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Discovery Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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1st & 2nd graders loved it

What sets this museum apart from the Children’s Museum of Boston is that the museum has an awesome... read more

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 year old and 3 year old

Was there 2 hours and could have stayed longer, but we ran out of time. We will be back! The 3... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Average5%
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“water room”(4 reviews)
“all ages”(10 reviews)
Discovery Museum is a hands-on museum that blends science, nature, and play, inspiring families to explore and learn together. The museum and its Discovery Woods accessible outdoor nature playscape and 550 sf treehouse blend the best of STEAM...more
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177 Main St, Acton, MA 01720-3647
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Reviewed today via mobile

What sets this museum apart from the Children’s Museum of Boston is that the museum has an awesome outdoor play area, focusing on being more in tune with nature and just good ole make-believe fun. The tree house is a large area for younger kids...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was there 2 hours and could have stayed longer, but we ran out of time. We will be back! The 3 year old loved the vacuum tubes and water tables. The 1 year old loved the train. There’s an entire area outside that we never...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to make discoveries for kids ages 3 to 11. My grandson had a great afternoon! Price is right!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem! We took my 3 yr old son and niece for the afternoon. We started with a meltdown in the lobby but were able to quickly distract the kids with the water room and from then on they were in hog heaven. Kids...More

Thank klockol
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Newly renovated with plat space indoors and out. Children play to learn at this delightful museum. Well worth a visit.

Thank 4GCP
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

I have been a financial supporter of the children's museum when my children were young. Now that I have a two year old grandson, I once again, find it a perfect museum to stop by near the end of the day and enjoy all the...More

1  Thank scout01742
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Took 9 year old grandson who was visiting. He interacted with a lot of exhibits and rated it a good visit. Lots of adults playing taking up space where kids could have been playing. Still geared toward younger children. Likely best for children up through...More

Thank Mimi2JKE
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Excellent place to take kids, especially with first Friday nights free in summer! A wide range of activities. They now also have a new outdoor space with treehouse and some more exhibits to explore inside. Fun for all!

1  Thank Sridharan T
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

This jewel of a discovery ‘museum’ was very good before, but limited by its space. With the opening in February and with the terrific adjacent treehouse and playground, it has moved up to top notch. The creativity of the huge variety of interactive exhibits offers...More

2  Thank Ron N
Reviewed May 1, 2018

I cannot comment on the Discovery Museum itself as we were unable to go. It is closed every Monday. This means it is closed for almost every school holiday, which is VERY disappointing. This is a prime time for enjoying time with your kid(s). I'll...More

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discoverymuseums, Manager at Discovery Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

hi Mumsy5, so sorry you tried to visit and we were closed. We are closed on Mondays during the school year, EXCEPT we are OPEN on most school holiday Mondays: President's Day, Patriots Day, Christmas vacation week, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day etc. We even opened...More

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May 25, 2018|
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Response from Ron N | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. As an adult I could have happily spent a couple hours with some of the interactive stations.
June 16, 2017|
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Response from discoverymuseums | Property representative |
Hi! Admission is $12.50 for adults and kids, $11.50 for seniors 60+. Children under 1 are free, as are teachers. Also, we are open with free admission every Friday night during the summer months, June 23 through September... More
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October 22, 2015|
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Response from bratface | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is! Skip the house near the road and go straight up to the science building. Even if she's as smart as a high schooler you could challenge her with how she would translate the topics she is learning in class into... More