Learn about local women who work in neuroscience, geoarcheology, and other scientific fields at a new exhibit at Acton’s Discovery Museum. “Picture Yourself: Women in STEAM” features six portraits by local female artists that highlight New England female scientists with a range of backgrounds, ethnicities, and interests. You’ll learn about Bulbul Chakraborty, a condensed-matter theorist who teaches physics at Brandeis University; Maureen Ritchey, a cognitive neuroscientist and professor at Boston College; and Ellice Patterson, a biologist and founder of Abilities Dance Boston, a nonprofit dance company. Don’t miss the virtual (Sept. 29) and in-person (Oct. 2) events when local scientists and artists talk about their work and research. The museum’s First Friday Nights Free program starts Oct. 1, when visitors get free admission, 4:30-7:30 p.m., on the first Friday of each month through June; admission $15.50 for 1 and older, $14.50 60 and older. Reservations required. 978-264-4200, www.discoveryacton.org.