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

Sparking Discovery in the Classroom

Traveling Science Workshops

Since 1992, our highly skilled, dynamic educators have inspired students with fun, hands-on STEM workshops delivered right in the classroom. From Physical Changes of Matter to Force & Motion to Weather, topics are designed to spark curiosity and strengthen the practices of science and ...

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Here's what's happening

Closeup photo of smiling Dr. Beresin
Wednesday, Aug 12, 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
A two-part mini-series answering your questions on Coronavirus and Family Mental Health
Wednesday, Aug 12, 2020
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
A two-part mini-series answering your questions on Coronavirus and Family Mental Health

Thursday, Sep 24, 2020
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Pre-registration is required; registration link will go live 6 weeks prior to the event.

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Pre-registration is required; registration link will go live 6 weeks prior to the event.

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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Latest News

Discovery Museum will reopen to the public on July 28th, with free admission for all visitors through August 23. Visitation will begin with Member Only weeks from July 14 through July 26.

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