Play matters

Our philosophy starts with the simple belief that kids are capable of incredible things. Our job is to nurture that ability; our goal is to support kids' healthy development. Play is how kids learn--here, it is in both a STEM-rich environment and inviting outdoor experience.

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    Be a part of the transformation of the place you love.

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    Tour Discovery Woods with WCVB-TV Channel 5's Chronicle!  

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    Great play is what every kid needs, and every kid deserves.

  • treehouse and elevated wooden walkway leading to it

    Our 550-square foot, fully-accessible treehouse and surrounding nature playscape will get you playing outside—12 months a year!

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    We offer special free admission hours for families with children with an ASD, hearing loss, or vision loss, because we want every child to be able to visit. 

  • a child reaches up to put a ball on a tube track that he built

    Free Friday Nights!

    Visit the first Friday night of each month—every Friday night in summer—with free admission 4:30 to 8:00pm. We gladly accept food donations for local pantries.

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    Hands-On, Minds at Play

    The Discovery Museums have been bringing early STEM learning to kids and families for more than 34 years.

Today's Hours
Children's Discovery Museum 9:00am - 4:30pm
Science Discovery Museum CLOSED for expansion and renovation
Discovery Woods 9:00am - 4:30pm

Sparking Discovery in the Classroom

Traveling Science Workshops

Since 1992, our highly skilled, dynamic educators have inspired students with fun, hands-on STEM workshops delivered right in the classroom. From Physical Changes of Matter to Force and Motion to Weather, topics are designed to spark curiosity and strengthen the practices of science and ...

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Here's what's happening

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Friday 2/23 and Saturday 2/24, 11:00am - 2:00pm—Drop in
Join us as we celebrate National Engineers Week! Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create with repurposed and recycled materials. Investigate floating by building tinfoil boats... READ MORE
Monday 2/19 and Tuesday 2/20, 11:00am to 2:00pm —Drop in
Join us as we celebrate National Engineers Week! Engage in some everyday engineering as you... READ MORE

Monday 2/19 and Tuesday 2/20, 11:00am to 2:00pm —Drop in
Join us as we celebrate National Engineers Week! Engage in some everyday engineering as you... READ MORE

Wednesday the 21st and Thursday the 22nd, 11:00am - 2:00pm —Drop in
Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create with repurposed and recycled... READ MORE

Wednesday 2/21 and Thursday 2/22, 11:00am - 2:00pm —Drop in
Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create with repurposed and recycled... READ MORE

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Our blog: Play Matters

Neil Gordon

The new Discovery Museum will soon be open and ready to welcome our curious, capable, imaginative young visitors. This has been our goal for many years and the focus of innumerable hours of imagining, designing, fundraising, and building. Soon we will achieve that goal—so, what comes next?

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Latest News

Discovery Museum new logo

 

All-New Discovery Museum Set To Open Its Doors

Museum Sets Fundraising Record, Raising $8.8M to Surpass $8.4M Campaign Goal

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