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, high school and college students, patients participating in research, and others.

The Broad Discovery Center operates regular staffed hours Monday - Wednesday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM and is available for self-guided experiences during building hours Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

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


A. Nora Long
Senior Operations Specialist, Community Engagement

Rebecca Devereaux
Visitor Experience Assistant

Content Leads

Megan Talkington
Senior Science Writer

Karen Zusi-Tran 
Senior Media Relations Manager


Susanna Hamilton
Senior Graphic Designer

Ricardo Job-Reese
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


Allessandra DiCorato, Leah Eisenstadt, Corie Lok, Kevin Middleton, Russell Murachver, and Scott Sassone from the Office of Communications and Kelsey Tsipis from Development 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.


To learn more about the Broad Discovery Center, visit or email

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

Latest Announcement

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.