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