Play matters

Our philosophy starts with the simple belief that kids are capable of incredible things. Our job is to nurture that ability; our goal is to support kids' healthy development. Play is how kids learn--here, it is in both a STEM-rich environment and inviting outdoor experience.

Our campus is currently under construction as we prepare for solar power. Please follow all temporary signage and keep children with you at all times. Advance ticket reservations are required to visit and masks must be worn indoors by all visitors ages 2+. Thank you for your patience as we go green!

Today's Hours
Discovery Museum 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discovery Woods 9:00am to 4:30pm
students participate in a weather experiment

Spark Discovery in the Classroom!

Traveling Science Workshops

Highly skilled, dynamic educators inspire students and their teachers with fun, hands-on STEM workshops delivered in-person in the classroom. Choose from more than 20 hands-on science and engineering topics to spark curiosity and love of learning! For students in grades PreK to 8.

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Here's what's happening

A girl's hands are seen stacking colorful paper cups about 12 rows high a pile of cups are on the table in front of the tower
Saturday, Nov 27, 2021
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
—Drop in
Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create with repurposed and recycled materials. Challenge yourself to build a one-of-a-kind tower made entirely out of cups. How high can you... READ MORE
Saturday, Nov 27, 2021
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
—Drop in
Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create with repurposed and recycled... READ MORE

Sunday, Nov 28, 2021
10:00 am to 10:45 am
—Drop in
A great way for the whole family to enjoy time outdoors, our Sensory Sundays program will be held... READ MORE

Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Have you ever wondered how you can see yourself in a mirror? Join us as we play with different... READ MORE

Thursday, Dec 2, 2021
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
—Drop in
Who knows what Mother Nature will bring this year but guarantee a little “snow” for the holidays... READ MORE

a hand-written camp schedule for toddlers

Grandparent Discoveries Blog

Cheryl Beaudoin

Last summer I hosted Camp Gigi, a one-week summer “camp” for my grandchildren, with the simple goal of creating strong memories for them with me and with each other. I was very excited to do this but will admit that, even as a retired teacher, it seemed a bit daunting  to plan a full week of


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Portrait of Marie Beam leaning on a wooden railing with the Discovery Treehouse behind her.

MetroWest Museum Professionals Win Coveted Excellence Awards

(Arlington, MA) – The New England Museum Association (NEMA) announces three Metrowest area professionals and NEMA members have won awards in NEMA’s eighth annual... READ MORE