Visit the first Friday night of each month—every Friday night in summer!—with free admission 4:30 to 8:00pm. We gladly accept non-perishable food donations for local pantries. Reservations required.
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.
Our 550-square foot, fully accessible treehouse and surrounding nature playscape will get you playing outside—12 months a year!
Great play is what every kid needs, and every kid deserves.
The Museum combines the best STEAM exhibits from our original two museums—for little kids, big kids, and adults—and much more!
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.
9:00am to 4:30pm
Reservations required, no walk-ins
Application now open for 2024 Discovery Museum Scholarships
Four $1,500 scholarships will be awarded to high school juniors or seniors in MA who embody the mission and values of the Museum, to support the next leg of their educational journeys. (Photo shows 2023 recipients.)
How To Have Brave Conversations that Build Empathetic Kids
Join us on March 6 via live Zoom webinar, as Dr. Valora Washington discusses how adults can have the brave conversations that develop kids' sense of empathy over judgment and respect for the complex world we live in. Free with advance registration.
Give the gift of Discovery!
Discovery Museum single-use admission passes make a wonderful gift! You can purchase online, in person, or over the phone and we will send them via U.S. Mail to you or your recipient (electronic passes are not available).