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, 3:00-4:30

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

Saturday October 31 and Sunday November 1: 9-11, 12-2, 3-4:30
Join as we celebrate Halloween weekend! Dress for the occasion and give your Halloween costume the chance to spook, sparkle, and shine. Challenge yourself to a few holes of Pumpkin Putt Putt and... READ MORE
Saturday October 31 and Sunday November 1: 9-11, 12-2, 3-4:30
Join as we celebrate Halloween weekend! Dress for the occasion and give your Halloween costume the... READ MORE

Saturday October 31 and Sunday November 1: 9-11, 12-2, 3-4:30
Join as we celebrate Halloween weekend! Dress for the occasion and give your Halloween costume the... READ MORE

Thursday, Nov 5, 2020
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
—Drop in
What would a world made of mirrors look like?  Join us as we play with different kinds of... READ MORE

Saturday, Nov 7, 2020
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
—Drop in
Join us to explore light, color and reflections as we create simple but dazzling kaleidoscopes. Use... 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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Latest News

4 children hang and play on a giant, 12.5 foot tall lever with a basket swing on one end

Acton, MA - Discovery Museum announced today three new outdoor exhibits inspired by the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci, along with “... READ MORE