ACTON -- The Discovery Museums will receive a 2017 Commonwealth Award from The Massachusetts Cultural Council. Presented every two years, the awards honor exceptional achievement in the arts, humanities and sciences. The awards will be presented on Feb. 15, at the Statehouse.
The museums are the only winner in the Access category, which recognizes exceptional initiatives or programs that make arts and culture accessible and inclusive for older adults, persons with disabilities, and other underserved populations.
"We are thrilled and honored to earn this prestigious award for work that is central to both our mission and the hearts of our staff and Board: accessibility," CEO Neil Gordon said. "Discovery Woods was developed based on Universal Design principles to be accessible to all, regardless of ability. It is a place where inclusion can be a commonplace experience, because all kids can play together."