The Discovery Museums: What a wonderful place to bring young scientists! We can help enhance your curriculum or bring the Science to you. 

Learners of all ages from the smallest to tallest find something to engage to their minds.  What will you Discover today?

Can you keep a secret next to the whisper dishes?  Have you found the skeleton yet?  Better come back soon!


Coming July 2016: Discovery Woods Nature Playscape & Treehouse!

Opening Celebration Weekend, July 16-17

Come on a nature adventure, starting with the coolest, biggest treehouse you’ve ever seen! Bounce the wiggly bridge, zoom down the family-size slide, sway in the nest swing, and climb the cargo net…on your way to explore our woodland nook, rain garden, beaver lodge, and acres of adjoining forest. Discovery Woods will be your new, inclusive, fully-accessible nature playscape at The Discovery Museums—and the dramatic first phase of reimagining what’s next here! Read the announcement here and learn more here.

Please note that Discovery Woods is currently under construction, scheduled to open in July. Join us for Opening Celebration Weekend, July 16-17---kids 12 and under free! And, watch for the Season 3 episode of DIY Network's The Treehouse Guys that was filmed here!


29 Jun 2016
-  Join us for our weekly story time. We’ll bring the books; you bring your imagination...
29 Jun 2016
-  Scoop, sculpt, and squish as we celebrate International Mud Day! Whip up some mud pies,...
30 Jun 2016
-  Wear your “messy paint clothes;” we’re painting like artist Jackson...
1 Jul 2016
-  Join us with free admission and explore the museums at night every Friday throughout the...


Join us Friday mornings for Nature Playgroup--no matter the weather!

Fridays, 10:00 to 10:45am

Our nature-themed playgroup is a great way to enjoy time outdoors with your little one. It will be held outside, no matter the weather--so please dress appropriately! Our outing may include games, songs, special art projects, and exploring the Great Hill conservation land adjacent to the museums. All ages are welcome but activities are designed for 2 to 6 year olds. Please note that the conservation land trails are not handicap or stroller accessible. For more information about Great Hill, please visit

Nature Playgroup is part of our Backyard and Beyond program series, funded in part by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Thank you!


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We appreciate the ongoing support of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Thank you!