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Address: 177 Main St, Acton, MA 01720-3647
Phone Number: +1 978-264-4200

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 family fun and education

Fun place for all ages. With recent treehouse play area there is no some outdoor space for kids to run, play and slide in. Make sure to visit both houses, plenty to keep kids busy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Acton, Massachusetts
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Acton, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun place for all ages. With recent treehouse play area there is no some outdoor space for kids to run, play and slide in. Make sure to visit both houses, plenty to keep kids busy and entertained. Also great location for birthday parties!

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Stow, Massachusetts
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122 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had our 3.5 year old grandaughter for the day. Wanted to do something a little special to entertain her. On Rte 27 in Acton had driven by the Discovery Museum 1000's of times but never been inside. Thought the approx, $12/pp daily rate was a little pricey for an hour or two of entertainment but oh how wrong I was.... More 

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Tel Aviv
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The activities are fun for the kids, but the building for ages 0-6 is just not safe. It is 3 floors, separated by steep stairs. In one of them there is no safety gate (due to fire regulation according to the staff). This makes the place very unsafe for babies and small children.

3 Thank yarono
Sudbury, MA
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106 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Took our grandson here and he had a ball. Lot's of interactive things for the kids to play with and burn off some energy. There are two separate buildings here, The one in the front is geared more for the younger crowd, and the back one for older kids.

1 Thank KGR1951
Conway, SC
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

I took my 2 grandchildren to this museum on a rainy Sunday in October. They are 3 and 1, and each had a wonderful time in spite of the crowds. Lots to explore for an adventuresome 3 year old, and plenty of small and secure spots for the 1 year old to explore. It'll be fun to go back when... More 

1 Thank 65plustravel
Acton, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We had not been there in years, since my son is now older. I recently took my nieces there and was so impressed with the new exhibits. The outdoor space is fantastic. There is almost too much to do in one day. Great time.

1 Thank Denson493
Morristown, New Jersey
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51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

What a lovely gem. The Discovery Musseum is a wonderful place to visit with young children. There is much to do with a museum, science museum and a wonderful outside area with a newly built Tree House. Very reasonably priced and will keep children busy for hours.

1 Thank Liz Y
Littleton, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

New tree house was a hit with the kids, especially the rope net. Excellent addition to an already very family friendly museum experience.

1 Thank brianp1975
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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290 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We love, love, love these museums! There is honestly so much to do and the price is pretty reasonable. My kids are 6 and 8 and they love playing in both museums. There is also an outdoor tree house area and a nature woods area and an area to ride bikes and play. There is also a pirate ship outdoor... More 

1 Thank Ashley M
Gorinchem, The Netherlands
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112 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

We visited on a rainy, summer day so the museum was rather busy and we had to wait about 30 minutes to get into the main museum, but once we were in my daughter loved the hands-on exhibits. There were so many things to discover and play with. The new tree house was also a huge hit.

1 Thank Wendy D

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