MathWorks Partners with The Discovery Museums to Bring Hands-On STEM Workshops into School Classrooms

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 (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) concepts into pre K-8 classrooms throughout New England. This is the sixth consecutive year that MathWorks has underwritten the program.

Virtual Event: Music and Movement with Miss Bernadette

Explore sound through singing and playing from the comfort of your own home! Move, make music, listen, learn, and get a multi-sensory workout! Music improves your child’s memory, cognitive development, learning skills, and ability to express emotion. Plus, it’s fun!

This program will take place on Zoom. Prior to the program, we recommend downloading the free Zoom app at After completing your registration, you will receive an email with information on how to join.

Welcome Back, Friends

  • Posted on: 10 July 2020
  • By: bmuniappan

We are ready and eager to welcome you back to the Discovery Museum! Although the way we play now is a little different than it was before, our objective remains the same: to spark curiosity, inspire learning through playful exploration, and foster social connections and empathy. We also want to offer families a bit of hope and help children regain the sense of normalcy that has been missing in these uncertain times. 

Discovery Museum Launches STEM Distance Learning Resources for Teachers

ACTON, MA—Discovery Museum announced today the launch of STEM-based teaching resources for PreK through grade 8 teachers and their students, available online and at no cost, to support schools’ distance learning efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. The resources empower students to explore the scientific principles behind the Museum’s exhibits and
in-class science workshops using simple, everyday materials found at home

Discovery Museum will be closed through May 4: Information and Resources for Families

Update: Thursday, March 26, 2020

Discovery Museum will be closed through May 4, due to business restrictions in MA to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Along with museum visitation, all birthday parties, Field Trips, Especially for Me events and rentals during this time are all cancelled. We hope to reschedule many of them for later this year.

Tinkering with Toys: Made to Move

Join us as we explore linkages – the mechanisms inside many toys that produce basic movements. We’ll be using cardboard, brads, and other simple materials to create pieces that can wave, jump, or dance back-and-forth.

Tinkering With Toys programs are inspired by the Discovery Museum’s new exhibit Toys: The Inside Story open January 18 – May 10, 2020.