photo of CEO Neil Gordon standing with treehouse in background
Neil Gordon

I joined The Discovery Museums in September 2009, and feel lucky to serve this terrific community of kids, families and supporters. After serving as Budget Director for the City of Boston, my museum career began in 1995 at Boston Children’s Museum, where I served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. My priorities for The Discovery Museums include supporting kids and families to play and learn together; expanding outdoor learning; increasing access for underserved populations; and building upon our 33-year history to create a museum for the next 30 years.

Recent posts by Neil Gordon

rendering of new building interior space
March 8, 2017

Your Discovery Museums are about to change a lot…and, not at all.

On March 1, we announced Ready, Set, Build!—the culmination of a campaign through which your museums will become a one-building, fully-accessible museum, and become... READ MORE

the active accessibility icon
September 25, 2016

The Discovery Museums are a rich, joyful, and developmentally supportive experience for the kids who visit. But what about the kids who don’t visit?

We know that every kid can benefit from visiting museums, and therefore our goal is to... READ MORE

side view of treehouse under construction
June 14, 2016

Despite having big windows in my office, from my vantage point I am unable to see all the work happening in our soon-to-open nature playscape and treehouse, Discovery Woods. So, a couple times of a day I go for a walk to see what the Treehouse... READ MORE

July 27, 2015

Twenty-five years ago today, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed by President George H. W. Bush to insure the civil rights of people withdisabilities. The ADA has expanded opportunities for Americans with disabilities by reducing... READ MORE

July 7, 2015

As we work with experts in pediatrics and neuroscience, child development, and early learning on our upcoming exhibit focused on early brain development, we are learning so much.  That 85% of brain development happens in the first three years of... READ MORE