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 - 4:30pm
Science Discovery Museum 1:00pm - 4:30pm
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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Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 (All day)
Get a breath of fresh air as you take in a good book! Celebrate Read Across America Day and head outside for a StoryWalk® that will take you around the museum campus.The StoryWalk is self-guided. The... READ MORE
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 10:00 am
Storytime is feeling frosty! Join us for some winter tales. We’ll bring the books; you bring your... READ MORE

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
—Drop in
Calling all experts and novices! We love trying out new ideas for programs here at the museums, and... READ MORE

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017 11:00 am
Did you know that The Discovery Museums’ campus connects to the Great Hill Conservation and... READ MORE

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 (All day)
Get a breath of fresh air as you take in a good book! Celebrate Read Across America Day and head... 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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Latest News

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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