Events by Date

August 2014


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 Join us for Free Fun Friday! Both museums will be open with free admission all day until 8:30pm thanks to Highland Street Foundation, which is generously funding their Free Fun Fridays at area cultural institutions again this summer...
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
 From the woods to our pop-up science cart and everywhere in between, look for fun and exciting outdoor programs announced throughout the day.   
10 AM - 7 PM
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 You bring your imagination and we will supply the LEGOs. Try your hand at one of our LEGO challenges or build your own unique vision. Add your creation to our community display to inspire your fellow visitors! 
All Day
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 You bring your imagination and we will supply the LEGOs. Try your hand at one of our LEGO challenges or build your own unique vision. Add your creation to our community display to inspire your fellow visitors! 
All Day
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 Join us for hands-on educational activities about nanoscale science, engineering and technology. Explore the nano in your everyday life and discover the special and unexpected properties found at the nanoscale. 
1 PM - 4 PM
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 We are working on designing and constructing a new exhibit space in the Children’s Discovery Museum. Come see some of our ideas and prototypes, and help shape our future exhibit with your expert opinions and advice!
10 AM
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 Help build a home for some of the creatures that live right in our own backyard! What materials will you need? Does the worm want to dig in grass, dirt, or rocks? What does a spider like to climb on? You can bring your home for a...
10 AM
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 Join us for our weekly story time. We’ll bring the books; you bring your imagination!
11 AM
 Time to drop everything. Really! Build some paper helicopters and race them. The winner hits the ground LAST. Look out below! © 2014 WGBH Educational Foundation.
1 PM - 4 PM
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 Try out a variety of hands-on activities that explore the technology of personal electronic devices. With real electronics and interactive models of “software” and “hardware” functions, discover how pocket-...
1 PM - 4 PM
 Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night every Friday throughout the summer!  We will gratefully accept food donations for Open Table of Concord. Presented by MathWorks and Middlesex Savings Bank. Parish Jazz...
4:30-8:30 PM
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 Build a tower made only out of cups. How high can you go? Remember, the sky's the limit. ©2014 WGBH Educational Foundation
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 Come join in all the fun and explore both museums during this special free evening for families with children on the autism spectrum. Visitors may also drop-in for a workshop from a practicing music therapist from Indian Hill Music....
5:30 - 8:30 PM
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 Join us as local young magician Rupayan Neogy shares his talents with us! Showcasing a variety of tricks, he will confound and amaze in an interactive performance geared toward family audiences. For more information about Rupayan...
12 PM
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 We are working on designing and constructing a new exhibit space in the Children’s Discovery Museum. Come see some of our ideas and prototypes, and help shape our future exhibit with your expert opinions and advice!
10 AM
 Make a circuit and see what happens when it shorts out. See how circuits are used as sensors and how you can use sensors to observe the environment. These hands-on activities are related to the Tumblehome Learning's Galactic Academy...
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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 Bill Shontz and the Motion Man blend incredible music (original and more) with mime and physical comedy. It is music with a face and movement with a melody; the loquacious Mime sings, and yes, the Maestro juggles.
1:45 PM
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 Join us for our weekly story time. We’ll bring the books; you bring your imagination!
11 AM
 I spy with my little eyes…Strange things have been popping up on the Woodland Trail at The Discovery Museums. Head to the path to see if you can spot what is out of place. Are some things harder to find than others? Put your...
All Day
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 What can be more fun than blowing bubbles on a nice summer day? Let’s try to make bubbles of lots of different sizes with the help of lots of different materials. What kind of bubble will you make?   The Make a MESS (Math...
10 AM
 Build a tower made only out of cups. How high can you go? Remember, the sky's the limit. ©2014 WGBH Educational Foundation
1 PM - 4 PM
 Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night every Friday throughout the summer!  We will gratefully accept food donations for the Acton Food Pantry. Presented by MathWorks and Middlesex Savings Bank.
4:30-8:30 PM
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 The Sun is a powerful, clean source of energy. Find out what makes a home good for solar panels and learn how solar photovoltaic systems work. Make sun dials and see solar grasshoppers jump with excitement!  You will be jumping...
1 PM - 4 PM
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 We are working on designing and constructing a new exhibit space in the Children’s Discovery Museum. Come see some of our ideas and prototypes, and help shape our future exhibit with your expert opinions and advice!
10 AM
 Come celebrate National Aviation Day, and Orville Wright’s birthday, by making paper airplanes and other high flying contraptions. Test out different paper airplane designs or come up with your own. Fly them high. Fly them low...
1 PM - 4 PM
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 Cold ice feels great on a hot summer day!  Explore the properties of ice as we “paint” with it as it melts.  How long will your artwork last? © 2014 WGBH Educational Foundation.
10 AM
 Get ready for a cold day in August! Make chilly discoveries when you put salt, coins, and food coloring on a 300-pound block of ice. Experiment with sand, salt, ice melt, and Magic Salt as you learn about and explore the unique...
10 AM - 3 PM
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 Join us for our weekly story time. We’ll bring the books; you bring your imagination!
11 AM
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 Explore sound through singing and playing. Move, make music, listen, learn, and get a multi-sensory workout! Music improves your child’s memory, cognitive development, learning skills, and ability to express emotion. Plus, it...
9:30 AM
 Time to drop everything. Really! Build some paper helicopters and race them. The winner hits the ground LAST. Look out below! © 2014 WGBH Educational Foundation.
1 PM - 4 PM
 Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night every Friday throughout the summer!  We will gratefully accept food donations for Open Table of Maynard. Presented by MathWorks and Middlesex Savings Bank.
4:30-8:30 PM
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 Join us for a hands-on exploration of your home’s energy use! Test insulation and use an infrared camera and watt meter to learn about energy usage in your home. Interactive stations will help you discover how to lower your...
1 PM - 4 PM
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 We are working on designing and constructing a new exhibit space in the Children’s Discovery Museum. Come see some of our ideas and prototypes, and help shape our future exhibit with your expert opinions and advice!
10 AM
 We are working on designing and constructing a new exhibit space in the Children’s Discovery Museum. Come see some of our ideas and prototypes, and help shape our future exhibit with your expert opinions and advice!
1 PM - 4 PM
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 Paintbrushes are specifically designed to help create different types of lines and shapes. Using a variety of different materials, let’s see what types of brushes we can create!  Big or small? Hard or soft? Each material...
10 AM
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 Do you know how to make your teeth happy?  We are going to have some fun today exploring brushing and flossing!
10 AM
 Join us for our weekly story time. We’ll bring the books; you bring your imagination!
11 AM
 Are you curious about what’s inside telephones and computers? Grab a screwdriver and discover resistors and capacitors as you uncover the inner workings of everyday electronics. Sponsored by Analog Devices, Inc. 
1 PM - 4 PM
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 Join us for hands-on educational activities about nanoscale science, engineering and technology. Explore the nano in your everyday life and discover the special and unexpected properties found at the nanoscale. 
1 PM - 4 PM
 Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night every Friday throughout the summer!  We will gratefully accept food donations for Open Table of Concord. Presented by MathWorks and Middlesex Savings Bank.
4:30-8:30 PM
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 We’re putting a fresh spin on art! We’ll twist our tools; twirl our paper…maybe even give the artist a whirl. Whatever technique you choose, you’ll create a uniquely spun piece of art that won’t leave...
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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