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.

WE'VE REOPENED! Please note that our new driveway entrance is 20' north of the old one, which is now closed. Please follow all temporary signage. There are dirt and gravel piles on our site--please be sure to keep children with you at all times in our parking lot and do not allow them to climb the piles. 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

Head and shoulders photo of a smiling Dr. Mona Minkara
Thursday, Oct 21, 2021
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Mona Minkara, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at Northeastern University
Mona Minkara is a blind Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at Northeastern University. She lost her vision at a young age having been diagnosed with macular degeneration and cone-rod dystrophy at... READ MORE
Thursday, Oct 21, 2021
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Mona Minkara is a blind Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at Northeastern University. She lost... READ MORE

Friday, Oct 22, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
—Drop in
Discover the wonders of chemistry as we celebrate National Chemistry Week. Join us for fun, hands-... READ MORE

Saturday, Oct 23, 2021
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
—Drop in
Discover the wonders of chemistry as we celebrate National Chemistry Week. Join us for fun, hands-... READ MORE

Sunday, Oct 24, 2021
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
—Drop in
Join us for this special, afternoon event for ALL our previous Especially for Me families, as well... READ MORE

a grandfather sits next to his 1 year old granddaughter as she sits astride a large dinosaur statue

Grandparent Discoveries Blog

Cheryl Beaudoin

Discovery Museum CEO Neil Gordon became a grandfather just over a year ago. Neil’s grandfather name is Gogo! I always love hearing how grandparent names come about—for Neil it was because of one of the first books he read to his granddaughter was “Go, Grandpa, Go!”  Love it!!! ("Go, Grandpa

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Latest News

Dear Friend of the Museum,

Let me be clear right up front: I am equally proud of all four of my kids. But as our team at the Museum thinks about the importance of gender representation of STEM professionals to our young visitors, I can’t... READ MORE