Play matters blog

a woman and child sit reading a book together in a corner near a low bookshelf
Alli Leake
May 4, 2016

Hello! I’m new here, so I’d like to introduce myself. I’m Alli, the new Director of Early Childhood Education here at The Discovery Museums. This past Fall the Museums were very sad to say goodbye...

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a little girl holds her chin in her hand and looks upward, in a wondering way
Larisa Heiphetz
January 18, 2016

A team from the Boston College Morality Lab began collecting data at The Discovery Museums in June 2015. Larisa Heiphetz and her research team have been set up on the second floor of the...

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five 5th graders gather around a table, while one pulls the string attached to a toy with wheels
Jill Foster
November 4, 2015

Empty oatmeal boxes, paper cups, string, wire hangers.  Berry baskets, spatulas, and funnels. Bananas, rubber bands, flowers. Toys. Hidden within each of these common objects is a world of science...

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a girl and her made-at-home suspended table, called a harmonograph
Denise LeBlanc
September 8, 2015

"Why?”  “Why?”  “But, why?” 

Neil Gordon
July 27, 2015

Twenty-five years ago today, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed by President George H. W. Bush to insure the civil rights of people withdisabilities. The ADA has expanded...

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several children's dress-up capes hang on a rack on a wall painted with blue sky and puffy clouds
Lucas Skorczeski
July 20, 2015

Here at The Discovery Museums we like to point out the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in all things. From what you ate for breakfast, to the clothes you’re wearing, to how you got...

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