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Address: 177 Main St., Route 27, Acton, MA 01720
Phone Number: 978 264 4200
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Description: Two great museums—for one admission price—blend the best of science...
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.
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Great place for the little ones

The kids love this place. Two buildings. one for the little ones and the other is more geared to the pre-teen set. Friday nights are free.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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Stow, Massachusetts, United States
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Stow, Massachusetts, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The kids love this place. Two buildings. one for the little ones and the other is more geared to the pre-teen set. Friday nights are free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We recently brought our 2 year old granddaughter to the museum and she had a fabulous time. I had brought my son here years ago and it is still a wonderful hands on place for children to explore. The exhibits range from a water room with a giant bubble machine to a back yard sleep out with a tree fort,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I live in Houston and would love to see this kind of museum/playhouse. Discovery lends itself to sparking children's imagination and creative play. The staff is very helpful. Discount passes are available at the local libraries. They have lots of fun activities throughout the year so it's worth checking their calendar on a regular basis.

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
43 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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 

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