Discovery Museum

Discovery Museum is a hands-on museum that blends science, nature, and play, inspiring families to explore and learn together.

177 Main Street (route 27), Acton, MA 01720

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Discovery Museum is a hands-on museum that blends science, nature, and play, inspiring families to explore and learn together. The museum and its Discovery Woods accessible outdoor nature playscape and 550sf treehouse blend the best of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) learning on a beautiful 4.5-acre campus abutting 180 acres of conservation land in Acton, MA, about 20 miles west of Boston. Originally founded in 1982 and expanded to two museums in 1987, the museum reopened in a single, 16,000sf accessible building after a complete renovation and expansion in early 2018. Hands-on, open-ended exhibits developed by professional educators inspire curiosity and exploration, providing a fun and engaging experience for children and adults to 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 with special needs. Please visit website for details.

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  • Halloween Trail Walk and Treasure Hunt

    Get dressed up in your Halloween costumes and take a walk through the woods with us. We'll be using a...

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    Wed, Oct 31, 2018

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  • Backyard and Beyond: Forest Fridays

    A great way for the whole family to enjoy time outdoors, our Forest Friday program will be held outside, no...

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    Fri, Nov 23, 2018

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  • LEGO® ZONE

    You bring your imagination and we'll supply the LEGOs. Try your hand at some fun LEGO challenges and games, or...

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    Sat, Nov 24 - Sun, Nov 25, 2018

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  • Lantern Light-Up

    2:00pm - 4:00pm, Lantern Making 4:15pm, Lantern Procession through Fairyborough Can you construct a lantern? We'll have all the materials...

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    Tue, Nov 27, 2018

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