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Springfield Museums, Exhibits
February 4 - February 24
There is always something wonderful and wonder-filled at the Springfield Museums. We are open and ready for lot of BIG play, BIG learning, and BIG fun during the winter months!
ART MUSEUMS The Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts
POP! Icons of American Culture from the Smithsonian Through February 24, 2019
Explore the ways popular culture has played a major role in influencing and expressing the sentiments of generations of Americans.
Smithsonian Affiliation supported by the MassMutual Foundation.
Isabel Bishop’s Working Women: Defying Convention Through May 26
A rare collection of drawings and paintings by American artist Isabel Bishop (1902-1988), highlighting her process as well as her remarkable and unique style. Part of the Women@Work city-wide collaborative celebrating women’s achievements.
Dynamic Duos: Printmakers as Partners Through April 7
Brings together pairs of prints by artists who were friends, couples, or business partners. From the woodblock prints of husband and wife duo William Zorach and Marguerite Thompson Zorach to the mass-produced lithographs of business partners Nathaniel Currier and James Merritt Ives, the prints in this exhibit speak to the collaborative, creative lives of their makers.
SCIENCE MUSEUM The Springfield Museum of Science
Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas January 26-May 12, 2019
This exciting, interactive exhibition reveals how current thinking about dinosaur biology has changed and highlights new dinosaur research by leading scientists from around the world. Using a combination of captivating computer simulations and incredible lifelike models, Dinosaur Discoveries introduces a dynamic vision of dinosaurs and the scientists who study them. On loan from the American Museum of Natural History, New York.
Sponsored by American International College, United Bank Foundation, and season supporter MassMutual Foundation.
HISTORY MUSEUM Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History
Toytopia Through April 28
Get ready for BIG play, BIG toys, and BIG fun! This immersive special exhibition is sure to rekindle the wonder and delight of your favorite childhood moments. It is also a warm indoor place where children and families can play all day in a world of big toys. Learn about the history of toys, especially here in Springfield with Milton Bradley.
Sponsored by Lyman & Leslie Wood, Sam Hamner, and John & Kay Simpson
This exhibit traces the history of local women in the 20th century as they respond to the changes and challenges of their times. Part of the Women@Work city-wide collaborative celebrating women’s achievements.
Thank You for Your Service: The City Salutes the USS Springfield Through July 31
The tradition of gifting silver services to US Naval ships dates to the 1880s, when the government sought to rally public support for new shipbuilding in the years following the Civil War.
Looking for a special way to tour the Museums? Our Selfie Spots lead you to interesting places to snap a selfie and learn more about the Museums. And our Typewriter Trail includes an opportunity to try your hand at typing the old fashion way.