Acton Discovery Museum: A Reliable Way to Entertain the Kids
The Acton Discovery Museum
I still remember our first trip to the Acton Discovery Museum. I was expecting my youngest any day, and my two older children were 4 and 21 months. I had heard great things about it, but I had also heard complaints of kids coming home with miscellaneous transmissible diseases. If you’ve read my about page, you may know that I’m a complete germophobe and have been my entire life. What you may not know is that before my daughter was born, I was running a microbiology lab in a biotech company and working on my Master’s in Public Health. My degree was about 80% complete when I became pregnant with my daughter and decided to become a stay-home parent. Needless to say, I have a pretty good sense of disease transmission, and this objection gave me pause. When COVID-paranoia began to wind down, but mask mandates were still in place, I figured it was a great opportunity to check it out. I’m so glad we did because we’ve since been back multiple times. We still haven’t experienced everything they have available and we haven’t brought any germs home, either (knock on wood).
Since our initial visit, we’ve become members and we have made an attempt to get there once a month. Especially during the brutal New England winters. Some people love it (the weather). In the words of my three-year-old, “I like it when my body’s hot.” While the mask mandates have lifted (except on weekdays between 9 and 10 AM), our fascination has not. Every time we go, the littles find something new to love and are always sad to leave. This is easily a place you could spend an entire day, or a few.
ACTON DISCOVERY MUSEUM FAST FACTS
|Address||177 Main Street; Acton, MA 01720|
|Admission: Kids & Adults / Seniors||$17 / $16|
|Membership (4 people)||$181|
|Membership, additional person||$25 each|
|Parking||Free / Lot|