Location: 177 Main Street, Acton, MA 01720


The Discovery Museums are a children's museum and science center located in Acton, Massachusetts. The museum consists of two main buildings: the Children's Museum (building number 1), which is geared towards children ages 1-10, and the Science Discovery Museum (building number 2), which is geared towards children ages 5-12.

The Children's Museum features hands-on exhibits and interactive displays that are designed to educate and entertain young visitors. Exhibits include a water play area, a construction zone, a treehouse, and a mini-grocery store. The Science Discovery Museum, meanwhile, offers a variety of exhibits that explore scientific concepts, such as physics, engineering, and technology. Exhibits in the Science Discovery Museum include a wind tunnel, a robotics lab, and a tinkering studio.

In addition to the main exhibits, the Discovery Museums also offer a variety of programs and events for children and families, including workshops, camps, and special events. The museums are open year-round, and admission is charged.

Discovery Museum, Acton

The Discovery Museums are a popular destination for families in Acton and the surrounding area, offering a range of educational and entertaining experiences for children.


Enjoy free admisson - First Friday Nights Free! The Discovery Museum is offering free admission from 4:30 to 8:00pm the first Friday night of each month, October through June. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED. They will gratefully accept non-perishable food items to be distributed to local food pantries.


For more information call (978) 264-4200


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