The Discovery Museums Speaker Series

The Discovery Museums Speaker Series creates engaging conversations around creativity, learning, and the future of science education. We connect our community with leaders in the fields of science, technology, and education to discuss important topics that impact our children, our families, and our world. Join the conversation!

Upcoming Events

Dr. Larry Cohen
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Speaker: Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., the author of PLAYFUL PARENTING and THE OPPOSITE OF WORRY, is a licensed psychologist specializing in children's play and play therapy
Location: 
The Gallery at Villageworks
525 Mass Ave #200
West Acton, MA
United States
Registration Required: Register Now

Play is where children live, and it is the main way that they learn. Parents and teachers can visit children in this play zone, for the purpose of forging closer connections, promoting learning, and just having fun. This talk, presented in... Learn More

Bob Bigelow
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: Bob Bigelow, former NBA player and one of the country's foremost youth sports speakers

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February 2, 2017
Speaker: Drew Houston, American internet entrepreneur, born and raised in Acton, MA, is best known for being the co-founder and CEO of Dropbox, an online backup and storage service
November 22, 2016
Speaker: Peter Gray, Ph.D., Research professor at Boston College and author of "Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life"
November 2, 2016