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Springfield Museums, School Vacation Week

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Spark Your Imagination

Spark! Your Imagination

Enjoy hands-on activities inspired by the Spark!Lab, a hands-on invention space in the Science Museum created by the Smithsonian Institute. Free with museum admission!


Monday, April 15, 1:30 pm:  Fourth Wall Ensemble– Watch music come to life in this entertaining show! The Fourth Wall Ensemble will delight you with a new hybrid of the performing arts in which musicians are also actors and dancers.

Tuesday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 17, 10 am-3 pm: U.S. Fish & Wildlife – Learn about the natural world with the Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge.

Friday, April 19, 11 am-3 pm: The Lemelson Center – Activities with staff from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

Friday, April 19, 1:30 pm: The Amazing Nano Brothers– Explore nanoscience and technology through this exciting and engaging juggling performance.

Special Guests, activities and locations subject to change. Please pick up a daily schedule in our Welcome Center.

Ongoing Activities

Animationland, 10 am-5 pm
Explore the inventions and techniques behind your favorite movies and TV shows in this special exhibitionChanging Exhibits Gallery, Second Floor, Springfield Science Museum

Spark!Lab, 10:30 am-4 pm
Visit our Smithsonian inventor’s space where you can create your own vehicle prototypes. Second Floor, Springfield Science Museum

Invention Challenge Wheel, 11 am-3 pm
What can you create? Spin the wheel and take on invention challenges. Discovery Lab, Lower Level, Springfield Science Museum

Pattern Mimicry, 11 am-3 pm
Create designs, tweak twisting paths, and practice pattern making. Mammal Hall, First Floor, Springfield Science Museum

Trashin’ Fashion, 11 am-3 pm
Design your own fashion statement using recycled materials! Science Workshop, Second Floor, Springfield Science Museum

Marble Maze, 12-4 pm
Create your own boredom buster with a few simple materials. Art Discovery Center, Second Floor, GVW Smith Art Museum


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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