While most museums aim to challenge and inspire creative thinking in young minds with their childrens' programs, the Discovery Museums in Acton just wants kids to put down the screens and get outside.
“We had a big opportunity in the fact that we had our existing property and an adjoining conservation land property,” explains Discovery Museums CEO Neil Gordon. “We decided we wanted to find ways to reconnect kids with nature and the outdoors.”
Faced with 4.5 existing acres, and a conjoining 180 of conservation land, the museum decided to create a nature-based playscape that was both interactive, enticing and accessible to all. The result was Discovery Woods, a $1.5 million immersive environment featuring a family size slide, listening tubes, beaver lodge and the mega treehouse of your childhood dreams built by the DIY Network’s “The Treehouse Guys.”