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.

During most business hours, masks are strongly encouraged but not required indoors for all staff and visitors ages 2 and up. On Tuesdays through Fridays, from 9am to 10am, masks are required indoors for all staff and visitors ages 2 and up. Masks are not required in our outdoor spaces. || NO WALK-INS PLEASE, ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED TO VISIT. ||

Today's Hours
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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—and many can be streamed live as well. Choose from more than 20 hands-on science and engineering topics to spark curiosity and love of learning! For...

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A yellow sun graphic that says Solar Saturday May 21
Saturday, May 21, 2022
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
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Join us as we explore the endless possibilities of solar energy! We’ll try out some simple experiments to see the sun’s energy in action, go on a sun scavenger hunt, and explore how solar panels help... READ MORE
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
10:30 am to 11:00 am
Join us with your family to move your body in healthy ways and connect with nature while doing... READ MORE

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Squish and sculpt as you explore some simple circuitry. We’ll discover the conductive properties of... READ MORE

Thursday, May 19, 2022
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Visit the da Vinci Workshop to experience some of the common tools used in woodworking. From... READ MORE

Friday, May 20, 2022
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Things are getting chilly at the Discovery Museum! Experiment with different types of salt as you... READ MORE

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Grandparent Discoveries Blog

Cheryl Beaudoin


Pictured: Amma, Gigi, Gammy, Mia, Gigi, Grandma B.

I remember when I was pregnant with my first baby. My mom and I brainstormed about what she would like her grandchild call her—this was a big decision, with long-term impact! She wanted something cute and unique. She


Latest News

a mom and young daughter walk across a bridge holding hands, they are in trees but it is sunny

Acton, MA – Discovery Museum announced today its conversion to on-site generated solar electricity, a key tenet of the Museum’s 5-year Sustainability Plan objective to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become carbon neutral.