NEMA Museums New England

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The Discovery Museums

177 Main Street (Rt. 27), Acton, MA 01720

Two great museums—for one admission price—blend the best of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) learning and intentional play on a beautiful 4.5-acre campus in Acton.

Children's Discovery Museum (Ages 0-6): Little ones can wander from room to room in this historic Victorian-style house, where each room offers a different theme and surprises are around every corner. With three floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits based on trains, water, the outdoors, air, balls and ramps, and more, imaginations are free to grow.

Science Discovery Museum (All Ages): Children use their natural curiosity to explore the ordinary in extraordinary ways. Using their senses and critical thinking skills, visitors explore physical science, music, art, math, technology and engineering concepts in an inviting, hands-on, interactive environment.

We offer more than 400 hands-on, staff-led activities each year, ranging from story time to Make-A-Mess to NanoDays to a full week of fun in the worlds of Fairyborough or Dirtopia. And our outdoor exhibits are a starting point to more than 2 miles of hiking trails that abut our campus.