Events by Date

April 2014


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Join us in exploring the colorful and geometric world of Rangoli designs! We'll use different textured materials to create these beautiful designs and learn about the country they originated in India.
10:00 AM
During ASD (autism spectrum disorder) Friendly Hours, the museums will be open to the public but we will not host school groups or birthday parties, avoiding overcrowding and supporting accessibility of exhibits. Participate in special...
1:30 PM- 4:30PM
 The Discovery Museums are partners in NanoDays™, a nationwide festival of hands-on educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. Experiment with memory metal, see something invisible, test out oobleck, discover...
Drop-in 2:00 - 4:30 PM
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 With a diagnosis rate of 1 in 88, most people have family or friends that have been affected by autism. Stories and activities will focus on increasing autism awareness and celebrating the abilities of individuals with autism....
10 AM
The Discovery Museums are partners in NanoDays™, a nationwide festival of hands-on educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. Experiment with memory metal, see something invisible, test out oobleck, discover...
Drop-in 2:00 - 4:30 PM
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How many birds can you count outside as we walk around The Discovery Museums campus? Can you hear some birds but not see them? Please dress for the weather as this is an outdoor program. © 2014 WGBH Educational Foundation. 
10 AM
 Join us for our weekly story time. We’ll bring the books; you bring your imagination!
11 AM
The Discovery Museums are partners in NanoDays™, a nationwide festival of hands-on educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. Experiment with memory metal, see something invisible, test out oobleck, discover...
Drop-in 2:00 - 4:30 PM
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 Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night on the first Friday of every month!  We will gratefully accept food donations for Open Table of Concord and Maynard and the Acton Food Pantry. Sponsored in part by...
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Polymers All Around Us is a highly interactive program led by researchers from the UMass Materials Research Science and Engineering Center that features demonstrations highlighting the many unique properties of polymers and their...
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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The Discovery Museums are partners in NanoDays™, a nationwide festival of hands-on educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. Experiment with memory metal, see something invisible, test out oobleck, discover...
Drop-in 11:00 - 2:00
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 The Discovery Museums are partners in NanoDays™, a nationwide festival of hands-on educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. Experiment with memory metal, see something invisible, test out oobleck, discover...
Drop-in 11:00 - 2:00
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What’s it going to be??? Provide your expert opinion and help us prototype a new idea, program, or exhibit component.  Participate in shaping our future programs and spaces! 
10 AM
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 Explore the world around us using magnifying glasses and other tools. What will you learn by looking closely?   The Make a MESS (Math, Engineering, Science, & Stuff) program series introduces STEAM (Science, Technology,...
10 AM
 It’s National Kite Month! Challenge yourself to build a kite that’s different from one that you’ve ever seen before. What changes can you make so that it flies even better? Up, up, and away! © 2014 WGBH...
Drop-in 2:00 - 4:30 PM
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 Which continent, country, state, and town do you live in? Make a geography craft project to take home and learn about maps, passports, and compasses!
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.
Drop-in 2:00 - 4:30 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-...
Drop-in 2:00 - 4:30 PM
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 Enjoy a unique opportunity to see native animals up close with a trained naturalist from the Blue Hills Trailside Museum. Handle natural history artifacts as you learn about the birds, reptiles, and mammals that live in your...
Drop-in 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Join in all the fun during this special free evening for families with deaf or hard of hearing children in conjunction with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program of Children's Hospital Boston. ASL Interpreters will be available. Pre-...
5:00 - 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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 The planet Jupiter is so big you could fit 1,000 Earths inside of it! Learn more about the 5th planet from the sun and create your own swirly sphere to take home.   The Make a MESS (Math, Engineering, Science, & Stuff)...
10 AM
 What’s it going to be??? Provide your expert opinion and help us prototype a new idea, program, or exhibit component.  Participate in shaping our future programs and spaces!
Drop-in 2:00 - 4:30 PM
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 Join us for our weekly story time. We’ll bring the books; you bring your imagination!
11 AM
 Let's explore both the ancient and current art techniques of the Aboriginal people of Australia. Come paint on the walls of our cardboard cave creation, learn how to dot paint with vibrant colors, or make your very own ​​didgeridoo...
Drop-in 2:00 - 4:00 PM
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 The images on our computer screens, smartphones, tablets and TVs are made up of thousands of tiny pixels. Discover how pixels make up the pictures we see on our electronic devices and try your hand at creating some unique, pixel...
Drop-in 11:00 - 2:00
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 Swish! Zoom! Wow! Skip the driver’s license and craft your own car! Join Olin College’s Engineering Discovery to explore the marvels of transportation.
Drop-in 11:00 - 2:00
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 Test your skills with special hands-on engineering challenges inspired by our new traveling exhibit, Design! Build! KEVA! Every hardwood maple KEVA plank is the same – no sorting, no glue, no connectors – just simple...
Drop-in 11:00 - 2:00
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 Take a closer look at the natural world around us and try your hand at turning trash into treasures. From making observations in your science journal to repurposing electronic equipment, let’s use our creativity to help make...
Drop-in 11:00 - 3:00
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 Join us as we welcome Animal Adventures to The Discovery Museums! Meet some exciting animals as an Animal Adventures Guide shares interesting stories and information about each one. Get up close and learn all about some fascinating,...
1:00 and 1:45
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 Join us for our weekly story time. We’ll bring the books; you bring your imagination!
11 AM
 It’s National Kite Month! Challenge yourself to build a kite that’s different from one that you’ve ever seen before. What changes can you make so that it flies even better? Up, up, and away! © 2014 WGBH...
Drop-in 11:00 - 2:00
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 Practice your numbers, letters, and colors by playing the fun game of Bingo!
10 AM
 Join us for National DNA Day, an annual commemoration of the discovery of the double helix in 1953 and the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003. Celebrate by making your very own strawberry DNA necklace! Also, learn how the...
Drop-in 11:00 - 2:00
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 It might be Spring, but we’re bringing back a little of the cold stuff! Meet scientists from Brandeis University and join them as they explore the science behind the ice crystals, fractals and snowflakes found in the movie...
Drop-in 10:30 - 1:00
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 Spring has sprung and it’s time to welcome back our bug friends!  Learn about the important jobs that insects do and how you can help out!   The Make a MESS (Math, Engineering, Science, & Stuff) program series...
10 AM
 What’s it going to be??? Provide your expert opinion and help us prototype a new idea, program, or exhibit component.  Participate in shaping our future programs and spaces!
Drop-in 2:00 - 4:30 PM
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