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The Discovery Museums

177 Main St, Acton, MA 01720-3647
+1 978-264-4200
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Went with my vision impaired wife and was treated to a guided tour of the outdoor facility as the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Acton, Massachusetts
via mobile
The museam is delightful, educational and entertaining to kids

I took my kindergartners in the summers. The kids enjoyed the activities and programs. Usually 2... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Rita K
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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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177 Main St, Acton, MA 01720-3647
+1 978-264-4200
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my vision impaired wife and was treated to a guided tour of the outdoor facility as the main building is being totally renovated. The outdoor facility is great for children in the 3 to 10 age range with lots to climb, hide and...More

Thank Whizkids
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I took my kindergartners in the summers. The kids enjoyed the activities and programs. Usually 2 hours were enough to keep the children interested. Learning is hands on and I enjoyed the company of other parents as well.

Thank Rita K
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This was our second time; we had gone exactly a year prior. Now, my son was 2 and a half and could do so much more... think he was a little too young before. So many cute, hand on things so creatively designed. There is...More

Thank peakibu
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Our children were ages 7 to ten and had a great time. Can't wait for the Newscience building to open!

Thank dustyla2017
Reviewed 13 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 29 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 3 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
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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
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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