Summer Friday Nights Free!

Join us with free admission and explore the museum and Discovery Woods at night every Friday throughout the summer!  Sweet treats will be available from the VeeBop's Ice Cream truck. We will gratefully accept food donations for Open Table of Concord and Maynard and the Acton Food Pantry.

Sponsored by MathWorks and Middlesex Savings Bank.

Summer Friday Nights Free!

Join us with free admission and explore the museum and Discovery Woods at night every Friday throughout the summer! Sweet treats will be available from the VeeBop's Ice Cream truck. We will gratefully accept food donations for Open Table of Concord and Maynard and the Acton Food Pantry.

Sponsored by MathWorks and Middlesex Savings Bank.

Summer Friday Nights Free!

Join us with free admission and explore the museum and Discovery Woods at night every Friday throughout the summer!  Sweet treats will be available from the VeeBop's Ice Cream truck. We will gratefully accept food donations for Open Table of Concord and Maynard and the Acton Food Pantry.

Sponsored by MathWorks and Middlesex Savings Bank.

Do We Have To Leave? When 6th Grade STEAM Students Come To Play and Learn

  • Posted on: 13 May 2019
  • By: ckiley

As I make my way around the museum floor, I see eight students huddled around our three Sand Spinners, focused on the patterns they are creating together. I mentally note that they have been there for a while—a good sign of student engagement. I head outside and notice four students cooperating to keep the gravel wheel operating continuously. This is a new endeavor I haven’t seen undertaken before, and I have fun watching them work towards their self-imposed goal.

Discovery Museum Online Auction Fundraiser Now Live!

Bid for Kids auction offers Patriots and Red Sox tickets, golf outings, weekend getaways, and more in support of access programs at the Museum

ACTON, MA - Discovery Museum kicked off its 9th annual Bid for Kids online auction fundraiser on Monday, May 6 at 8:30am at https://www.biddingforgood.com/discoveryacton (mobile site https://bforg.com/discoveryacton).  The auction will close on Wednesday, May 15 at 10:00pm. 

Dirtopia!

The giant pile of dirt is back!  Scoop, sculpt, squish!  Dig, climb, burrow!  Mud pies, mud paintings, mud this, and mud that.  Bring your boots and prepare to get messy. Join us as we discover the infinite potential of dirt! 

This program will happen light rain or shine. Heavy rain or other inclement weather may result in program cancellation.

Summer Friday Nights Free!

Join us with free admission and explore the museum and Discovery Woods at night every Friday throughout the summer!  Sweet treats will be available from the VeeBop's Ice Cream truck. We will gratefully accept food donations for Open Table of Concord and Maynard and the Acton Food Pantry.

Sponsored by MathWorks and Middlesex Savings Bank.

Ready, Set, Balance!

Let’s play around with the science concept of balance! Explore several different stations where you can test what makes objects stay put or topple over, and feel balance in your body as you try out movement challenges.

Discovery Museum Celebrates a Record-breaking First Year in New Building, Serving Nearly 253,000 in 12 Months

Acton, MA – On March 1, 2018, the 36-year-old-yet-all-new Discovery Museum opened its doors to a waiting public, after completion of an $8.8M capital expansion and renovation that created a new, accessible, 16,000sf facility. A year later, on Saturday, March 2, more than 250 guests gathered at the Museum’s annual “Evening of Thanks” event to celebrate a very successful year, the culmination of a five-year capital campaign and nine months of construction on campus.

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