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

Closeup photo of smiling Dr. Beresin
Thursday, Oct 8, 2020
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Gene Beresin, M.D., Executive Director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
Part 2 of two-part mini series answering your questions on Coronavirus and Family Mental Health; participation in Part 1 is not at all necessary. 
Thursday, Oct 8, 2020
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Part 2 of two-part mini series answering your questions on Coronavirus and Family Mental Health;... READ MORE

Friday, Oct 9, 2020
10:00 am to 10:30 am
Explore sound through singing and playing from the comfort of your own home! Move, make music,... READ MORE

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Pre-registration is required; registration link will go live approximately 4 weeks prior to the... READ MORE

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Pre-registration is required; registration link will go live 6 weeks prior to the event.

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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a young girl wearing a face mask drops stones into buckets suspended on a pulley

Dear Friend of the Museum,

It would be a huge understatement to say this is a September unlike any other.