Media Coverage
April 28, 2016

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

5th graders at the Crisafulli Elementary School in Westford, MA explore the properties of force and motion in a Traveling Science Workshop by The Discovery Museums
News Release
April 26, 2016

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

News Release
April 21, 2016

ACTON, MA - The Discovery Museums will kick off their 7th annual Bid for Kids online auction fundraiser on Monday, May 2 at 8:30am at  The auction will close on Wednesday,... READ MORE

CEO Neil Gordon
CEO Update
April 20, 2016

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

Media Coverage
April 19, 2016

The Beacon

By Molly Loughman

According to CEO Neil Gordon, this year has been the most successful year of fundraising in the Discovery Museums’ 34-year history -- and... READ MORE

Rendering of future Science Discovery Museum expansion
News Release
April 13, 2016

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

News Release
February 23, 2016

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

News Release
January 26, 2016

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

CEO Neil Gordon
CEO Update
January 21, 2016

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:

Media Coverage
November 2, 2015

from The Lowell Sun

By Melissa Hanson,

ACTON -- The Discovery Museums have been working on a mission: to provide all children a way immerse themselves in science, technology, engineering and... READ MORE