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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

November 2018

Springfield Museums, Exhibit: Working Women: Defying Convention

November 13 - December 23
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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November 13, 2018 – May 26, 2019 In a world saturated with idealized and sexualized depictions of women, the work of Isabel Bishop (1902-1988), who painted from the 1920s to the 1980s, is a welcome respite. The subjects she most often portrayed were everyday women doing everyday things—enjoying a private conversation with a friend while standing arm-in-arm, shrugging into a coat, or checking lipstick with an unselfconscious teeth-baring grimace. Though by description those images might not seem appealing, the portraits…

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Springfield Museums, Annual Gingerbread Competition

November 23 - December 31
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions. Experience the annual gingerbread competition and exhibit that meshes two of our favorite things—baking and creativity! The awe-inspiring entries celebrate Pop! Culture. The gingerbread creations are set amongst a display of festive holiday trees. Visitors have an opportunity to vote for their favorite in the following categories: Professional Division: Bake Shops, Caterers, Restaurants, or Professional Bakers Adult Division: Individual or group adult, age 18 &…

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December 2018

Springfield Museums, SUPERHERO Week

December 27 - December 30
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s SUPERHERO Week! Daily Dec 27-30 11:00-2:00  Super Hero Face Painting – Visit Professor Knows A. Lot and get your face painted like one of your favorite superheroes! 11:00-12:15 and 1:45-3:00 Spidey Senses and Adaptations – Meet the museum’s Chilean rose tarantula and learn all about arachnid adaptations, like spinning sticky webs, venom, quick movements, and special senses! Wall of Heroes – Let the world know who your hero is!  Whether he or she…

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February 2019

Springfield Museums, Culture & Cocktails

February 7, 2019 @ 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. 12.13.18: Holiday Pop! Celebrate the opening of the new exhibit Pop! Icons of American Culture from the Smithsonian in the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, play pop culture trivia, and enjoy a presentation by a Smithsonian curator.  In the Science Museum, explore Gingerbread: The Pop Culture Edition, watch a professional baker at work, and create your own festive dessert. 2.7.19 Drinking with Dinosaurs Explore the special exhibition Dinosaur…

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April 2019

Springfield Museums, Festival of Flowers

April 4, 2019 - April 7, 2019
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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Welcome spring and join the Springfield Museums for the annual Festival of Flowers, Thursday, April 4–Sunday, April 7. This beautiful and creative annual celebration attracts more than 4,000 people to the Museums where visitors can bask in the beauty of floral arrangements created by local florists, designers, and garden club members. 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, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 4:00pm 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. 12.13.18: Holiday Pop! Celebrate the opening of the new exhibit Pop! Icons of American Culture from the Smithsonian in the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, play pop culture trivia, and enjoy a presentation by a Smithsonian curator.  In the Science Museum, explore Gingerbread: The Pop Culture Edition, watch a professional baker at work, and create your own festive dessert. 2.7.19 Drinking with Dinosaurs Explore the special exhibition Dinosaur…

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June 2019

Springfield Museums, Culture & Cocktails

June 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 4:00pm 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. 12.13.18: Holiday Pop! Celebrate the opening of the new exhibit Pop! Icons of American Culture from the Smithsonian in the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, play pop culture trivia, and enjoy a presentation by a Smithsonian curator.  In the Science Museum, explore Gingerbread: The Pop Culture Edition, watch a professional baker at work, and create your own festive dessert. 2.7.19 Drinking with Dinosaurs Explore the special exhibition Dinosaur…

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