This museum wants to get kids playing outdoors this summer

from Boston Metro
By Rachel Raczka

To do it, they built a seriously amazing treehouse.

While most museums aim to challenge and inspire creative thinking in young minds with their childrens' programs, the Discovery Museums in Acton just wants kids to put down the screens and get outside. 

“We had a big opportunity in the fact that we had our existing property and an adjoining conservation land property,” explains Discovery Museums CEO Neil Gordon. “We decided we wanted to find ways to reconnect kids with nature and the outdoors.”

Faced with 4.5 existing acres, and a conjoining 180 of conservation land ... READ MORE