Our philosophy starts with the simple belief that kids are capable of incredible things. Our job is to nurture that ability; our goal is to support kids' healthy development. Play is how kids learn--here, it is in both a STEM-rich environment and inviting outdoor experience.
I joined The Discovery Museums in September 2009, and feel lucky to serve this terrific community of kids, families and supporters. After serving as Budget Director for the City of Boston, my museum career began in 1995 at Boston Children’s Museum, where I served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. My priorities for The Discovery Museums include supporting kids and families to play and learn together; expanding outdoor learning; increasing access for underserved populations; and building upon our 33-year history to create a museum for the next 30 years.
Recent posts by Neil Gordon
The new Discovery Museum will soon be open and ready to welcome our curious, capable, imaginative young visitors. This has been our goal for many years and the focus of innumerable hours of imagining, designing, fundraising, and building. Soon we... READ MORE
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 one-building, fully-accessible museum, and become... READ MORE
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 visiting museums, and therefore our goal is to... READ MORE
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 a day I go for a walk to see what the Treehouse... READ MORE
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 opportunities for Americans with disabilities by reducing... READ MORE