too young children "skate" on a smooth white surface in their socks
Liz Leahey
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 3:21pm

Set a kid wearing socks on a slippery floor and inevitably, sock skating will follow. This is proving true at the Discovery Museum, where our outdoor sock-skating rink is encouraging children—and parents and grandparents—to slip, slide, and spin... READ MORE

child climbing tree
Rachel Danford
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 2:45pm

I am trying to look calm and cool on the outside but inside, my heart is pounding. “Watch this, momma!” my 4-year-old daughter squeals as she swings from a branch and just barely catches the boulder with her feet. Thankfully, as the... READ MORE

two college students in Boston College tshirts sit at a table in front of various toys and game pieces
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 4:19pm

Over the past year, the ABCD (All Boston College Development) psychology labs have been visiting The Discovery Museums in Acton, MA to conduct studies with the museum... READ MORE

a child in rainboots kneels in front of a bucket of mud
Rachel Danford
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 12:26pm

So it’s raining, it’s been raining…sometimes Spring in New England feels like maybe it will rain forever! Home with a rambunctious 3-year old I found myself searching the internet for fun rainy day activities for little ones. I found, “10 indoor... READ MORE

side view of treehouse under construction
Neil Gordon
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 12:00am

Despite having big windows in my office, from my vantage point I am unable to see all the work happening in our soon-to-open nature playscape and treehouse, Discovery Woods. So, a couple times of a day I go for a walk to see what the Treehouse... READ MORE