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.
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
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 playscape designed around a 550-square-foot tree house,"... READ MORE
Awards celebrate exceptional achievements in the arts, humanities, & sciences; the Museums are the only winner in the Access category.
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
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 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
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 Discovery museums,... 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.
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