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The Discovery Museums

177 Main St, Acton, MA 01720-3647
+1 978-264-4200
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Great for the kids

I have brought my son here many times and every single time, he has been entertained! I love the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rebecca M
Greenville, South Carolina
via mobile
Great Fun for 3-year olds and Grandparents.

While there is a major construction project ongoing next door building a new Discovery Museum, the... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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177 Main St, Acton, MA 01720-3647
+1 978-264-4200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have brought my son here many times and every single time, he has been entertained! I love the new outdoorsy playground!!

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 11 October 2017

While there is a major construction project ongoing next door building a new Discovery Museum, the original three-story house out front is a real treat. Every nook and cranny is packed with intelligent yet enjoyable experiences. our grandson, age 34 months was enthralled. The only...More

Thank SamAdams417
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We took the kids here the other day. When we got there we learned that the main museum was closed for renovation so the kids couldn't enjoy that. The price was 12.50 per person for both children and adults. I asked if the price had...More

1  Thank DB1977
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed this museum. Of all children's museums, this one is particularly well done and the kids love it.

Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Took our grand-daughter to this unique and fun museum, just like we had taken her mother many years ago. Wonderful and creative place to spend a couple of hours with a youngster.

1  Thank ksuser
Reviewed 19 July 2017 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 6 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 29 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 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
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17 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
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