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Discovery Museum

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177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
978-264-4200 https://www.discoveryacton.org

October 2019

Celebrate National Chemistry Week: Marvelous Metals

October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 25, 2019

One event on October 26, 2019 at 11:00 am

Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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Included with Museum admission

Discover the wonders of chemistry as we celebrate National Chemistry Week. Join us for fun, hands-on activities around this year’s theme, Marvelous Metals. Experiment with a metal that remembers its shape; explore metals and magnets and more.

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Celebrate National Chemistry Week: Marvelous Metals

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 25, 2019

One event on October 26, 2019 at 11:00 am

Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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Included with Museum admission

Discover the wonders of chemistry as we celebrate National Chemistry Week. Join us for fun, hands-on activities around this year’s theme, Marvelous Metals. Experiment with a metal that remembers its shape; explore metals and magnets and more.

Find out more »

Celebrate National Chemistry Week: Marvelous Metals

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until October 25, 2019

One event on October 26, 2019 at 11:00 am

Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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Included with Museum admission

Discover the wonders of chemistry as we celebrate National Chemistry Week. Join us for fun, hands-on activities around this year’s theme, Marvelous Metals. Experiment with a metal that remembers its shape; explore metals and magnets and more.

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Halloween Trail Walk and Treasure Hunt

October 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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Included with Museum admission

Get dressed up in your Halloween costumes and take a walk through the woods with us. We’ll be using a trail map and compass to discover treats along the way. This program is weather and conditions dependent. Please note that the conservation land trails are not ADA or stroller accessible; please wear appropriate footwear and clothing. For more information on Great Hill, please visit http://www.actontrails.org/great-hill/.

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November 2019

First Friday Nights Free!

November 1 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 5, 2020

Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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Included with Museum admission

Join us with free admission and explore the museum at night on the first Friday of every month! We will gratefully accept non-perishable food donations for the Acton Food Pantry and Open Table of Concord and Maynard. Please note: Discovery Woods closes at dusk. Sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank.

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

November 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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Free

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, explore, and learn while the museum is closed to the general public. ASL Interpreters will be available. Dinner, including a gluten-free option, will be provided. Pre-registration required at http://bit.ly/DHHEveningNov2019 as space is limited. Tonight’s Program: Come make a furry friend! Drop by between 5:30pm and 7:00pm to meet volunteers (both human and canine!) from Pets…

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Scribble Bots

November 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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Come create dynamic drawings using simple DIY robotic contraptions made of spinning and wiggling motors, markers, tape, pipe cleaners and a variety of recycled and repurposed materials. Set your machine in motion and watch it leave a trail of unexpected patterns.

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Backyard and Beyond: Knife Skills with PrimiTim

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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Knives have proven themselves to be the most useful tools in the woods. They are used to carve, slice, and cut our way through any task that is thrown at us. Being able to effectively and safely use a knife is a crucial survival skill, and a must-know for anyone who is passionate about adventuring outdoors. This program may involve a walk in the conservation land adjoining Discovery Woods, please note that the conservation land trails are not ADA or…

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Especially for Me! Free Sensory-Friendly Afternoons

November 12 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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Free

Come explore the accessible Discovery Museum and Discovery Woods. Sensory-Friendly Afternoons are all about inclusion. During these events the museum is open to the general public, but group visits and birthday parties are not scheduled, to avoid crowding and support access to exhibits. Resources available to prepare for your visit include Story Guides to the Museum and Discovery Woods, as well a Sensory Guide. These are available both online at http://bit.ly/EspeciallyforMe and at our Admissions Desk. You might also visit…

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Especially for Me! Free Autism-Friendly Evening

November 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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Free

Join us during this special free evening especially for families with members on the autism spectrum. In our ADA-compliant building you can play, explore, and learn while the museum is closed to the general public. Dinner, including a gluten-free option, will be provided. Pre-registration required at http://bit.ly/ASDEveningNov2019 as space is limited. Tonight’s Program: Harmonize! Jam with us at 5:30pm and again at 6:30pm. A music therapist will be on site to play and perform with you. Please Note: Discovery Woods…

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December 2019

First Friday Nights Free!

December 6 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 5, 2020

Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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Included with Museum admission

Join us with free admission and explore the museum at night on the first Friday of every month! We will gratefully accept non-perishable food donations for the Acton Food Pantry and Open Table of Concord and Maynard. Please note: Discovery Woods closes at dusk. Sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank.

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January 2020

First Friday Nights Free!

January 3, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 5, 2020

Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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Included with Museum admission

Join us with free admission and explore the museum at night on the first Friday of every month! We will gratefully accept non-perishable food donations for the Acton Food Pantry and Open Table of Concord and Maynard. Please note: Discovery Woods closes at dusk. Sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank.

Find out more »

February 2020

First Friday Nights Free!

February 7, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 5, 2020

Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
+ Google Map
Included with Museum admission

Join us with free admission and explore the museum at night on the first Friday of every month! We will gratefully accept non-perishable food donations for the Acton Food Pantry and Open Table of Concord and Maynard. Please note: Discovery Woods closes at dusk. Sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank.

Find out more »

March 2020

First Friday Nights Free!

March 6, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 5, 2020

Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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Included with Museum admission

Join us with free admission and explore the museum at night on the first Friday of every month! We will gratefully accept non-perishable food donations for the Acton Food Pantry and Open Table of Concord and Maynard. Please note: Discovery Woods closes at dusk. Sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank.

Find out more »

April 2020

First Friday Nights Free!

April 3, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 5, 2020

Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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Included with Museum admission

Join us with free admission and explore the museum at night on the first Friday of every month! We will gratefully accept non-perishable food donations for the Acton Food Pantry and Open Table of Concord and Maynard. Please note: Discovery Woods closes at dusk. Sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank.

Find out more »

May 2020

First Friday Nights Free!

May 1, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 5, 2020

Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
+ Google Map
Included with Museum admission

Join us with free admission and explore the museum at night on the first Friday of every month! We will gratefully accept non-perishable food donations for the Acton Food Pantry and Open Table of Concord and Maynard. Please note: Discovery Woods closes at dusk. Sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank.

Find out more »

June 2020

First Friday Nights Free!

June 5, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 5, 2020

Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
+ Google Map
Included with Museum admission

Join us with free admission and explore the museum at night on the first Friday of every month! We will gratefully accept non-perishable food donations for the Acton Food Pantry and Open Table of Concord and Maynard. Please note: Discovery Woods closes at dusk. Sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank.

Find out more »
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