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The Discovery Museums, Acton

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4.5/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
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  • We had not been there in years, since my son is now older. I recently took my nieces there and was so impressed with the new exhibits. The outdoor space is fantastic. There is almost too much to do in...  read more »
  • What a lovely gem. The Discovery Musseum is a wonderful place to visit with young children. There is much to do with a museum, science museum and a wonderful outside area with a newly built Tree House...  read more »
  • New tree house was a hit with the kids, especially the rope net. Excellent addition to an already very family friendly museum experience. 
  • 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.
  • 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 Some of their displays are out of date, but the staff is always very friendly, and it seems as if there is always something new to discover.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!
  • Excellent museum especially for yonger kids. even though there are two buidings, the museum is rather small. You would need a half of a day to explore it all.
  • This place is ok. A lot of the equipment is old and run down. Some of the exhibits are very intresting though.
  • 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.
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