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The Discovery Museums

177 Main St, Acton, MA 01720-3647
+1 978-264-4200
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Awesome Children's Musuem

There was a wait but we went on a rainy day during spring break. Not a big deal since we were able... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
Sara M
1st Grade Field Trip

I'm a first grade teacher and recently went here for a field trip with about 100 first graders. It... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
Worcester, Massachusetts
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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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177 Main St, Acton, MA 01720-3647
+1 978-264-4200
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

There was a wait but we went on a rainy day during spring break. Not a big deal since we were able to go to the science building while waiting for the Children's Museum (main building). It is ideal for 3-5 year olds. Lots of...More

1  Thank Sara M
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I'm a first grade teacher and recently went here for a field trip with about 100 first graders. It was our first time trying this place out and we are very happy we did! The inside museums were closed for us so we had plenty...More

Thank AshleeB21
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The Museum has four areas: Old Victorian House, The Science Center, The Tree House and the Outdoor Conservation Area. The Science Center was the best experience for our 6 yr. old granddaughter. Arrived at 9:30 a.m. on school vacation week, to beat the crowds. Each...More

Thank TwosomeTravelers2013
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I went with my two boys and it was a ton of fun. The new outdoor structure seems really cool. As it was a weekday the science center did not open until after 1 PM as it is only open to school groups in the...More

Thank Miss_E_Boston
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I hadn't been to the "Acton Clildren's Museum" in a few years. My husband and I took 2 of our grandchildren ages 4 and 6. They loved the main children's house, We spent over and hour there and then we adventured to the tree house,...More

1  Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

The first Friday night of the month, admission is free. There is so much to do and see and the kids are learning without realizing it. This is a great place for toddlers and older children.

1  Thank Patti D
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We took our kids to this museum when they were little. Now we take our great niece and she loves it just as much. Many new additions over the years.

Thank Eggman16
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My grand daughter loves the Discovery Museum. We go several times a year. Lots of new experiences to be had. A great chance to have quality time with your children.My only problem is some of the exhibits are broken, need up dating, or temporarily out...More

Thank Deanna D
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This place is a gem. The quality rivals that of any major city's children's' museum with the added bonus of many outdoor areas that are open year-round. Activities for all ages of kid, hours of educational entertainment!

Thank sara k
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The Discovery House and Discovery Museum as well as the outdoor areas are a nice surprise hidden away in Acton. We took our 3 1/2 year old during school vacation week so no one to blame but ourselves as we knew it would be busy...More

1  Thank ElJayDee23
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How much does it cost?
16 June 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
Having a 12 yr old girl visiting from NC. Is this museum age appropriate for her? I only took my little ones there many, many years ago. Thanks
23 October 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