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Especially for Me

Discovery Museum 177 Main St, Acton, MA

Event Description: Families of children with an autism spectrum disorder, sensory issues, or vision or hearing loss get free admission to the Discovery Museum for special programming throughout the year. Visit the museum’s website for a schedule and to register.

Free

Solar Launch Ceremony & Solar Saturday!

Discovery Museum 177 Main St, Acton, MA

Join us as we explore the endless possibilities of solar energy! We’ll try out some simple experiments to see the sun’s energy in action, go on a sun scavenger hunt, and explore how solar panels help us turn the sun’s energy into electricity. Activities and locations may change depending on the weather. At 11:00am, join...

FREE with admission

Family Tree Reflection Room

Discovery Museum 177 Main St, Acton, MA

In honor of Pride Month, we are turning our PlayLab into an inviting reflection space for visitors to celebrate the diversity of all families. We’ll feature a collection of children’s stories that explore all the wonderful ways every family, and every family member, is unique. Adults and children can work together to create a family...

$15.50

STEM + Free Movie Night

Discovery Museum 177 Main St, Acton, MA

Join us for our first-ever Movie Night on our lawn—our Thank You to the community as we celebrate our 40th anniversary! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and settle in for a fun, family movie. Before the movie starts, try some hands-on activities that explore how our pollinator friends, like bees and butterflies, help beautiful...

Free

Bessie’s 40th Birthday Bash

Discovery Museum 177 Main St, Acton, MA

Drop-in 10:00am – 2:00pm Indoors and Outdoors Discovery Museum turns 40 this year, and we’re celebrating with a birthday bash in honor of our museum mascot, Bessie, the big, green dinosaur. Help us create a great, big, colorful birthday hat fit for our favorite dino friend—and design your own unique party hat to add to...

$15.50

The Caterpillar Lab

Discovery Museum 177 Main St, Acton, MA

Join us as The Caterpillar Lab from Marlborough, NH, takes over our PlayLabs. Come see a huge variety of New England caterpillar species showcased in open-air displays of native plants. Get up close to giant silk moth caterpillars, caterpillar mimics; witness rare moments of metamorphosis, and watch ecological relationships play out under a digital microscope....

$15.50

Discovery After Dark

Discovery Museum 177 Main St, Acton, MA

It's grown-up time at Discovery Museum! Come hang out and play in our outdoor and indoor spaces and enjoy a fun evening with live music, food, drinks, and friends. Advance tickets required Early Bird: $40 per person until July 1 General Admission: $50 per person July 1 - July 16 (or until sold out) Ticket...

$40

STEM + Free Movie Night: “FernGully”

Discovery Museum 177 Main St, Acton, MA

Join us for a Movie Night on our lawn—our Thank You to the community as we celebrate our 40th anniversary! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and settle in for a fun, family movie. Before the movie starts, try some sustainability themed hands-on activities—from helping support the habitats of pollinators to exploring renewable energy. Then,...

Free

Cold as Ice!

Discovery Museum 177 Main St, Acton, MA

Cold as Ice: Exploring a 300lb Block of Ice! Drop-in 10:00am to 4:00pm, Outdoors Things are getting chilly at the Discovery Museum! Experiment with different types of salt as you explore the unique characteristics of a 300-pound block of ice. Add in liquid watercolors and discovery just how cool science can be. After your visit,...

$15.50