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 10:00am - 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

A child and two adults look at mushrooms growing on a tree.
Sunday, Jan 22, 2017 11:00 am
Bundle up and get outdoors with us for a winter nature scavenger hunt on the Great Hill conservation land!  Animals, insects, and plants may be harder to spot in the winter – but they’re still out... READ MORE
Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017
10:00 am to 11:00 am
—Drop in
Brrrr…Things are getting chilly at the Children’s Discovery Museum. Experiment with different types... READ MORE

Tuesday, Jan 24, 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, Jan 25, 2017 11:00 am
Did you know that The Discovery Museums’ campus connects to Great Hill Conservation and Recreation... READ MORE

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
—Drop in
Brrrr…Things are getting chilly at the Science Discovery Museum. Experiment with different types of... READ MORE

three children are in the woods holding sticks and grasses

Our blog: Play Matters

Rachel Danford

One of the main goals we had for Discovery Woods and our accessible Treehouse was to tempt families to get outside, and then encourage them to also explore the 183 acres of the Great Hill conservation land that abuts our property. Since the grand opening of Discovery Woods in July and throughout


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Awards celebrate exceptional achievements in the arts, humanities, & sciences; the Museums are the only winner in the Access category.