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The Discovery Museums

177 Main St., Route 27, Acton, MA 01720
978 264 4200
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Acton
Type: Museums
Owner description: Two great museums—for one admission price—blend the best of science, children’s and environmental learning on a beautiful 4.5 acre campus. The Science... more » Owner description: Two great museums—for one admission price—blend the best of science, children’s and environmental learning on a beautiful 4.5 acre campus. The Science Discovery Museum and Children’s Discovery Museum offer hands-on, playful exhibits developed by professional educators to inspire curiosity, exploration, experimentation and imagination. « less
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We took our 16 month old daughter to the Discovery Museum in Acton and the front building (ie not the Science one) was perfect for her. I had emailed them previously to see if they had anything for little little kids as it's tough for her age group at some of the bigger museums and they said their museum was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My 7 year old son loves this place which makes visiting grandma a little more bearable, especially on a rainy day! Separated into 2 buildings, older kids and younger kids can find something to their likings.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

These two museums have countless interactive activities for little children. Each room offers new exhibits that actually spark the curiosity of both kids and adults. The children's museum has a diner where children can pretend to operate a business and serve their friends and family. There is also a room where children can roll down golf balls down ramps and... More

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Acton, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Easy access and fun activities for your kids to do. Love the summer camps they have and my kids have enjoyed going to them. Always changing the exhibits.

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Maynard, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I've only been to the younger side of the museum - great interactive things for kids, cars, balls, chalk boards, things to crawl through and investigate, the outdoor dinosaur was a hit also if you live close enough, having a membership is a nice idea.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Great place to take the kids to learn and have fun. Everything from a dress up or Lego room to figuring out how a tournado happens. Older kid will get board but will learn too the all enjoy the life size Spirograph!

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I brought my 14-month-old here and she had a blast! She had a great time splashing in their big water table (water-proof cover-up available), playing with the ball exhibit, piling tickets up in the train room, and sitting in a boat in the sea room. She was easily entertained for an hour and a half and could have stayed longer.... More

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discoverymuseums, Director of Marketing at The Discovery Museums, responded to this review

Hi, thank you so much for your feedback, and sharing your experience with others! I am glad your daughter enjoyed her time at The Discovery Museums. Thank you also for your feedback regarding the admission price. I'd like to share some information that may help you visit again for free or at a reduced price: - The museums are open... More

Acton, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The membership for those that live nearby is worth the price. My kids were never tired of going to these two unique experiences. Special activities and events were always well done too.

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Norton, Massachusetts, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I brought my 3 kids (5,7,9) to the museum on the recommendation of the mother who is an elementary school teacher. On arrival (on weekend during April vacation) there was plenty of parking. Admission was very reasonable compared with other children's museums I have visited (Boston, Easton, Philadelphia). We visited the building geared towards older kids. Building was several levels... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

This is a great place to visit with young children if you take a few simple things into consideration before visiting. Weekdays seem to be less busy than weekends. It's a small museum and can get quite crowded quickly. On the day I was recently there it seemed that the adult/child ratio was 3/1. Lots of big bodies in small... More

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