The Children's Discovery Museum in Acton Massachusetts is located on Route 27 right over the Maynard line. Look for the big dinosaur out front.
The museum is a one hundred year old Victorian house now converted into a very cute interactive discovery zone for children. It's great for the preschool and kindergarten crowd. Admission is $8 per person and $12 per person if you also want to visit the Children's Science Museum right next door. If you live in Massachusetts, check your local library for discount passes. My children and I got in for $1 each. A nice savings.
Each room in the museum has a different theme - trains, balls, bubbles, under the sea, boat, diner, rainbow, safari, etc.
|The train room has a large train the kids can play in, along with a ticket window, and little wooden magnet trains on tracks.|
|The Bubble Room had a converted shower stall in which you can stand and pull up a huge bubble around yourself. Hannah is playing in the water with the toys. There are waterproof aprons for your children to put on in case they get wild with the water.|
|The Rainbow Room is on the second floor. There is a rainbow puzzle on one wall where you can put puzzle pieces into the rainbow - be sure to match the colors. On another wall are some color wheels that turn into a certain color when you spin them. In the middle of the room is a slide with steps that light up. This was my 2 1/2 year old's favorite thing in the Rainbow Room.|
On the third floor is the Boat Room. There is a speaker with ocean sounds, they can pull up a lobster trap, look at a wind sock to see if the wind is blowing, more cubby holes to explore. Be very careful exiting the Boat Room, the stairs are right outside the doorway and your child can easily fall down the stairs which are quite steep.
My kids had a great time exploring everything in the museum and I am definitely considering taking my little girl again.
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