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Events near Acton

Tinkering with Toys: Colorful Kaleidoscopes

Join us to explore this classic and colorful toy, as we create simple but dazzling kaleidoscopes.

Discovery Museum

177 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720
United States

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When Today 01/24/2020 - 01/24/2020 02:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Tinkering With Toys: Dress Your Stuffed Pet!

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Bring a stuffed animal from home to the Museum today. You can use your imagination and a variety of creative materials to design and construct a special costume for your furry friend.

Discovery Museum

177 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720
United States

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When Tue 01/28/2020 - 01/28/2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Especially for Me! Free Evening for Families with Deaf, Hard of Hearing or KODA Children

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Join us during this special free evening especially for families with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or KODA children. In our ADA-compliant building you can play and explore when the museum is closed to the general public.

Discovery Museum

177 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720
United States

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When Sat 02/01/2020 - 02/01/2020 05:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Groundhog Day: Seeing Shadows

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Whether Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow tomorrow or not, we will have plenty of shadows to experiment with here at the Museum!

Discovery Museum

177 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720
United States

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When Sat 02/01/2020 - 02/01/2020 11:00 am - 02:00 pm

Tinkering with Toys: Made to Move

Join us as we explore linkages – the mechanisms inside many toys that produce basic movements. We’ll be using cardboard, brads, and other simple materials to create pieces that can wave, jump, or dance back-and-forth.

Discovery Museum

177 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720
United States

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When Thu 02/13/2020 - 02/13/2020 02:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Celebrate National Engineers Week: Engineer a Bird Feeder

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Design and build your own bird feeder using simple, recycled and repurposed materials.

Discovery Museum

177 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720
United States

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When Sat 02/15/2020 - 02/16/2020 10:00 am - 02:00 pm

Celebrate National Engineers Week: Indoor Fort Building

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What can you do with clothespins, sheets, and cardboard boxes? Just about anything! Jump in and help build an ever-changing, room-sized blanket fort.

Discovery Museum

177 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720
United States

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When Wed 02/19/2020 - 02/20/2020 10:00 am - 02:00 pm

Asobouyo! Explore the Songs and Toys of Japan

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Join visiting student teachers from Showa University in Tokyo to explore classic Japanese children’s songs and toys.

Discovery Museum

177 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720
United States

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When Tue 02/25/2020 - 02/25/2020 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Asobouyo! Explore the Songs and Toys of Japan

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Join visiting student teachers from Showa University in Tokyo to explore classic Japanese children’s songs and toys.

Discovery Museum

177 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720
United States

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When Tue 02/25/2020 - 02/25/2020 02:00 pm - 02:45 pm

Toys: The Inside Story

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Explore the inside world of toys and the pulleys, cams, gears, circuits, and linkages that make them work. New exhibit here Jan. 18 - May 10, 2020.

Discovery Museum

177 Main St.
Acton, MA 01720
United States

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When Today 01/18/2020 - 05/10/2020
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