Belmont Day School.