photo of CEO Neil Gordon leaning against a tree on the walkway to an elevated treehouse
Media Coverage
October 23, 2016

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

News Release
October 19, 2016

The discussion “What Exactly Is Play, and Why Is It Such a Powerful Vehicle for Learning?” to be held at Belmont Day School.

CEO Update
October 13, 2016

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

a woman stands next to the side of a whimsical treehouse
News Release
October 12, 2016

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

a photo of an elevated treehouse from across a playscape
Media Coverage
October 1, 2016

On a recent beautiful evening, a group of visitors explored the new Discovery Woods area at The Discovery Museums in Acton. Children played in the 550-square-foot treehouse, scaled the rope climbing wall, enjoyed the nest swing, and glided down the... READ MORE

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 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