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.
Update: Thursday, March 26, 2020
Discovery Museum be closed through May 4, due to business restrictions in MA to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Along with museum visitation, all birthday parties, Field Trips, Especially for Me events and rentals during this time are all cancelled. We... READ MORE
Popular series, now in its 10th year, offers free access for families of children with an autism spectrum disorder, are deaf or hard of hearing, or have a visual impairment.
ACTON - The Discovery Museum has announced 2020 dates of their Especially for Me series of free... READ MORE
New exhibition will run January 18 through May 10, 2020
If your parents never let you break open your Etch A Sketch® to find out how it works, or if you’ve been wondering how to stop your toddler’s push toy from making such an infernal racket, you’ll love TOYS: The Inside... READ MORE
ACTON, MA – National Grid Foundation has awarded $15,000 to Discovery Museum to provide in-school Traveling Science Workshops and museum field trips to elementary and middle school students in Lowell and Lawrence for the 2019-2020 school year. Up to 1,000 students will be served through the... READ MORE
Dear Friend of the Museum,
It’s OK for children’s museum staff to love a good party. Especially when the party is all about supporting the programs that make the museum accessible to more families. Recently, we had a great party. At this year’s Discovery Gala,... READ MORE
ACTON, MA – Discovery Museum and Raytheon are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the museum’s Military Appreciation Program, which provides free museum admission for active duty military members and their families, and free school Field Trips to fourth and fifth grade classes from Hanscom... READ MORE
Acton, MA – Discovery Museum is pleased to welcome to its Board of Directors J. Kevin Nugent, Ph.D.
Dr. Nugent is Founder and Director of the Brazelton Institute in the Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is also Professor Emeritus at the University of... READ MORE
Free admission and extended Friday hours begin October 4th
ACTON, MA – Discovery Museum announced the return of their First Friday Nights Free! program for 2019-2020, kicking off on Friday, October 4th.
From October through June, the Museum will be open 4:... READ MORE
ACTON, MA – Discovery Museum will host its annual fundraising event, Discovery Gala 2019: Play It Forward, on October 5, 2019 at the Discovery Museum. Supporters are invited to “wear your jeans and bring your curiosity” for a grown-ups only evening of creative cocktails, playful cuisine... READ MORE