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

Executive direction

Todd Golub
Institute Director



Leadership sponsor

Lee McGuire
Chief Communications Officer



Project lead

Namrata Sengupta
Associate Director, Scientific Public Engagement and Broad Discovery Center
Science content

Megan Talkington
Senior Science Writer


Kelsey Tsipis
Development Writer


Karen Zusi-Tran (Editorial lead)
Senior Media Relations Manager



Illustration

Susanna Hamilton
Senior Graphic Designer




 
Project manager

Shannon Humphreys
Project Manager II, Communications



Space planning & design

Sarah Cottet
Senior Director, Facilities


Jeanne MacLellan
Consultant/Senior Project Manager,
Space Planning & Design



Operations

A. Nora Long
Operations Specialist,
Community Engagement. 

 

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.

Contacts

To learn more about the Broad Discovery Center, visit broaddiscoverycenter.org or email discoverycenter@broadinstitute.org.
 

For Broadies with questions related to hosting an event in or adjacent to the lobby, email events@broadinstitute.org. Please note, the Discovery Center is not a rentable venue by external users. 

Latest Announcement

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Preview the new Broad Discovery Center at the Cambridge Science Festival, October 3-6, 2022.  Photo credit: Gretchen Ertl.
The Broad Discovery Center is opening to the public this fall, with preview at Cambridge Science Festival
We have transformed the Merkin Building (415 Main St) lobby into a public educational space for Broadies, friends, collaborators, students, and visitors.