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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  • Backyard Builders

    Blankets and boxes become forts, castles, spaceships, and more!!! Design, build, and explore as we fill the museum's yard with...

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    Sat, May 28, 2016

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  • First Friday Nights Free! (and Meet the Scientists!)

    Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night on the first Friday of every month! We will...

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    Fri, Jun 3, 2016

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  • Backyard and Beyond: Celebrate National Trails Day

    Did you know that there are wonderful nature trails right outside the Discovery Museums' door? Join us to explore some...

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    Sat, Jun 4, 2016

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  • Make a MESS: Paper Sculpting

    Let's get our hands messy! We'll create 3D sculptures, turning everyday materials into works of art. The Make a MESS (...

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    Tue, Jun 7, 2016

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  • Backyard and Beyond: Going to the Pond

    Are you ready to get muddy and wet? Take a short walk with us to Skate Pond to do some...

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    Wed, Jun 8, 2016

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