The Broad Discovery Center is an active, public educational space that showcases how researchers in Kendall Square and around the world are seeking to understand and treat human disease.
Visitors can immerse themselves in interactive and informative exhibits across five galleries and learn how researchers at Broad and our partner institutions are teaming up with collaborators across the globe to chase down the basis of psychiatric conditions, cancer, infectious diseases, and more, develop new strategies for treatment, and build datasets and technologies to share with scientists everywhere.
Over 200 Broadies across science and administration collaborated to update the 7,100-square-foot atrium lobby, previously known as the DNAtrium, into a publicly accessible museum.
The Broad Discovery Center is a flexible space that allows us to continue hosting scientific meetings, events, and poster sessions in an appealing destination for Broadies, visiting scientists, local residents, tour groups, college students, patients participating in research, and others.
The Broad Discovery Center will begin operating regular staffed hours on October 31, Monday-Wednesday, 10:00 - 3:00 but will be available for self-guided experiences during normal business hours.
Photo credit: Gretchen Ertl.
Broad Museum Planning Team
Chief Communications Officer
Associate Director, Scientific Public Engagement and Broad Discovery Center
Senior Science Writer
Karen Zusi-Tran (Editorial lead)
Senior Media Relations Manager
Senior Graphic Designer
Project Manager II, Communications
Space planning & design
Senior Director, Facilities
Consultant/Senior Project Manager,
Space Planning & Design
A. Nora Long
Allessandra DiCorato, Leah Eisenstadt, Corie Lok, Kevin Middleton, Russell Murachver, and Scott Sassone from the Office of Communications supported the science content team for the museum’s digital exhibit development. Various members of BITS, Security, and Facilities teams have worked alongside the museum planning team to help in the installation and operations of the new space.
From conceptualization, planning, and design, to content development, installation, and operations, every aspect of the Discovery Center is emblematic of the Broad’s commitment to community and collaboration.
For Broadies with questions related to hosting an event in or adjacent to the lobby, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, the Discovery Center is not a rentable venue by external users.