Our philosophy starts with the simple belief that kids are capable of incredible things. Our job is to nurture that ability; our goal is to support kids' healthy development. Play is how kids learn--here, it is in both a STEM-rich environment and inviting outdoor experience.
For the last six years, mathematical computing software company MathWorks has supported the Discovery Museums’ mission of introducing scientific concepts in thousands of classrooms throughout New England through its Traveling Science Workshops (TSW). The Natick-based company announced April 26... READ MORE
ACTON, MA—The Discovery Museums announced today a renewed partnership with MathWorks of Natick, MA to bring the museums’ Traveling Science Workshops (TSW) program to elementary and middle schools. Now in its 24th year, TSW is a state curriculum-based program that brings hands-on science and STEM... READ MORE
Loving relationships give young children a sense of comfort, safety, confidence, and encouragement. So, what is the big news with that? The big news is that the leading thinkers in education policy have determined, through significant research, that healthy social-emotional development in... READ MORE
ACTON, MA – The Discovery Museums announced today that it has completed a $3M dollar-for-dollar Leadership Challenge and secured an additional $1M dollar-for-dollar Community Challenge, both from The Manton Foundation, leaving the museum $1M from an $8.4M goal to fund its Campus Master Plan. ... READ MORE
Acton, MA – The Discovery Museums have welcomed two new members to their board of directors: Harry Hollenberg of Acton and Anthony V. Rao, Ph.D. of Chestnut Hill.
“We are thrilled to welcome Harry and Tony to our board,” said Bill Ryan, Board Chair. “Together they bring the educational,... READ MORE
Acton, MA — The Foundation for MetroWest awarded $5,000 to The Discovery Museums in support of the development and pilot of Discovery Science: Out of School, a STEM enrichment program targeted to K-8 youth and delivered outside of the classroom. The Museums will pilot... READ MORE
As we begin this new year, I'd like to take this opportunity reflect on 2015 and share with you some important benchmarks for strengthening our ability to support kids and families. 2015 was a year in which we focused on four main goals: