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Springfield Museums

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21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
(413) 263-6800 www.springfieldmuseums.org

Set around a tree-lined quadrangle in downtown Springfield, the world-class museums that comprise the Springfield Museums provide visitors with a wealth of exciting imagery and inspirational artwork. The nationally accredited and Smithsonian-affiliated consortium of museums includes the Springfield Science Museum, the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History, the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, and the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss, the first and only museum dedicated to the beloved children’s book author and Springfield native.

The Quadrangle is also home to the Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden, a series of full-scale bronze sculptures of Dr. Seuss’s whimsical creations, honoring the birthplace of Theodor Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss. For one admission price, visitors can enjoy all 5 Springfield Museums and the Dr. Seuss Park. Secure free onsite parking is available around the corner at 21 Edwards Street. Open Tuesday through Sunday.

The Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden at the Springfield Museums in the city where Theodor Seuss Geisel was born and which appears to have inspired much of his work. Sculptor Lark Grey Dimond-Cates, who is also Geisel’s step-daughter, created the endearing bronze sculptures of Dr. Seuss and his most beloved characters. See the “Story Teller” himself along with the Grinch, the Lorax, Thing 1 and 2, Horton, and Yertle the turtle! Free to see and open daily.

Bronze sculptures of the Dr. Seuss Characters Grinch and Max from the book "How the Grinch Stole Christmas".

See vintage Indian Motocycles at the Museums. Among the rarest Indians on view is the 1904 blue Indian designed and owned by Indian co-founder Hedstrom. When he left the company, he took this motorcycle with him, and it was later passed on to his granddaughter. Also featured are Indian racer and dealer Stanley Cornell’s unique 1912 board track cycle with its original board track racing tires; an entirely restored, operable 1929 101 Scout; and a 1927 hill-climber.

The collection also includes artifacts, memorabilia, and photographs highlighting production of Indian’s “everyman” and military motorcycles from the early years at the famous “Wigwam” through the final days of the downtown Springfield factory in 1953.

See Tiffany Stained Glass Windows Newly refurbished. Among the most celebrated features of the Smith Art Museum are its original Tiffany stained glass windows. Manufactured by the Tiffany Glass Company of New York City, the windows were installed in 1895 as the museum was being completed. The windows are rare examples of Tiffany work commissioned for a museum building; the only other known windows made especially for a museum were at the Henry Field Memorial Art Gallery at the Art Institute of Chicago and have not survived.

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Hours

Tuesday–Saturday: 10 am–5 pm, Sunday: 11 am–5 pm
Monday: Closed

Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden: Daily, 9 am–5 pm

Blake House Cafe:  Tuesday–Saturday, 9 am–3 pm, Sunday 11 am–3 pm

The Springfield Museums are pleased to welcome veterans and active duty personnel to the museums with a complimentary ticket all year round. After showing their military, work ID or badge, veterans and active duty personnel may receive free admission to the Museums.

During the summer months, Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Museums participate as a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve.

Springfield Museums

February 2019

Springfield Museums, Exhibits

February 4 - February 24
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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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…

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Springfield Museums, Exhibit: Toytopia

February 18 - March 19
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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Take a trip down Memory Lane and share toy experiences with the whole family!  through–April 28, 2019. Too cold to play outside? Come to the Springfield Museums. We are open and ready for lots of BIG play, BIG toys, and BIG fun! Toytopia—an exhibition featuring larger than life toys, hands-on play, and immersive learning. What was your childhood passion? Jump roping? Star Wars® collectibles? Baking in an Easy Bake Oven? Whatever was your favorite toy then and now, you’re sure to…

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Springfield Museums, Magic at the Museums

February 18 @ 11:00 am - February 22 @ 3:00 pm
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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February School Vacation Week, February 18-22, is all about MAGIC! Plan ahead to join in the fun. There’s mischief afoot! Enjoy strolling magic in the galleries, try your hand at a variety of magic tricks, pop in our wizard photo booth, make your own potion and more. Free with museum admission! Schedule of Special Performances (All performances are in Davis Auditorium at 2pm)                                       …

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Springfield Museums, à la Carte Lectures

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2019

Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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The popular Museums à la Carte lectures take place Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. in the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. Admission is $4 ($2 for members of the Springfield Museums); visitors are invited to bring a bag lunch (cookies and coffee are provided). For more information about Museums à la Carte, call 413-263-6800, ext. 488. This month’s lectures include:  2.7 Exhibition On Screen: Young Picasso  85 minutes Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time – and right…

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Springfield Museums, à la Carte Lectures

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2019

Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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The popular Museums à la Carte lectures take place Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. in the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. Admission is $4 ($2 for members of the Springfield Museums); visitors are invited to bring a bag lunch (cookies and coffee are provided). For more information about Museums à la Carte, call 413-263-6800, ext. 488. This month’s lectures include:  2.7 Exhibition On Screen: Young Picasso  85 minutes Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest artists of all time – and right…

