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group of people, posed holding shovels tied with ribbons
CEO Update
June 8, 2017

Dear Friend of the Museums,

On Thursday evening May 18, 150 friends and staff of the museum, donors, advisors, board members, and elected officials gathered to celebrate an important moment in our history: the formal groundbreaking for the new Discovery Museum. It felt very rewarding to... READ MORE

students analyzing plant leaves
Media Coverage
May 24, 2017

from The Marblehead Reporter
By Chris Stevens

Bell School’s youngest students dug up some of the world’s oldest fossils when they got the chance to play paleontologists for a day.

Susan Dalton from Discovery Museum Acton taught students the difference between a trace... READ MORE

Bid for Kids auction logo
Announcement
May 1, 2017

Bid for Kids auction at www.biddingforgood.com/discoverymuseums offers Red Sox tickets, summer camp and more in support of the Museums' accessibility programs.

visitors look around in a treehouse
Media Coverage
April 15, 2017

from New England Museums Now: Spring 2017
By Shana Dumont Garr, Curator, Fruitlands Museum

A vaulted, wooden structure seems to hover above a clearing in the woods on the grounds of the Discovery Museums in Acton, Massachusetts. This open-air, ramped building is the... READ MORE

two boys in a classroom explore the properties of force and motion using balls and ramps
News Release
April 6, 2017

ACTON, MA—The Discovery Museums announced today the seventh year of partnership with MathWorks of Natick, MA to bring the museums’ Traveling Science Workshops (TSW) program to elementary and middle school classrooms throughout the region.

artists rendering of interior of new museum
Media Coverage
March 7, 2017

from The Beacon
By Molly Loughman

Earlier this month, the Discovery Museums launched “Ready, Set, Build!” the final phase of its $8.4 million capital campaign to expand the museums’ facilities and reconstruct the campus.

Media Coverage
March 2, 2017

from The Boston Globe
By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts | Globe Correspondent  

The Discovery Museums in Acton has launched the final phase of a $8.4 million fund-raising campaign to expand its facilities.

In July 2016, the children’s and science museums completed the first... READ MORE

artists rendering of the new museum
News Release
March 1, 2017

The Discovery Museums announced today the launch of Ready, Set, Build!, the final phase of the $8.4M capital campaign to expand the museums’ facilities and transform the campus.  This broad-scale public effort will complete the Campaign for The Discovery Museums, fulfill the $1M dollar-for-... READ MORE

two men and a woman stand holding an award
News Release
February 21, 2017

The Museums were honored with citations from both the House and Senate, and a Commonwealth Award 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... READ MORE

CEO Neil Gordon
CEO Update
February 2, 2017

What a fantastic job I have! Where else can a very successful year include being able to say things such as:

"We got kids bouncing and climbing on a cargo net!" 
"A 51-year old was in a treehouse for the first time in his life!" ... READ MORE