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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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Fun for all ages!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
LindsayGraf
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Sutton, Massachusetts, United States
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Sutton, Massachusetts, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 :)

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Acton, MA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 

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Stow, Massachusetts, United States
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86 reviews 86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
10 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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