Our philosophy starts with the simple belief that kids are capable of incredible things. Our job is to nurture that ability; our goal is to support kids' healthy development. Play is how kids learn--here, it is in both a STEM-rich environment and inviting outdoor experience.
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 expanding and uniting its Children’s Discovery and Science... READ MORE
The discussion “What Exactly Is Play, and Why Is It Such a Powerful Vehicle for Learning?” to be held at Belmont Day School.
Dear Friend of the Museums,
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
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
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
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 exhibit called Discovery Woods is already grabbing the attention of children since its grand... READ MORE
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 was out of the ordinary. They arrived for the official opening of the new play area at Discovery Museums at 9:30 a.m., a half-hour after it opened... READ MORE
The Discovery Museums received a $25,000 grant from the Yawkey Foundation, the sixth significant grant the foundation has provided in support of the Museums’ Open Door Connections program. The program provides opportunities for children, families and schools facing barriers — financial,... READ MORE