The Discovery Museums

The Discovery Museums is a non-profit science and children's museum in Acton, Massachusetts, United States. Established in 1982, the Children's Discovery Museum and the Science Discovery Museum share a campus.HistoryThe Children's Discovery Museum was founded in 1982 by Donald B. Verger, a math teacher and naturalist. The Science Discovery Museum opened in 1988. An additional parcel that increased the campus size by half was purchased and a new master plan was commissioned in 2008.Current exhibitsThe Children's Discovery Museum current exhibits include the Assabet River Water Table, Bessie's Play Diner, Air Play, Backyard at Night, Sensations, S.S. Discover, the Chain Reaction Room, the Adventure fort, and the Train Room. Former exhibits include the Rainbow Room, Safari Room, Dinosaur Room, and Grandma's Attic.The Science Discovery Museum permanent exhibits include Earth Science, Inventor's Workshop, Rubber Ball Music Wall, and Sea of Clouds.BuildingsThe Children's Discovery Museum is housed in a 3-story Victorian house, built in 1880, that has 3500ft2 of floor space in ten rooms. The Science Discovery Museum is housed in a purpose-built postmodern building designed by E. Verner Johnson & Associates. It has 8200ft2 of floor space.Former DirectorsDonald VergerKathleen ComptonDeborah Gilpin Michael W. Judd


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