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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  • 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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  • Celebrate National Scavenger Hunt Day! Woodland Trail Hunt

    All day, outdoors The Discovery Museums Head to our Woodland Trail and put your skills for observation and exploration to...

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    Sun, May 24, 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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    Sat, May 30, 2015

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