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Discovery Museum

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177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
978-264-4200 https://www.discoveryacton.org

January 2020

Tinkering with Toys: Build-a-Track

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until January 20, 2020

Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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$15.50

Race, vroom, and whiz on toy tracks of your own design! Build and test out roads and raceways using recycled and repurposed materials. We’ll have a plethora of toy vehicles for you to use or visit our car creation station to engineer your own. Tinkering With Toys programs are inspired by the Discovery Museum’s new exhibit "Toys:The Inside Story" open January 18 – May 10, 2020.

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Scribble Bots

January 25 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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$15.50

Come create dynamic drawings using simple DIY robotic contraptions made of spinning and wiggling motors, markers, tape, pipe cleaners and a variety of recycled and repurposed materials. Set your machine in motion and watch it leave a trail of unexpected patterns.

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February 2020

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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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 is limited. Tonight’s Program: Prepare to be amazed by the funny and clever magic tricks of Steve Weiner, Deaf magician! Steve’s shows are enchanting and…

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Tinkering with Toys: Toy Take Aparts

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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$15.50

Are you curious about what’s inside everyday toys? We’ll be taking apart various toys including mechanical toys with moving parts, remote controlled toys, toy vehicles with movable parts, electronic or music toys. Tinkering With Toys programs are inspired by the Discovery Museum’s new exhibit Toys: The Inside Story, open January 18 – May 10, 2020.

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First Friday Nights Free!

February 7 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 5, 2020

Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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Included with Museum admission

Join us with free admission and explore the museum at night on the first Friday of every month! We will gratefully accept non-perishable food donations for the Acton Food Pantry and Open Table of Concord and Maynard. Please note: Discovery Woods closes at dusk. Sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank.

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Tinkering with Toys: Made to Move

February 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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$15.50

Join us as we explore linkages – the mechanisms inside many toys that produce basic movements. We’ll be using cardboard, brads, and other simple materials to create pieces that can wave, jump, or dance back-and-forth. Tinkering With Toys programs are inspired by the Discovery Museum’s new exhibit Toys: The Inside Story open January 18 – May 10, 2020.

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Everyday Engineering: Pop-up Cards

February 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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$15.50

Roses are red. Violets are blue. Join us and make a pop-up card or two! Use some simple paper engineering and your creativity to make one-of-a-kind Valentines to share with family and friends.

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Celebrate National Engineers Week: Engineer a Birdfeeder

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 16, 2020

Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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$15.50

Kick-off National Engineers Week and the Great Backyard Bird Count! Design and build your own birdfeeder using simple, recycled and repurposed materials. Hang it in Discovery Woods for the birds, or bring your bird feeder home to feed your feathered friends in your own backyard! National Engineers Week is sponsored by Raytheon.

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Celebrate National Engineers Week: Engineer a Birdfeeder

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 16, 2020

Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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$15.50

Kick-off National Engineers Week and the Great Backyard Bird Count! Design and build your own birdfeeder using simple, recycled and repurposed materials. Hang it in Discovery Woods for the birds, or bring your bird feeder home to feed your feathered friends in your own backyard! National Engineers Week is sponsored by Raytheon.

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Celebrate National Engineers Week: Float and Fly

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 18, 2020

Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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$15.50

Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create with repurposed and recycled materials. Craft some simple contraptions - paper helicopters and hoop gliders - that harness the power of air to float and glide. National Engineers Week is sponsored by Raytheon.

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Celebrate National Engineers Week: Float and Fly

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 18, 2020

Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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$15.50

Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create with repurposed and recycled materials. Craft some simple contraptions - paper helicopters and hoop gliders - that harness the power of air to float and glide. National Engineers Week is sponsored by Raytheon.

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Celebrate National Engineers Week: Indoor Fort Building

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 20, 2020

Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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$15.50

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. National Engineers Week is sponsored by Raytheon.

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Celebrate National Engineers Week: Indoor Fort Building

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 20, 2020

Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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$15.50

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. National Engineers Week is sponsored by Raytheon.

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Celebrate National Engineers Week: Tinfoil Ferries

February 21
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 22, 2020

Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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$15.50

Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create with repurposed and recycled materials. Investigate floating by building tinfoil boats and loading them with pennies until they sink. How many pennies can your boat hold? National Engineers Week is sponsored by Raytheon.

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Celebrate National Engineers Week: Tinfoil Ferries

February 22
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 22, 2020

Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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$15.50

Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create with repurposed and recycled materials. Investigate floating by building tinfoil boats and loading them with pennies until they sink. How many pennies can your boat hold? National Engineers Week is sponsored by Raytheon.

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March 2020

First Friday Nights Free!

March 6 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 5, 2020

Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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Included with Museum admission

Join us with free admission and explore the museum at night on the first Friday of every month! We will gratefully accept non-perishable food donations for the Acton Food Pantry and Open Table of Concord and Maynard. Please note: Discovery Woods closes at dusk. Sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank.

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April 2020

First Friday Nights Free!

April 3 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 5, 2020

Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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Included with Museum admission

Join us with free admission and explore the museum at night on the first Friday of every month! We will gratefully accept non-perishable food donations for the Acton Food Pantry and Open Table of Concord and Maynard. Please note: Discovery Woods closes at dusk. Sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank.

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May 2020

First Friday Nights Free!

May 1 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 5, 2020

Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
+ Google Map
Included with Museum admission

Join us with free admission and explore the museum at night on the first Friday of every month! We will gratefully accept non-perishable food donations for the Acton Food Pantry and Open Table of Concord and Maynard. Please note: Discovery Woods closes at dusk. Sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank.

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June 2020

First Friday Nights Free!

June 5 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 5, 2020

Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
+ Google Map
Included with Museum admission

Join us with free admission and explore the museum at night on the first Friday of every month! We will gratefully accept non-perishable food donations for the Acton Food Pantry and Open Table of Concord and Maynard. Please note: Discovery Woods closes at dusk. Sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank.

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