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 25% off membership sale ends June 30th! You can deduct the price you pay for admission from the cost of a membership within 24 hours of your visit, and apply the sale discount!

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

Thursday, Jun 24, 2021
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
—Drop in
Are you curious about what’s inside everyday electronics? Grab some tools and discover resistors, capacitors, gears and more as you uncover the inner workings of household gadgets and gizmos.
Tuesday, June 8 through Sunday, June 20; closed noon to 1:00 for caterpillar rest —Drop in
Join us as The Caterpillar Lab, located in Malborough, NH, takes over our Community Gallery and... READ MORE

Thursday, Jun 24, 2021
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
—Drop in
Are you curious about what’s inside everyday electronics? Grab some tools and discover resistors,... READ MORE

Friday, Jun 25, 2021
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Join us with free admission and explore the Museum and Discovery Woods at night--every Friday... READ MORE

Thursday, Jul 1, 2021
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Join us as we experiment with resist painting.  Make an image created by using materials that repel... READ MORE

a boy bends down to look in a mirror while upside down

Play Matters Blog

Denise LeBlanc

From the archive

Are you a scientist? Most people would be quick to answer “no” about themselves. But in reality, we are all natural scientists and practice science in our everyday lives. We are born experimenters: from the baby who puts things in her mouth, to

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Latest News

Yellow block with white words "Summer Friday Nights Free!" with navy blue moon and spark

Free admission on Friday nights will kick off on June 25

ACTON - Discovery Museum announced today that their popular Summer Friday Nights Free program will return beginning June 25. Visitors can enjoy the Museum with free... READ MORE