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Toys: The Inside Story

January 18 - May 10
Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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$15.50

Did you ever want to open an Etch-a-Sketch® to see how it works? Wonder what makes Elmo® dance? Want to see what triggers the buzzer in Operation®? Explore the inside world of toys and the pulleys, cams, gears, circuits, and linkages that make them work. Toys: The Inside Story will be located in the Middlesex […]

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10:00 am

Expanding the Narrative: Recent Acquisitions

February 1 @ 10:00 am - March 1 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 1, 2020

Addison Gallery of American Art, 3 Chapel Ave, Phillips Academy
Andover, MA 01810 United States
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Free

The Addison Gallery opened its doors in 1931 with a core collection of 423 objects purchased for or given to the museum by Phillips Academy alumnus, Thomas Cochran and his close friends. Since then, the museum has annually added to the collection via generous donation and judicious purchase to make it what it is today--over 21,000 […]

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Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940-1950

February 1 @ 10:00 am - April 26 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 25, 2020

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until April 26, 2020

Free

​​During the 1940s, American photographer Gordon Parks (1912–2006) grew from a self-taught photographer making portraits and documenting everyday life in Saint Paul and Chicago to a visionary professional shooting for Ebony, Glamour, Smart Woman, and Life. For the first time, the formative first decade of Parks’s 60-year career is the focus of an exhibition, which brings together 150 photographs […]

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11:00 am

Groundhog Day: Seeing Shadows

February 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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$15.50

We’re celebrating a day early! Whether Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow tomorrow or not, we will have plenty of shadows to experiment with here at the Museum! Can you make a shadow grow and shrink? Can you make it dance? Can shadows be colorful? What more can you discover about shadows?

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5:00 pm

Especially for Me! Free Evening for Families with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or KODA Children

February 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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Join us during this special free evening especially for families with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or KODA children. In our ADA-compliant building you can play and explore when the museum is closed to the general public. ASL Interpreters will be available. Dinner, including a gluten-free option, will be provided. Pre-registration required at http://bit.ly/DHHFeb2020 as space […]

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