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Address: 177 Main St, Acton, MA 01720-3647
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+1 978-264-4200
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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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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 to go to the science building while waiting for the Children's Museum (main... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sara M
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 different rooms with themes. The three favorites were the train, the water room and the... More 

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Thank Sara M
Worcester, Massachusetts
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252 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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 of space inside-- without other visitors outside our group. Our kids were engaged for two... More 

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Thank AshleeB21
Wareham, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 hands-on activity was well thought out, had great questions posted next to each for us... More 

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Thank TwosomeTravelers2013
Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 morning. I did have the baby in a sling, strollers are not allowed in the... More 

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Thank Miss_E_Boston
North Grafton, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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, outside beautiful playground and lastly for a short while (before they kicked us out at... More 

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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242 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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.

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1 Thank Patti D
Hudson, Massachusetts
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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.

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Thank Eggman16
Acton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 of order.

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Thank Deanna D
Lexington, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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!

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Thank sara k
Massachusetts
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142 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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 but it was utterly mobbed. If you are going on a weekend, school vacation or... More 

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