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.

Today's Hours
Discovery Museum 9:00-11:00, 12:00-2:00, 3:00-4:30
Discovery Woods 9:00-11:00, 12:00-2:00, 3:00-dusk

Virtual workshops available NOW!

Virtual Traveling Science Workshops

This summer we worked with teachers, administrators, and specialists to re-envision our in-class workshops as Virtual Traveling Science Workshops, with COVID-19 protocols and safety standards in place. We are thrilled to continue to offer unique Discovery Museum experiences that...

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Here's what's happening

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita of Spelman College, Moderated by Tiziana Dearing, Host of WBUR's Radio Boston
The event will take place in Eastern Standard Time, 7:00 to 8:30pm EST. Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College, is a clinical psychologist widely known for both her expertise... READ MORE
Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
The event will take place in Eastern Standard Time, 7:00 to 8:30pm EST. Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum,... READ MORE

Thursday, Jan 28, 2021
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
—Drop in
Join us as we experiment with resist painting.  Make an image created by using materials that repel... READ MORE

Saturday, Jan 30, 2021
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
—Drop in
Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create with repurposed and recycled... READ MORE

Sunday, Jan 31, 2021
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
—Drop in
Come play and explore in our ADA-compliant and universally designed museum during this special,... READ MORE

a family of 3 enjoys the Museum, wearing facial masks

Our blog: Play Matters

Brindha Muniappan

We are ready and eager to welcome you back to the Discovery Museum! Although the way we play now is a little different than it was before, our objective remains the same: to spark curiosity, inspire learning through playful exploration, and foster social connections and empathy. We also want to

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ACTON, MA – The Discovery Museum Speaker Series kicks off its 9th year with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, President Emerita of Spelman College who is widely known for her expertise on race relations and as a thought leader in higher... READ MORE