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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  • LEGO® ZONE

    You bring your imagination and we'll supply the LEGOs. Build a tall tower or build a colorful castle. Build a...

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    Sat, May 27 - Sun, May 28, 2017

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  • Wacky Bubbles

    Can a bubble be flat? Can we make a bubble cube? Play and experiment with bubbles of different shapes and...

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    Tue, May 30, 2017

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  • First Friday Nights Free!

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

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    Fri, Jun 2, 2017

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  • Celebrate National Trails Day: Take a StoryWalk

    Get a breath of fresh air as you take in a good book! Celebrate National Trails Day and head outside...

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    Sat, Jun 3, 2017

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  • Tinker Tuesday: Threading Things

    Dust off your thinking cap, warm up your imagination, and join us as we tinker about with straws, beads, colored...

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    Tue, Jun 13, 2017

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