Events by Date

July 2014


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 What’s it going to be??? Provide your expert opinion and help us prototype a new idea, program, or exhibit component.  Participate in shaping our future programs and spaces!
10 AM
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Get ready for a stellar time at The Discovery Museums! Prepare a stomp rocket for lift off, imagine taking an elevator into space and discover moon sand. Then stick around for a special visit from NASA astronaut Steve Bowen. 
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Join us as we welcome astronaut Steve Bowen to The Discovery Museums. Born and raised on the South Shore in Cohassett, MA, Capt. Bowen will share video and images from his experiences living and working in space as an astronaut with NASA....
2:00 PM
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Water is a great way to cool down in the summer.  Experience the fun of playing with water as we watch it weave its way down watery tubes and tunnels. © 2014 WGBH Educational Foundation. 
10 AM
Join us for our weekly story time. We’ll bring the books; you bring your imagination!
11 AM
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 Discover what it’s like to be in two places at one time, using a telepresence robot named Margo.  (It’s kind of like video conferencing on wheels!)  During parts of the day, you can drive Margo the robot from...
All Day
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Use your face or hand as a canvas for a colorful painting. 
10 AM
 Discover what it’s like to be in two places at one time, using a telepresence robot named Margo.  (It’s kind of like video conferencing on wheels!)  During parts of the day, you can drive Margo the robot from...
All Day
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 Discover what it’s like to be in two places at one time, using a telepresence robot named Margo.  (It’s kind of like video conferencing on wheels!)  During parts of the day, you can drive Margo the robot from...
All Day
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 Touch a real dinosaur fossil and pretend to be a paleontologist digging for dinosaur bones in our mock excavation site!
10 AM
 Discover what it’s like to be in two places at one time, using a telepresence robot named Margo.  (It’s kind of like video conferencing on wheels!)  During parts of the day, you can drive Margo the robot from...
All Day
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 Join us for our weekly story time. We’ll bring the books; you bring your imagination!
11 AM
 Discover what it’s like to be in two places at one time, using a telepresence robot named Margo.  (It’s kind of like video conferencing on wheels!)  During parts of the day, you can drive Margo the robot from...
All Day
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 Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night every Friday throughout the summer!  We will gratefully accept food donations for Open Table of Maynard. Presented by MathWorks and Middlesex Savings Bank.
4:30-8:30 PM
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Why should you wear sunscreen when you’re outdoors? Learn about ultraviolet light and do some simple experiments to see how sunscreen protects you by blocking harmful rays. Make your own simple UV detector bracelet to take home. 
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 Join in all the fun during this special free evening for families with deaf or hard of hearing children in conjunction with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program of Children's Hospital Boston. ASL Interpreters will be available. We...
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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 Try out a variety of hands-on activities that explore the technology of personal electronic devices. With real electronics and interactive models of “software” and “hardware” functions, discover how pocket-...
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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 What’s it going to be??? Provide your expert opinion and help us prototype a new idea, program, or exhibit component.  Participate in shaping our future programs and spaces!
10 AM
 Make and break coded messages through computer programs. Try a new board game to hack into other players passwords. These games and activities are related to the Tumblehome Learning's Galactic Academy of Science's new books - The...
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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 Explore a variety of objects of different shapes, weights, and materials. As we drop the different objects we’ll look at how each item moves as it falls. Does it go straight down? Does it “float” down? Does it move...
10 AM
 Even large ships weighing hundreds of thousands of tons stay afloat. But how? Investigate floating by building tinfoil boats and loading them with pennies until they sink. Time to roll up the shirtsleeves and dive in! © 2014...
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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 Join us for our weekly story time. We’ll bring the books; you bring your imagination!
11 AM
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 Explore sound through singing and playing. Move, make music, listen, learn, and get a multi-sensory workout! Music improves your child’s memory, cognitive development, learning skills, and ability to express emotion. Plus, it...
9:30 AM
 Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night every Friday throughout the summer!  We will gratefully accept food donations for Open Table of Concord. Presented by MathWorks and Middlesex Savings Bank.
4:30-8:30 PM
 Blankets and boxes become castles, rockets, and more!!! Design, build, and explore as we fill the outdoors with one of a kind structures. Add to our collection of building materials by bringing in clean and gently used sheets, which...
