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Free Friday Nights!

Visit the first Friday night of each month—every Friday night in summer!—with free admission 4:30 to 8:00pm. We gladly accept food donations for local pantries. Reservations required.

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Discovery Museum on Chronicle!

WCVB-TV's Chronicle profiled Discovery Museum as part of its Milestone series, in honor of our 40th anniversary. Our segment begins at 3:10.

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Especially for Me!

We offer special free admission hours for families with children with an ASD, hearing or vision loss, sensory sensitivities and more, because we want every child to be able to visit.

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Play and Explore in Discovery Woods

Our 550-square foot, fully accessible treehouse and surrounding nature playscape will get you playing outside—12 months a year!

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Play Matters

Great play is what every kid needs, and every kid deserves.

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Science | Nature | Play

The Museum combines the best STEAM exhibits from our original two museums—for little kids, big kids, and adults—and much more!

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 STEAM-rich environment and inviting outdoor experience.

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Best of Boston 2018 – Awarded by Boston Magazine
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