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Five girls play at a large outdoor musical instrument made of long tubes.
News Release
November 16, 2016

The cornerstone of the Military Appreciation program is free museum admission for active duty military personnel and up to three family members, September through May; during the summer months, up to five additional family members are admitted for free. Military family visits to the museums... READ MORE

Dropbox Co-founder Drew Houston
News Release
October 26, 2016

Dropbox CEO and co-founder Drew Houston will join Neil Gordon, CEO of The Discovery Museums, in a fireside chat to discuss Houston’s journey from exploring his dad’s office as a kid in Acton to bringing his ideas to Silicon Valley, where he created one of the fastest growing tech companies. He’... READ MORE

photo of CEO Neil Gordon leaning against a tree on the walkway to an elevated treehouse
Media Coverage
October 23, 2016

from The Boston Globe
By Cindy Cantrell | Globe Correspondent

Founded in 1982, the nonprofit Discovery Museums in Acton is undergoing a transformation through an $8.4 million capital campaign. The planned improvements, which are estimated for completion next year, include... READ MORE

News Release
October 19, 2016

The discussion “What Exactly Is Play, and Why Is It Such a Powerful Vehicle for Learning?” to be held at Belmont Day School.

CEO Neil Gordon
CEO Update
October 13, 2016

It is immensely rewarding when a single happening brings great clarity to multiple objectives you're trying to achieve. This happened for me recently when I met a young boy—I'll call him Tommy—and his mom during their visit to our new ... READ MORE

a woman stands next to the side of a whimsical treehouse
News Release
October 12, 2016

Acton, MA – The Discovery Museums have welcomed Pamela Gannon, Ph.D. to their board of directors.

Pam brings to the Board educational and professional experience in scientific research and science communications, coupled with significant experience in the public and nonprofit sectors.... READ MORE

a photo of an elevated treehouse from across a playscape
Media Coverage
October 1, 2016

from Baystate Parent
By Marshal D. Haneisen

On a recent beautiful evening, a group of visitors explored the new Discovery Woods area at The Discovery Museums in Acton. Children played in the 550-square-foot treehouse, scaled the... READ MORE

CEO Neil Gordon
CEO Update
July 28, 2016

I am still riding an emotional high. On July 16 and 17 we celebrated the Grand Opening of Discovery Woods, our inclusive and fully-accessible nature playscape and treehouse...it was simply a joy to open Discovery Woods, and to see so many kids having such a blast outdoors playing in this unique... READ MORE

Media Coverage
July 21, 2016

from The Lowell Sun and Portland Press Herald
By Melissa Hanson

ACTON -- Inside a massive treehouse, on the nest swing, or zooming down the big slide, playing becomes learning at the Discovery Museums' newest exhibit, where nature takes center stage. This outdoor... READ MORE

Media Coverage
July 17, 2016

cover story from The Beacon; also MetroWest Daily News and Wicked Local regional Arts supplement
By Bill Fonda

As her 2-year-old son Noah played in the cargo net climb at Discovery Woods in Acton July 16, Qi Wang of Lexington said the little boy's behavior... READ MORE