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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  • International Mud Day!

    Scoop, sculpt, and squish as we celebrate International Mud Day! Whip up some mud pies, create a mud painting, and...

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    Wed, Jun 29, 2016

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  • Make a Mess: Ice Art

    Cool off and create with ice paint! Slide frozen paint popsicles across your paper, and they will melt into a...

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    Tue, Jul 5, 2016

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  • Free Friday Night Fun! with FortNight!

    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, Jul 8, 2016

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  • Backyard Birds with Blue Hills Trailside Museum

    Enjoy a unique opportunity to see some feathered friends up close with a trained naturalist from the Blue Hills Trailside...

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    Sat, Jul 9, 2016

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  • Take Aparts

    Are you curious about what's inside telephones and computers? Grab a screwdriver and discover resistors and capacitors as you uncover...

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    Tue, Jul 12, 2016

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