The Discovery Museum

Acton, MA

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Where are we going?

Address: 177 Main St, Acton, MA 01720, USA How do we get there? Number: (978) 264-4200
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About this activity

The Discovery Museum really does cater for the whole family with both the Children's Discovery Museum and the Discovery Woods Museum.

First - the little museum lovers from toddlers up to early grade ages.  Here you get three fun filled floors where you can play, learn, and explore!  

The museum is set like a Victorian-style house, and every room gives them a new way to explore science-based concepts surrounded by a theme.  There are surprises around every corner, and kids can be as social as they want, or keep to themselves having a quiet break in a nook somewhere.  It's up to them! 

The museum ensure that all ages, learning strengths and styles will have something to do that engages their imagination.  Every room has something for every age - even the smallest of scientists will love something - like the colorful murals painted above the change tables!

They are encouraged to explore concepts and ask ask ask ask ask!  The friendly staff are there to answer any questions they may have!

At the very hands-on Science Discovery Museum, kids and their families can learn and understand science with their hands, eyes, ears...using all of their senses.  There is no better way to learn than experimenting, touching and smelling - so don't be shy!

There is a Light & Color Room where both kids and adults can try and capture their shadows (it's not as easy as it sounds!), or how to make body parts disappear!

The Inventors Workshop invites kids to use their imagination and create their own project using real tools - and anything created can be taken home!

Across the year they also have programs and events so make sure you keep track of those so you don't miss out on your favorites!

Science has never been so fun! 

Activity location


Just stick 177 Main Street, Acton, MA into your GPS and off you go! They also have free parking.

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How much does it cost?



$15.50 (both museums)



$15.50 (both museums)



Seniors over 60 - $14.50


Free Under

1 year, and teachers / members


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The Discovery Museum FAQ’s

Strollers are not allowed on the museum floor.

Join them with free admission from 4:30 to 8:00pm the first Friday night of each month, October through June.

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for the 4:30pm, 5:30pm, and 6:30pm timed ticketing reservation blocks in order to check in with free admission; you may stay as long as you like.

The Discovery Store merchandise is specially selected to stimulate thinking and provide rich play experiences.

The Discovery Museums can organize special visits and programs for schools. Either pick an experience or combine several for that personalized learning opportunity for students.

Strollers are not allowed on the museum floor.

Visitors will all ability levels are welcome in the museums! The Children's DM only has the first floor accessible. In the Science DM, all spaces are accessible and they also have an elevator.

There are a number of birthday party options (one includes a magician!) - perhaps you can scientifically work out with your friends why you are having so much fun?

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