Discovery Museum


Discovery Museum and its Discovery Woods outdoor nature playscape and giant treehouse combine hands-on, open-ended, all-ages STEAM exhibits—based on water, air, sound, light & color, making & tinkering, simple machines, and math—with immersive early learning experiences including a Diner, Train Room, and Ship Room. There is also a learning and sharing space for children from birth to age three and their parents or caregivers called Brain Building Together. The museum is accessible, and the Especially for Me program series offers dedicated and free museum hours for families experiencing an ASD, hearing loss, or vision loss. For more information please visit



  • All-new, expanded museum opened March 2018
  • Outdoor nature playscape includes a 550sf treehouse, nest swing, rain garden, beaver lodges, cargo net climb, slide hill, and more
  • 13' interactive air maze sculpture
  • da Vinci Workshop, a making and tinkering space
  • Water Gallery, including Laminar Lifter, Morphable Stream, and Bubble Booth
  • Diner, Train Room, Ship Room and "Backyard at Night" exhibits for elementary school ages
  • Brain Building Together: a special place for children aged 0-3 and their parents or caregivers
  • Free admission and dedicated hours for families experiencing an ASD, vision loss, or hearing loss
  • Free admission every Friday night during the summer and the first Friday night of the month during the school year
  • Free admission for active duty military and teachers; $1 admission for EBT and WIC card holders
  • 2018 Boston Parent Family Favorite
  • 2019 Boston Parent Family Favorite


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J B P.

2020-03-11 06:34 pm

Fantastic! We took our young son (under one) and he had a blast and was entertained for hours. There are even more activities for older kids. Amazing...

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Rich M.

2019-12-17 07:59 am

This place is brilliant! The amount of science involved in the exhibits is probably proportionally greater than at the Boston Children's Museum. It is...

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Cloven H.

2019-04-02 04:04 am

This place has a few cool things for kids to try out and the focus on science is good. The footprint of the place is not huge, but there is also an outhouse...

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