Schools & Groups

Museum Institute for Teaching Science

Join us for the Metro-West Region 2015 Summer Professional Development Institute Hybrid Institute for Grades 3-8 Educators

Things That Move: How Scientists, Engineers and Artists Investigate Motion - click here for course dates and more information




Visit With a Group...or We'll Come to You!

The Discovery Museums offer special visits and programs for schools and other organized groups. Choose an experience or combine several for a personalized learning opportunity at a discounted price! Learn more about our Package Pricing deals. 


Field Trips to the Science Discovery Museum

Science Discovery offers learners of all ages and abilities an array of choices exploring fun, engaging, hands-on exhibits. Personalized attention from friendly, knowledgeable science educators makes a good field trip, great!
Visit the Science Discovery Museum September to March and receive the following OFF PEAK benefits at no additional cost:
  • an extra half hour of visit time
  • choice of a guided exploration of a particular theme area
  • your choice of an arrival time convenient for you
  • the Museum to yourselves (guaranteed when you bring 50 students or more at off-peak times.)

Learn more about the Science Discovery Museum, Field Trip Options, and Package Pricing. Ready to book your field trip? Please complete this brief on-line form and we will be in touch to answer questions and schedule your visit.

Field Trips to the Children's Discovery Museum

Children's Discovery offers a fun, safe, and inviting experience for young children and their caregivers. Groups enjoy a variety of engaging, age appropriate, hands-on exhibits at an affordable price. Learn more about the Children's Discovery Museum, Field Trip Options, and Package Pricing. Ready to book your field trip? Please complete this brief on-line form and we will be in touch to answer questions and schedule your visit.

Let us travel to you...Traveling Science Workshops

Traveling Science Workshops: sparking discovery in the classroom! Dynamic educators turn students on to science with fun, hands-on discovery projects shared in the students' classroom. It's convenient, affordable, and rich with K-8 curriculum connections.  Click here to learn more about Traveling Science Workshops.

Community Groups

Community Groups are invited to participate in any of the above programs and in addition we offer special birthday party packages, after hour event options, and scout visiting pages.Learn more about Community Group visits to the Discovery Museums.


Teachers Are Always FREE--come for a preview or just to have fun!

Teachers may always visit the Science Discovery or Children's Discovery Museum at no charge! So, if you want to get a feel for the museum layout and exhibits before bringing a class or booking a Traveling Science Workshop, please come any time. You can also call ahead and let our School Department know you'll be visiting, and they can help you identify programs and exhibit areas that best complement your classroom study. Call 978-264-4200 x 22 or 18. Or, visit just for fun!