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“An excellent adventure”

The Discovery Museums
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Acton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 30 May 2013

The membership for those that live nearby is worth the price. My kids were never tired of going to these two unique experiences. Special activities and events were always well done too.

1  Thank rasonan
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

I brought my 3 kids (5,7,9) to the museum on the recommendation of the mother who is an elementary school teacher. On arrival (on weekend during April vacation) there was plenty of parking. Admission was very reasonable compared with other children's museums I have visited (Boston, Easton, Philadelphia). We visited the building geared towards older kids. Building was several levels and did not feel crowded at all. There were many activities/displays for the kids who thoroughly enjoyed the museum. There was not a significant wait for anything which was great. The museum was well maintained and clearly $ is spent on keeping up/updating exhibits. We will definitely return for another visit.

Thank Carl L
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Reviewed 8 April 2013 via mobile

This is a great place to visit with young children if you take a few simple things into consideration before visiting.

Weekdays seem to be less busy than weekends. It's a small museum and can get quite crowded quickly. On the day I was recently there it seemed that the adult/child ratio was 3/1. Lots of big bodies in small spaces.

Reserve & borrow a pass from a MA public library to cut the cost in half.

My 1 year old found the water table, baby room (top of the stairs on the left) and stuffed animals in the safari rooms fun. There are lots more things to do for bigger kids who can walk, engage in imaginative play & have an interest in science concepts. At the science museum part in a separate building she enjoyed looking at a few things but was too young to interact with much.

Picnic tables outside made for a nice place for lunch if you BYO. The hiking trail is short and good for running around.

We will return in about 6 months to see what piques my daughters interest at that age and will certainly not pay full price to get in.

1  Thank Jelymir
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

Having served on a local cultural council, became familiar with this gem nearly 20 years ago and, now that I am living in the area with my young son, it has always been a pleasure to visit and in short order, we became annual pass holders, with no regret at all!

Thanks for helping offer such a valuable and fun resource to the kids throughout this region!!

Thank Barry A
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

all summer we look for different places to visit. this is a definite must do. libraries normally have a pass for the museum. there is a corresponding science center right next to it. you can get tickets to both or one. its an old house with lots of stairs and little rooms - starts with trains, balls, water play, jungle room, kitchen, lighthouse and the lobster boat and traps. sometimes there are special visitors - like animals or guides. outside there is a large dinosaur - great photo opportunity. there is no food here but you can do picnics or eat at not your average joes down the street. the science museum is a great learning place. it has a fog area, area of to learn about sound and light, there is also an art and craft room. overall a great day to spend and gain so much knowledge!

Thank Arch L
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