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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

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

Media Coverage
July 17, 2016

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

Media Coverage
July 14, 2016

The opening of Discovery Woods was featured on WFXT FOX25's Around Town morning news segment on July 14 and 16, 2016. Watch the clip here, beginning around the 37... READ MORE

Media Coverage
July 5, 2016

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

Media Coverage
July 1, 2016

To do it, they built a seriously amazing treehouse. While most museums aim to challenge and inspire creative thinking in young minds with their childrens' programs, the Discovery Museums in Acton just wants kids to put down the screens and get outside. “We had a big opportunity in the fact that... READ MORE

7 adults sit on or stand around a giant dinosaur statue, raising their hands in celebration
Media Coverage
June 25, 2016

Known for its interactive discovery, hands-on experience and scientific investigations, Discovery Museums is building on its mission of nature-based learning with the implementation of two new Adventure Paths that will lead to additional outdoor exhibits and a fully accessible treehouse. Earlier... READ MORE

Media Coverage
June 22, 2016

The Discovery Museums in Acton next month will open Discovery Woods, an accessible outdoor play space featuring a massive treehouse built by DIY Network’s “The Treehouse Guys.” An opening celebration will be held July 16 and July 17 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day, with music, food trucks, and... READ MORE

June 20, 2016

The Discovery Museums in Acton received a $300,000 Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund capital grant supporting Phase II of the Museums’ Campus Master Plan, funded by the Campaign for The Discovery Museums. This contribution, which will be fully matched by The Manton Foundation, will... READ MORE

Media Coverage
June 17, 2016

Wouldn’t it be nice to escape the world’s troubles for a little bit and hunker down in an enormous treehouse? Now you can, thanks to Acton’s Discovery Museums. They’ll launch Discovery Woods