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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    Twigs and leaves and rocks and seeds, can you find all the items on the scavenger hunt list? Explore the...

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    Wed, Aug 5, 2015

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  • Cold As Ice: A 300lb Block of Ice!

    Get ready for a cold day in August! Make chilly discoveries when you put salt, coins, and liquid watercolors on...

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    Thu, Aug 6, 2015

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  • Natural Connections: Bug Hunt

    Join us for a bug scavenger hunt! What kind of creepy crawlies can you spot on the Museums grounds? Check...

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    Sat, Aug 8, 2015

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  • Free Friday Night Fun! with Maynard Community Band

    Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night every Friday throughout the summer! We will gratefully accept...

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    Fri, Aug 14, 2015

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    What can you build with just some twine and things you find in the woods? Frames, fairy teepees, weavings, pine...

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    Wed, Aug 19, 2015

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