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Address: 177 Main St., Route 27, Acton, MA 01720
Phone Number: 978 264 4200
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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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Went back after many years away!!! Also save $$

I confess! I hated being home with my kids! Loved being with the kids but didn't like the hanging around the house part! So when my two were small (about 12 years ago) I had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I confess! I hated being home with my kids! Loved being with the kids but didn't like the hanging around the house part! So when my two were small (about 12 years ago) I had memberships to several places and this was one of them! So when a friend with 3 young boys (4- 9 yrs old) visited off we... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A wonderful place to spend a few hours with grandkids. Special memories: the artwork from the weighted machine with magic markers and the diner where kids serve the adult.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This was a fun afternoon trip for my girls (5 and 7). The Children's museum was a bit too elementary for them both but the science museum definitely captivated them. They explored, make a craft, discovered how things worked and learned a lot. They are excited to go back.

Thank Jennifer P
Budapest, Hungary
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36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This place is so fun for the kids. You can spend hours here. Highly recommend a family membership if you live in the area!

Thank scdBudapest
Framingham, Massachusetts
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343 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

They have two buildings, one for the younger kids, say around 5 and order, and the second building for kids around 9 thru 12. It does cost to go in but for around 2 hours there is plenty of things for them to try and learn with. There is also a small woodworking area that my grandkids especially love.

Thank bsk_10
Sutton, Massachusetts, United States
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

My children, husband and I had a great day here. The kids are 1,2, and 5 and the children's museum was perfect for those ages! The other museum was great too and definitely not just for young children. We will definitely return :)

Thank LindsayGraf
Acton, MA
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We moved to Acton 30 years ago. My kids were 5 and almost 2. We were thrilled to find out there was a children's museum right in our home town. The Acton Children's Museum had been open for a year or so and was housed in an old Victorian era house. The target age was baby to about 5 years... More 

1 Thank Challah
Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This place has lots of fun things for kids of all ages. The front house has great themed rooms for babies and young kids. My daughter loved the camping room! Next door is also a little building for having birthdays. The building on the top of the hill has great science related displays as well as creative activities. My favorite... More 

Thank Asg007
Stow, Massachusetts, United States
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107 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 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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77 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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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