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March 2019

Springfield Museums, Stars over Springfield

March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 3, 2019

Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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Skygazing in the Science Museum’s observatory. Join members of the Springfield Stars Club for skygazing in the Science Museum’s observatory. Mar. 1, 2019 SOS:  Ed Faits: Comets, Asteroids and other Wanderers. First Friday of the Month, 7:30 pm. $3 adults, $2 children. If overcast, a planetarium show will be presented. Mar. 1, 2019 SOS:  Ed Faits: Comets, Asteroids and other Wanderers Apr. 5, 2019 SOS:  Marguerite Seuffert, Crystal Mengele:  Stars Game Night May 3, 2019 SOS:  Richard Sanderson:  Apollo 11: A Look Back at Humanity’s Greatest Achievement. Visit the Stars Club website for speakers…

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April 2019

Springfield Museums, Festival of Flowers

April 4 - April 7
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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Celebrate the arrival of spring at the Museums! Soak up the color and the fragrance while enjoying more than 40 interpretive floral arrangements in the science and art museums. Now in its seventh year, Festival of Flowers features the talent and creativity of local florists, garden clubs, and flower enthusiasts. The Festival of Flowers has become one of the most anticipated moments in the Museums’ calendar. Free with museum admission.

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Springfield Museums, Culture & Cocktails

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 6, 2019

Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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First Thursdays, bi-monthly, 5-8 pm includes hor d’oeuvres, entertainment, and cash bar. 4.4.19: Festival of Flowers See the museums in bloom! View spectacular arrangements inspired by objects throughout the art, history, and science museums. While touring each museum, enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. 6.6.19 Indulgence: An Evening of Wine and Cheese Enjoy live music on the Quadrangle grounds while sampling local wines and cheeses. Members $10; nonmembers $20. Must be 21 or older. Reservations recommended, call 413.263.6800, ext. 379.

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Springfield Museums, Stars over Springfield

April 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 3, 2019

Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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Skygazing in the Science Museum’s observatory. Join members of the Springfield Stars Club for skygazing in the Science Museum’s observatory. Mar. 1, 2019 SOS:  Ed Faits: Comets, Asteroids and other Wanderers. First Friday of the Month, 7:30 pm. $3 adults, $2 children. If overcast, a planetarium show will be presented. Mar. 1, 2019 SOS:  Ed Faits: Comets, Asteroids and other Wanderers Apr. 5, 2019 SOS:  Marguerite Seuffert, Crystal Mengele:  Stars Game Night May 3, 2019 SOS:  Richard Sanderson:  Apollo 11: A Look Back at Humanity’s Greatest Achievement. Visit the Stars Club website for speakers…

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May 2019

Springfield Museums, Stars over Springfield

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 3, 2019

Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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Skygazing in the Science Museum’s observatory. Join members of the Springfield Stars Club for skygazing in the Science Museum’s observatory. Mar. 1, 2019 SOS:  Ed Faits: Comets, Asteroids and other Wanderers. First Friday of the Month, 7:30 pm. $3 adults, $2 children. If overcast, a planetarium show will be presented. Mar. 1, 2019 SOS:  Ed Faits: Comets, Asteroids and other Wanderers Apr. 5, 2019 SOS:  Marguerite Seuffert, Crystal Mengele:  Stars Game Night May 3, 2019 SOS:  Richard Sanderson:  Apollo 11: A Look Back at Humanity’s Greatest Achievement. Visit the Stars Club website for speakers…

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June 2019

Springfield Museums, Culture & Cocktails

June 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until June 6, 2019

Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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First Thursdays, bi-monthly, 5-8 pm includes hor d’oeuvres, entertainment, and cash bar. 4.4.19: Festival of Flowers See the museums in bloom! View spectacular arrangements inspired by objects throughout the art, history, and science museums. While touring each museum, enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. 6.6.19 Indulgence: An Evening of Wine and Cheese Enjoy live music on the Quadrangle grounds while sampling local wines and cheeses. Members $10; nonmembers $20. Must be 21 or older. Reservations recommended, call 413.263.6800, ext. 379.

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July 2019

Springfield Museums, 10th Indian Motocycle Day

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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Indian Motocycle Day is the continuation of a long-standing tradition honoring the classic motorcycles that were developed and manufactured in Springfield from 1901 to 1953. The event was held from 1980-2005 at the Indian Motocycle Museum on Hendee Street in Springfield, which was owned by Charlie and Esta Manthos. In 2007, Esta Manthos donated their extensive collection of Indian Motocycles, artifacts and memorabilia to the Springfield Museums where it is now on view in the Wood Museum of Springfield History.…

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