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artists rendering of interior of new museum
Media Coverage
March 7, 2017

from The Beacon
By Molly Loughman

Earlier this month, the Discovery Museums launched “Ready, Set, Build!” the final phase of its $8.4 million capital campaign to expand the museums’ facilities and reconstruct the campus.

Media Coverage
March 2, 2017

from The Boston Globe
By Jennifer Fenn Lefferts | Globe Correspondent  

The Discovery Museums in Acton has launched the final phase of a $8.4 million fund-raising campaign to expand its facilities.

In July 2016, the children’s and science museums completed the first... READ MORE

artists rendering of the new museum
News Release
March 1, 2017

The Discovery Museums announced today the launch of Ready, Set, Build!, the final phase of the $8.4M capital campaign to expand the museums’ facilities and transform the campus.  This broad-scale public effort will complete the Campaign for The Discovery Museums, fulfill the $1M dollar-for-... READ MORE

two men and a woman stand holding an award
News Release
February 21, 2017

The Museums were honored with citations from both the House and Senate, and a Commonwealth Award for  “… breaking down barriers and accommodating all visitors, including those on the autism spectrum, or who are deaf or blind, through its new Discovery Woods, a fully-accessible nature playscape... READ MORE

CEO Neil Gordon
CEO Update
February 2, 2017

What a fantastic job I have! Where else can a very successful year include being able to say things such as:

"We got kids bouncing and climbing on a cargo net!" 
"A 51-year old was in a treehouse for the first time in his life!" ... READ MORE

a brother and sister ride Universal Design swing; the boy wears leg braces
Media Coverage
January 26, 2017

from The Beacon
By Molly Loughman

The Discovery Museums in Acton is being honored for "breaking down barriers and accommodating all visitors, including those on the autism spectrum, or who are deaf or blind, through its new Discovery Woods, a fully-accessible nature... READ MORE

award medal on a ribbon
News Release
December 15, 2016

Awards celebrate exceptional achievements in the arts, humanities, & sciences; the Museums are the only winner in the Access category.

a tv camera leans against the open door of a treehouse
Announcement
November 23, 2016

In an episode entitled, "What's New," the segment featured a tour of Discovery Woods and interview with CEO Neil Gordon.  View it here http://bit.ly/2gKXtLH  

Five girls play at a large outdoor musical instrument made of long tubes.
News Release
November 16, 2016

The cornerstone of the Military Appreciation program is free museum admission for active duty military personnel and up to three family members, September through May; during the summer months, up to five additional family members are admitted for free. Military family visits to the museums... READ MORE

Dropbox Co-founder Drew Houston
News Release
October 26, 2016

Dropbox CEO and co-founder Drew Houston will join Neil Gordon, CEO of The Discovery Museums, in a fireside chat to discuss Houston’s journey from exploring his dad’s office as a kid in Acton to bringing his ideas to Silicon Valley, where he created one of the fastest growing tech companies. He’... READ MORE