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.

Today's Hours
Children's Discovery Museum 9:00am to 4:30pm
Science Discovery Museum 9:00am to 4:30pm
Discovery Woods 9:00am to 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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Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
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Join us as we celebrate National Engineers Week!  Engage in some everyday engineering as you construct and create with repurposed and recycled materials. Is it a car? Is it a sailboat? Design a way... READ MORE
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
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Join us as we celebrate National Engineers Week!  Engage in some everyday engineering as you... READ MORE

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
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Join us as we celebrate National Engineers Week! Engage in some everyday engineering as you... READ MORE

Friday, Feb 24, 2017
10:00 am to 10:45 am
A great way for the whole family to enjoy time outdoors, our Forest Friday program will be held... READ MORE

Friday, Feb 24, 2017
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
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Join us as we celebrate National Engineers Week! Engage in some everyday engineering as you... READ MORE

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Our blog: Play Matters

Denise LeBlanc

Can your child name a living scientist? Can you?

In the past two weeks an explosion of initiatives and media around science has erupted. The March for Science has been scheduled for Earth Day, April 22 (#marchforscience); a

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The Museums were honored with citations from both the House and Senate, and a Commonwealth Award for  “… breaking down barriers and accommodating all visitors, including those on the autism spectrum, or who are deaf or blind, through its new... READ MORE