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The Discovery Museum

Acton, MA


New Science Building


Project Features
  • 17,000 sf total
  • Phase 1 – extensive site clearing and preparation, additional parking
  • Phase 2 – “Discovery Woods" ADA-compliant fully accessible playscape featuring a nature trail, slide hill, willow tunnel, community swing, rain garden, and 600 sf treehouse
  • Phase 3 – 17,000 sf science museum addition and renovations to house new exhibits and program spaces

JM Coull was selected by The Discovery Museum for its multi-phase renovation and expansion project. The new spaces enable the museum to provide visitors with enhanced hands-on learning experiences through new exhibits. The project also achieves Discovery's mission to get children outside to play and explore their natural environment through the Discovery Woods feature.
Delivery Method:
Construction Management at Risk

Architect:
Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc Cambridge, MA
Award Winner:
ABC MA Chapter:
Excellence in Construction Merit Award
“Today was crazy at The Discovery Museums! In a good way! We had over 1200 visitors and at the peak of the parking when we fully ran out, Steve counted 147 cars! I wanted to give a huge thank you to John, Terry, Shane and the boys outside for being super flexible and letting us use a lot of the parking and even helping out. There was a lot of team work and as far as I could tell, the parking didn’t impede too much on the work being done. We certainly wouldn’t have had as successful of a day without having that access, we really appreciate it.”

– Cara Lonardo-Roy, Director of Visitor Experiences, The Discovery Museums