Discovery Museum reopens with free admission

Staff Writer
Baystateparent Magazine

Discovery Museum in Acton will reopen to the public on Tuesday, July 28, with free admission for all visitors through August 23.

“Our goal is to provide a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment where families can begin to re-connect outside their homes and where children can have the familiar, joyful experiences that can help signal a return to the normalcy that has been lost during the pandemic,” said Neil Gordon, Discovery Museum CEO. “Access and inclusion have long been a priority at the Museum. With Free To Play, families can visit and explore the Museum at their own pace, in whatever ways they feel most comfortable, without concern for cost. Some may choose to visit just a few of their favorite indoor galleries, some may spend most of their visit exploring our outdoor experiences, and some may feel most comfortable with several short visits. Free To Play will help make that possible.”

In addition to the Museum’s indoor exhibits, expanded outdoor experiences available to visitors include the Discovery Treehouse and Discovery Woods nature playscape, Adventure Hill, a trike track, a new da Vinci moveable bridge, lawn games, orienteering and trail route information for the Great Hill Conservation Land, and several new outdoor experiences for all ages.

Other health and safety measures put in place for reopening include reduced capacity and one-way visitor flows.

Tickets must be reserved in advance at