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Springfield Museums, Summer Spectacular

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Five children posing with a costumed character

Summer Spectacular Activities

The Museums are open seven days a week and we invite you to play, explore, and create with us. Free with museum admission!

Don’t forget about our special exhibits!

Note: Activities, locations, and times subject to change. Please pick up a daily schedule in the Welcome Center for the most up to date information.

The Cat’s Corner, 10 am-4 pm
Stop in to read some of Ted Geisel’s original stories along with lots of other picture books. Take part in facilitated activities that merge art and literacy, allowing children to build and utilize diverse vocabulary and reading comprehension skills while creating an original piece of artwork. Lower Level, Amazing World of Dr. Seuss

Spark!Lab, 10:30 am-4 pm
A new approach to hands-on making and learning! No step-by-step instructions here. Instead, kids will identify problems and challenges, develop solutions, and put their ideas into action—all while building important 21st century skills like creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, and adaptability. Second Floor, Springfield Science Museum

Meet the Cat in the Hat, 11 am-2 pm
Mammal Hall, First Floor, Springfield Science Museum

Art Discovery Center, 12-4 pm
Trace your own Chinese horoscope, try on costumes and armor, play gallery games, peek under lift-up panels on the Wall of Symbols to discover the meaning behind Asian motifs, and get creative this week’s art project. Second Floor, GWV Smith Art Museum

Summer Spectacular is sponsored by Baystate Health, Berkshire Bank, Country Bank, Florence Bank, Eversource, Health New England, M&T Bank; and Charles H. Hall Foundation, N.A., Bank of America, Trustee.


July 13
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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