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Discovery Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Renovation was well done

We hadn't been here in several years and we were so impressed with the renovation. They took the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bolton, Massachusetts
Great Fun!

It was a great experience for my grands- ages 3.5 and 2. Lots to do! If it was a nicer day, we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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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
+1 978-264-4200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't been here in several years and we were so impressed with the renovation. They took the best of both museums that we fondly remember and added more fun things. The special "take apart" event on the day we visited was squash - several...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a great experience for my grands- ages 3.5 and 2. Lots to do! If it was a nicer day, we could have spent more time in the outside treehouse and adjacent woods!!! We'll definitely go back.

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Reviewed October 10, 2018

The kids had a great time here, their expansion added so much. The external "tree house" and play area was especially neat!

Thank John B
Reviewed September 20, 2018 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 September 16, 2018 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

Thank XanderHolmes
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank mindful978
Reviewed August 22, 2018 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

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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
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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
shirley w
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