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Black Women in Science: Moon Math

Discovery Museum Discovery Museum, Acton

Join us for an exciting new program series that honors the contributions of Black women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. In this program, explore the work of Katherine Johnson, a trailblazing mathematician whose work at NASA proved critical in helping move space exploration forward. Be inspired by her work as you...

Free with admission

Dress Your Stuffed Pet

Discovery Museum Discovery Museum, Acton

Treat your favorite stuffed animal to a new outfit! Will it be an astronaut suit? A superhero costume? A party dress? Bring a stuffed animal from home to the Museum today. You can use your imagination and a variety of creative materials to design and construct a special costume for your furry friend.

Free with museum admission

Solstice ‘Scapes

Discovery Museum Discovery Museum, Acton

Join us as we celebrate the Winter Solstice and paint some winter landscapes inspired by the shortest day of the year. We’ll use crayons, cray-pas and watercolors to experiment with the technique of resist painting, as we create unique works of art.

Free with museum admission

Backyard and Beyond: Winter Nature Journaling

Discovery Museum Discovery Museum, Acton

Explore the natural world through science, art, and writing. Pick up a simple nature journal and explore, investigate, and record in Discovery Woods and the Great Hill conservation land. Please note that the conservation land trails are not ADA or stroller accessible, please wear appropriate footwear and clothing—this program is weather and conditions dependent.

Free with museum admission
Recurring

Everyday Engineering: Indoor Fort Building

Discovery Museum Discovery Museum, Acton

Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create with repurposed and recycled materials. What can you do with clothespins, sheets, and cardboard boxes? Just about anything! Jump in and help build an ever-changing, room-sized blanket fort.

Free with museum admission
Recurring

Everyday Engineering: Indoor Fort Building

Discovery Museum Discovery Museum, Acton

Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create with repurposed and recycled materials. What can you do with clothespins, sheets, and cardboard boxes? Just about anything! Jump in and help build an ever-changing, room-sized blanket fort.

Free with museum admission

Bessie’s Rockin’ Noon Year’s Eve

Discovery Museum Discovery Museum, Acton

Let’s get ready to shake, rattle, and roll into the New Year by making party hats and noise makers! Come decked out in your finest pajamas and stick around for countdown to 12:00 (noon) with a Noon Years’ Eve ball drop.

Free with museum admission
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