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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  • 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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  • First Friday Nights Free!

    Both Museums Open Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night on the first Friday of every...

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    Fri, May 1, 2015

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  • Design! Build! KEVA! Official Opening Day!

    Science Discovery Museum Our traveling exhibit, Design! Build! KEVA! is back! What will you build with 15,000 KEVA planks? Every hardwood...

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    Sat, May 2, 2015

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  • Make a MESS: Say it Ain't Sew!

    Children's Discovery Classroom Needles and thread, no need to be wary; for working with fabric really isn't that scary! Find...

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    Wed, May 6, 2015

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  • Mother's Day Papermaking

    Science Discovery Museum Explore the science of papermaking as you design and create your own Mother's Day card to share...

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    Fri, May 8, 2015

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  • Birds of Prey with Blue Hills Trailside Museum

    Science Discovery Museum Enjoy a unique opportunity to see some feathered friends up close with a trained naturalist from the...

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    Fri, May 15, 2015

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