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.

We will be closed Monday, 9/6 through Monday, 9/27 as site work begins to install solar panels—we will be 100% solar powered by year end! All family memberships have been extended by 1 month. We apologize for the inconvenience—thank you for your support as we go green!

Today's Hours
Discovery Museum CLOSED through Monday, 9/27
Discovery Woods CLOSED through Monday, 9/27
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.


Learn more

Here's what's happening

Thursday, Sep 23, 2021
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Varshini Prakash, Founder of The Sunrise Movement
Varshini Prakash is the Executive Director and co-founder of Sunrise, a movement of young people working to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process through the Green New... READ MORE
Thursday, Sep 23, 2021
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Varshini Prakash is the Executive Director and co-founder of Sunrise, a movement of young people... READ MORE

Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021
9:30 am to 11:00 am
—Drop in
Join us in Discovery Woods as we collect some of nature’s “treasures” … stones, pebbles, leaves,... READ MORE

Wednesday, September 29, 6:00pm to 7:30pm EDT
Join Discovery Museum as we celebrate the women behind the Museum’s newest exhibit, Picture... READ MORE

Thursday, Sep 30, 2021
9:30 am to 11:00 am
—Drop in
Can you duplicate nature’s textures? You can if you create a frottage! Explore Discovery Woods as... READ MORE

a young boy plays with cars on a low table

Grandparent Discoveries Blog

Cheryl Beaudoin

 

Almost all creativity involves purposeful play. —Abraham Maslow

Grandparents play with their grandchildren in so many ways.  Whether it’s building with blocks or LEGOs, creating things with clay or play dough, or making a puzzle together, these activities can provide

READ MORE

Latest News

two portraits of female scientists

Museum to host Picture Yourself: Women in STEAM virtual and in-person events on September 29 and October 2

ACTON -- Who do you see when you picture a scientist? Do you see a stranger in a lab coat, or perhaps a family... READ MORE