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January 26, 2017

from The Beacon
By Molly Loughman

The Discovery Museums in Acton is being honored for "breaking down barriers and accommodating all visitors, including those on the autism spectrum, or who are deaf or blind, through its new Discovery Woods, a fully-accessible nature playscape designed around a 550-square-foot tree house," according to the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) press release.

Located at 177 Main St., the Discovery Museums is a recipient of a 2017 Commonwealth Award from the MCC. The awards, presented every two years since 1993, honors exceptional achievement in the arts, humanities, and sciences and will be presented Feb. 15 during a Massachusetts State House ceremony.

The Discovery Museums are the only winner in the Access category, which spotlights exceptional initiatives or programs making arts and culture accessible and inclusive for older adults, persons with disabilities, and other under-served populations. READ MORE