$1 ice cream at Makepeace Farm – wareham

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Discovery museum- Acton ma

A few years ago we took a vacation and stopped into this museum on the way. My kids were about 4 and 6 at the time, and they really enjoyed it. Today we returned- kids now 6 and 8, and O-M-G did they LOVE it! Sometimes we run into an issue with children's museums, as they are geared to younger children. This place really engages children of all ages. We were there for hours. Right now the second building is closed until December for renovations, but we didn't miss it. (It is good to know there will be more mature exhibits for future visits as the kids grow!) I absolutely recommend, and we will definitely be returning. Make sure you check out the website for discounts! They offer deals through the library and $1 admission with an EBT card. Happy discovering!

Wood’s Hole Science Aquarium -Falmouth, Ma

Admission is free, parking is tough. There are no lots immediately adjacent to the aquarium, but meter parking one street over. It took us quite a long time to find a spot as the area is popular with tourists. It’s not an all day aquarium. The first time we went, the kids were 5 and 7. It took about an hour to get through that day, mostly because my daughter was interested in the touch tank upstairs. Today I only brought my 6 year old son (no interest in the touch tank ah all) and it only took about 20 minutes to do the whole aquarium. Parking is $1/hour on the meters. They have had harbor seals in the past, unfortunately the two they had passed away recently. It does sound like they will reopen the seal exhibit soon. 

This would be great to combine with the cape cod children’s museum (previously blogged) in Mashpee to make a day out of driving to the Cape!