The Discovery Museums

The Discovery Museums -- The Children’s Discovery Museum and The Science Discovery Museum -- provide fun, hands-on exhibits and activities, engage students in the practice of science and learning, and support STEM curriculum. Field trips for elementary, middle and high school students include Discovery Field Trips, a 90 minute self-guided inquiry of the hands-on science exhibits facilitated by a museum educator; Exploration Field Trips, which cover themes such as Atmosphere, Electricity, Green Energy, Light and Color, Magnetism, Sound, and Forces and Motion; Science and Engineering Field Trips, during which students faced with a design challenge are engaged in making observations, posing questions, investigating ideas, problem solving, and communicating evidence and solutions. Children’s Discovery Visit for preschool and kindergarten learners offer a 90 minute self-guided tour of Children's Discovery with themed exhibits that offer hands-on activities. 

Contact Info
Address: 177 Main Street, Acton, MA 01720. Middlesex County. Tel: 978-264-4200. Email: Website: Hrs: Vary.

Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5-3 hours. Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Technology.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

Hunting for ideas to make museum trips more exciting? Allow a sculpture to inspire a creative story. Enact a skit from a painting. Sketch creatures from a science exhibit. Giving your students a fun focus can make a trip to the museum more enjoyable.... Continue