the new discovery museum

If you haven’t already heard, the construction of the new building at the Discovery Museum in Acton, Massachusetts has been completed and will open its doors with a celebration weekend, March 3rd – 4th, 2018.  We got a sneak peek during a members preview day and were blown away by the sheer size of the new building; its spacious and modern feel; and how the museum managed to combine the elements of two buildings into one.

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crafting :: toilet paper roll crayons

The Concord Museum in Concord, Massachusetts has a special exhibit during November and December called “Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature“. During the holiday season, the museum is filled with about 30 or so trees that are decorated by original ornaments based on children’s storybooks. Volunteer decorators use their imagination to dress up the trees based on a story’s theme, illustrations, or characters.  Our daughter’s kindergarten class took a field trip there and she enjoyed it so much that she wanted to go back so that she could show me her favorite trees. It really was quite an amazing and inspiring exhibit!  So much creativity was poured into making each tree a work of art.

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