Play matters blog

rendering of new building interior space
Neil Gordon
March 8, 2017

Your Discovery Museums are about to change a lot…and, not at all.

On March 1, we announced Ready, Set, Build!—the culmination of a campaign through which your museums will become a...

three young adults stand together
Denise LeBlanc
February 16, 2017

Can your child name a living scientist? Can you?

three children play among hay bales and fallen leaves
Marie Beam
February 2, 2017

I recently received an email that moved me. It said in part:  “I can't save everyone, but I can at least help shore up the walls around the things that really matter to me, and I've decided that I...

three children are in the woods holding sticks and grasses
Rachel Danford
November 16, 2016

One of the main goals we had for Discovery Woods and our accessible Treehouse was to tempt families to get outside, and then encourage them to also explore the 183 acres of the Great Hill...

the active accessibility icon
Neil Gordon
September 25, 2016

The Discovery Museums are a rich, joyful, and developmentally supportive experience for the kids who visit. But what about the kids who don’t visit?

We know that every kid can benefit from...

side view of treehouse under construction
Neil Gordon
June 14, 2016

Despite having big windows in my office, from my vantage point I am unable to see all the work happening in our soon-to-open nature playscape and treehouse, Discovery Woods. So, a couple times of...