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Join us for a hands-on exploration of your home’s energy use! Children and adults will test insulation and use an infrared camera and watt meter to learn about energy usage in your home. Interactive stations will help you discover...
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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 Today we are blowing bubbles with an artistic twist! Add a little paint to the classic sunny, summer day activity to make unique bubble prints. Experiment with different methods of bursting your bubbles and create a one-of-kind piece...
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Join us as local young magician Rupayan Neogy shares his talents with us! Showcasing a variety of tricks, he will confound and amaze in an interactive performance geared toward family audiences. For more information about Rupayan’s...
12 PM
Join us as local young magician Rupayan Neogy shares his talents with us! Showcasing a variety of tricks, he will confound and amaze in an interactive performance geared toward family audiences. For more information about Rupayan’s...
12 PM
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 Help design and construct a croquet course completely out of recycled and common materials, or play a game on an already constructed course. What types of obstacles or challenges will you make? Program is weather dependent.  ...
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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 Help design and construct a croquet course completely out of recycled and common materials, or play a game on an already constructed course. What types of obstacles or challenges will you make? Program is weather dependent.  ...
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Discover for yourself amazing fine details in insects, hair, lichens, tiny shells, sand, seeds, cheese, and more with a Scanning Electron Microscope. Join us for this unique opportunity to use the NeoScope, a state of the art, powerful...
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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 Help design and construct a croquet course completely out of recycled and common materials, or play a game on an already constructed course. What types of obstacles or challenges will you make? Program is weather dependent.  ...
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 Discover for yourself amazing fine details in insects, hair, lichens, tiny shells, sand, seeds, cheese, and more with a Scanning Electron Microscope. Join us for this unique opportunity to use the NeoScope, a state of the art,...
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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 Help design and construct a croquet course completely out of recycled and common materials, or play a game on an already constructed course. What types of obstacles or challenges will you make? Program is weather dependent.  ...
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 Join us for our weekly story time. We’ll bring the books; you bring your imagination!
11 AM
 Discover for yourself amazing fine details in insects, hair, lichens, tiny shells, sand, seeds, cheese, and more with a Scanning Electron Microscope. Join us for this unique opportunity to use the NeoScope, a state of the art,...
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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 Explore sound through singing and playing. Move, make music, listen, learn, and get a multi-sensory workout! Music improves your child’s memory, cognitive development, learning skills, and ability to express emotion. Plus, it...
9:30 AM
Help design and construct a croquet course completely out of recycled and common materials, or play a game on an already constructed course. What types of obstacles or challenges will you make? Program is weather dependent.   The Make...
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night every Friday throughout the summer!  We will gratefully accept food donations for the Acton Food Pantry. Presented by MathWorks and Middlesex Savings Bank.
4:30-8:30 PM
 Discover for yourself amazing fine details in insects, hair, lichens, tiny shells, sand, seeds, cheese, and more with a Scanning Electron Microscope. Join us for this unique opportunity to use the NeoScope, a state of the art,...
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 The Sun is a powerful, clean source of energy. Find out what makes a home good for solar panels and learn how solar photovoltaic systems work. Make sun dials and see solar grasshoppers jump with excitement!  You will be jumping...
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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 Even large ships weighing hundreds of thousands of tons stay afloat. But how? Investigate floating by building tinfoil boats and loading them with pennies until they sink. Time to roll up the shirtsleeves and dive in! © 2014...
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 Discover for yourself amazing fine details in insects, hair, lichens, tiny shells, sand, seeds, cheese, and more with a Scanning Electron Microscope. Join us for this unique opportunity to use the NeoScope, a state of the art,...
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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 What’s it going to be??? Provide your expert opinion and help us prototype a new idea, program, or exhibit component.  Participate in shaping our future programs and spaces!
10 AM
 Make a model brain and find out what happens when it meets with some force. Experiment with some rotting materials and see what happens in zombie science. These hands-on activities are related to the Tumblehome Learning's Galactic...
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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 What goes up must come down, right? From planes to parachutes, let’s explore how things move through the air. Using a variety of materials we’ll help things float, fall, and fly!   The Make a MESS (Math, Engineering...
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 Are you curious about what’s inside telephones and computers? Grab a screwdriver and discover resistors and capacitors as you uncover the inner workings of everyday electronics. Sponsored by Analog Devices, Inc. 
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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 Join us for our weekly story time. We’ll bring the books; you bring your imagination!
11 AM