Take Aparts

Are you curious about what’s inside telephones, computers, radios and more? Grab a screwdriver and discover resistors, capacitors, and circuit boards as you uncover the inner workings of everyday electronics.

Sponsored by Analog Devices, Inc.

Squishy Circuits

Squish and sculpt as you explore some simple circuitry. We’ll discover the conductive properties of a childhood favorite, as we sink our hands into playdough to make LEDs light up, buzzers buzz, and motors whir.

Discovery Museum Receives $5,000 Grant from Youth in Philanthropy at Foundation for MetroWest in Support of Free Events for Families with Special Needs

Acton, MA – Discovery Museum has announced a $5,000 grant from the Foundation of MetroWest’s Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program to support the Museum’s Especially for Me program. Especially for Me provides free events for families with children with an autism spectrum disorder, who are deaf or hard of hearing, or are blind or visually impaired.

Tinytropolis

Come visit the mini city with a big future! Join us as we design, build, and explore a mini city constructed completely out of cardboard and creativity. This changing and evolving temporary space will be put together by staff and visitors over the course of 6 days.

Doggy Days: Portraits of Abby

Abby is an inspiration, and this month she’ll be inspiring us to create a work of art! Come visit with Therapy Dog Abby and let her be your muse. Create your own portrait of Abby to take home.

Abby is a certified Therapy Dog from the Pets & People Foundation, which means she’s happy to meet both enthusiastic dog-lovers and anyone who’s curious but might be shy.

Take Aparts

Are you curious about what’s inside telephones, computers, radios and more? Grab a screwdriver and discover resistors, capacitors, and circuit boards as you uncover the inner workings of everyday electronics.

Sponsored by Analog Devices, Inc.

The Power of Agency

The times we live in are exceptional — this is great, and at the same time, not so great. Things move so fast that we all struggle to keep up. Too much is stimulating our minds all day and increased demands make it hard to adapt and prosper. When we lose our ability to adapt we stop learning and growing — and can’t succeed at our goals — and that’s when we lose our agency.

"Won't You Be My Neighbor?" Special Movie Screening of the Fred Rogers Documentary

In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues, in a simple, direct fashion. In “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville looks back on the legacy of Fred Rogers, focusing on his radically kind ideas. While the nation changed around him, Fred Rogers stood firm in his beliefs about the importance of protecting childhood.

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