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Address: 177 Main St, Acton, MA 01720-3647
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+1 978-264-4200

Two great museums—for one admission price—blend the best of science,...

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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Great Kids Place

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Hudson, Massachusetts
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Hudson, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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
Acton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 of order.

Thank Deanna D
Lexington, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

1 Thank sara k
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 but it was utterly mobbed. If you are going on a weekend, school vacation or... More 

Thank ElJayDee23
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

If you live in the west suburban areas of Boston, you got to visit this little Science museum in Acton. You know you are there when seeing a green Dinosaur status on Rt 27. Both of my kids grew up visiting the place and volunteered there later in their life. It is a hands-on place, very suited for younger kids.... More 

Thank 879dawnw
Acton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Fun place for all ages. With recent treehouse play area there is no some outdoor space for kids to run, play and slide in. Make sure to visit both houses, plenty to keep kids busy and entertained. Also great location for birthday parties!

Thank DrewH1974
Stow, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Had our 3.5 year old grandaughter for the day. Wanted to do something a little special to entertain her. On Rte 27 in Acton had driven by the Discovery Museum 1000's of times but never been inside. Thought the approx, $12/pp daily rate was a little pricey for an hour or two of entertainment but oh how wrong I was.... More 

Thank John O
Tel Aviv
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

The activities are fun for the kids, but the building for ages 0-6 is just not safe. It is 3 floors, separated by steep stairs. In one of them there is no safety gate (due to fire regulation according to the staff). This makes the place very unsafe for babies and small children.

3 Thank yarono
Sudbury, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Took our grandson here and he had a ball. Lot's of interactive things for the kids to play with and burn off some energy. There are two separate buildings here, The one in the front is geared more for the younger crowd, and the back one for older kids.

1 Thank KGR1951
Conway, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I took my 2 grandchildren to this museum on a rainy Sunday in October. They are 3 and 1, and each had a wonderful time in spite of the crowds. Lots to explore for an adventuresome 3 year old, and plenty of small and secure spots for the 1 year old to explore. It'll be fun to go back when... More 

1 Thank 65plustravel

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