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 550sf treehouse blend the best of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) learning on a beautiful 4.5-acre campus abutting 180 acres of conservation land in Acton, MA, about 20 miles west of Boston.

Originally founded in 1982 and expanded to two museums in 1987, the museum reopened in a single, 16,000sf accessible building after a complete renovation and expansion in early 2018. Hands-on, open-ended exhibits developed by professional educators inspire curiosity and exploration, providing a fun and engaging experience for children and adults to discover their world together.

The museums are open for free every Friday night during summer months, and the first Friday night of each month during the school year. We also offer free hours and programming for families with children with special needs. Please visit website for details.

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Discovery Museum

978-264-4200

177 Main Street (route 27), Acton, MA 01720

Upcoming Events

  • Discovery Museum Speaker Series Event: How To Have Brave Conversations that Build Empathetic Kids

    In her role as Chief Executive Officer and President of The CAYL Institute, Dr. Valora Washington is at the epicenter...

    Wed, Mar 6, 2024

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