The Discovery Museums

The Discovery Museums offer hands-on, playful exhibits, developed by professional educators, that inspire curiosity, exploration, experimentation and imagination.

177 Main Street, Acton, MA 01720

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The Discovery Museums are the children's and science museums of Metrowest Boston, paired on a single campus in Acton, MA. The two museums--the Science Discovery Museum and the Children's Discovery Museum--serve families and schools from towns throughout the region, with a commitment to informal education that enhances classroom learning. The Discovery Museums combine manageable scale, convenient location and free parking to provide a fun and engaging experience where children and adults can discover their world together. The museums are open for free every Friday night during summer months, and the first Friday night of each month during the school year. We also offer free hours and programming for families with children on the Autism spectrum, and children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Please visit website for details.

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  • First Friday Nights Free!

    Join us with free admission and explore our two museums--the Children's Discovery Museum for ages 0-6, and the Science Discovery...

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    Fri, Apr 3, 2015

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  • Brain Building in Progress Week! Peep Science Adventures: Making Prints

    Outside Children's Discovery Classroom How can we create identical images? Experiment with paint and household objects as we create colorful...

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    Wed, Apr 8, 2015

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  • The Discovery Museums Speaker Series Event with Frank Bruni

    Register now for the next event in The Discovery Museums Speaker Series. New York Times op-ed columnist, Frank Bruni will...

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    Mon, Apr 13, 2015

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  • Meet the Scientists!

    Science Discovery Museum What's it like to be a scientist? Find out in this special program when you talk to...

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    Mon, Apr 20, 2015

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  • Backyard Builders

    Bessie's Tent From forts to fairyhouses, gnome homes to hide-a-ways - what will you build in the museums' backyard?! Design,...

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    Thu, Apr 23, 2015

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  • Make a MESS: April Showers...

    Science Discovery Museum ...Bring May flowers! Discover all the ingredients plants need to grow healthy and strong while constructing a...

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    Thu, Apr 30, 2015

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