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Chemists Celebrate Earth Week: Batteries!

Discovery Museum Discovery Museum, 177 Main St, Acton, MA, United States

Discover the science behind “Get a charge out of chemistry - Batteries” as we celebrate Chemists Celebrate Earth Week. Join us and our guest educators from the North Eastern Section of American Chemical Society and have fun exploring chemistry through hands-on activities related to this year’s theme, Batteries!

Free with admission

Discovery Museum Speaker Series Event: How Art Can Inspire Civic Engagement in Kids

Discovery Museum Discovery Museum, 177 Main St, Acton, MA, United States

Civic engagement is not just about voting and government—it encompasses all the ways in which individuals take action and get involved in their communities. Inspiring young people to invest in the advancement of society is about empowering children to embrace and recognize the gifts they bring to their communities. Chanel Thervil, Discovery Museum’s Inaugural Artist-in-Residence,...

Free with pre-registration

Doodle Bots

Discovery Museum Discovery Museum, 177 Main St, Acton, MA, United States

Make a unique piece of art with a motorized contraption! In this 90-minute session we’ll create and decorate a simple DIY robotic friend to take home made of spinning and wiggling motors, markers, tape, and a variety of recycled and repurposed materials. Then we’ll set the machines in motion and watch them leave behind trails...

$10

Event Series Bessie’s Closet

Bessie’s Closet

Discovery Museum Discovery Museum, 177 Main St, Acton, MA, United States

Friday, May 3 thru Sunday, May 5 Fri. 3:30 - 7:30pm; Sat. & Sun. 10:00am - 3:00pm Museum Admission not Required Bessie’s Closet is a free pop-up clothing store open to everyone in our community. Organized in partnership with the Acton-Boxborough United Way and supported by donations from the community, Bessie’s Closet offers new or...

Free
Event Series Bessie’s Closet

Bessie’s Closet

Discovery Museum Discovery Museum, 177 Main St, Acton, MA, United States

Friday, May 3 thru Sunday, May 5 Fri. 3:30 - 7:30pm; Sat. & Sun. 10:00am - 3:00pm Museum Admission not Required Bessie’s Closet is a free pop-up clothing store open to everyone in our community. Organized in partnership with the Acton-Boxborough United Way and supported by donations from the community, Bessie’s Closet offers new or...

Free

Nature Explorers: Trails and Maps (Registration required)

Discovery Museum Discovery Museum, 177 Main St, Acton, MA, United States

May 5, 12, 19, and 26 10:00am – 11:30am What: Join our outdoor educator for a series of outdoor explorations. In this series we will focus on navigating trails and reading and making maps. In addition we’ll spend time finding and observing the plants and animals that live their lives on the trails. Our learning...

$40
Event Series Bessie’s Closet

Bessie’s Closet

Discovery Museum Discovery Museum, 177 Main St, Acton, MA, United States

Friday, May 3 thru Sunday, May 5 Fri. 3:30 - 7:30pm; Sat. & Sun. 10:00am - 3:00pm Museum Admission not Required Bessie’s Closet is a free pop-up clothing store open to everyone in our community. Organized in partnership with the Acton-Boxborough United Way and supported by donations from the community, Bessie’s Closet offers new or...

Free

Icy Investigations

Discovery Museum Discovery Museum, 177 Main St, Acton, MA, United States

Brrrr…Things are getting chilly at the Discovery Museum. Experiment with different types of salt as you explore the unique characteristics of this solid state of water. Add in some liquid watercolors and discover just how cool science can be.

Free with admission

Backyard and Beyond: Outdoor Yoga

Discovery Museum Discovery Museum, 177 Main St, Acton, MA, United States

Join us to move your body and connect with nature while doing outdoor yoga! Yoga improves physical and mental strength, like self-awareness and focus. Kelly Western, professional yoga instructor, will lead a fun yoga class for children and adults that incorporates balance, strength, stretching, and mindfulness in the context of connecting with nature. Yoga mats...

Free with admission

The Science of “Good Enough” Relationships: Trusting and Developing Our Capacity for Simple and Authentic Human Interactions

Discovery Museum Discovery Museum, 177 Main St, Acton, MA, United States

Discovery Museum Speaker Series - Free Zoom Webinar Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 7pm to 8pm Speaker: Junlei Li, Program Chair of Human Development and Education, Saul Zaentz Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education Location: Live, via Zoom webinar Cost: Free with pre-registration What makes any of us “enough”? Whether we...

Free with pre-registration
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