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The Discovery Museums, Acton
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 plen...  more »
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  • Awesome place for little kids (1 and up) with many nice hands-on exhibits and things to discover. The new outdoor space is beautiful and the small woods around the museum offer ample space to discover with kids. It's small and you could say simple, but nice.
  • This is one of my daughter's favorite places, so we visit it quite often. The Discovery museum suits her better than the Science Museum, as it is created with children of her age in mind (under 5), but the Science Museum still has plenty of interactive exhibits that keep her entertained. Although we did not get to use the newest edition on our latest visit, the outdoor treehouse/walk, we did get to walk through it. It's a playground below and a walkway and interactive area up top - collages, books, blocks, shells, and etc. Maybe next time we'll use the newest add-on and report back. The Discovery Museum has a train station room, a ball maze room, and a water room (full body bubble maker) all on the first floor. The second floor is made up the sensory room, the diner, treehouse, and campsite. The third floor is the environment area that is made up of the boat area and nature watch area. All are extremely interactive and fun. Con: During summer and vacation weeks this place gets mobbed as it is one of the few kid-friendly places in town. On our last visit, there was a 45min wait to get into the Discovery Museum because they had reached maximum capacity due to fire codes. Would recommend calling ahead if you plan on visiting them during these times.
  • We go here regularly as membership is really good value and have done for a few years. Kids are now 8 and 5 and both love coming here for either building and for the crafts they do. Great place to have a picnic lunch during a half day of school.
  • I live their philosophy of providing opportunities for children to discover science, their environment and their imagination. Some of their displays are out of date, but the staff is always very friendly, and it seems as if there is always something new to discover. Worth the visit!
  • I grew up going to these museums, and entirely blame them for my decision to embark on a degree in a STEM field today. Science can be really cool, and this museum is a great introduction to the basics phenomenon of our world, and it's a lot of fun to boot. Expect your kids to pester you about coming back incessantly.