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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

SUMMER HOURS Open Mondays, 10 am–5 pm from June 17–August 26

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

Springfield History Library & Archives (in the Wood Museum of Springfield History) Tuesday–Friday, 11 am–4 pm; first Saturday of the month, 11 am–4 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.

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January 2020

Springfield Museums, à la Carte Lectures

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until January 30, 2020

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.  This month’s lectures include: January 23*: The Colonial Atmospheric Theaters of the Goldstein Brothers: Jonathan A. Boschen, Film and theater historian, Award winning videographer Boschen compares and contrasts two single screen atmospheric theaters: the Greenfield (MA) Garden Theater and Athol (MA) Capitol Theater. Both theaters were built for the Goldstein Brothers, designed by the Mowl & Rand Architectural firm. Instead…

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February 2020

Springfield Museums, Dinosaur Train

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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Opening day for Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit includes a Family Fun Day with tons of interactive fun, including a chance to meet Buddy the Dinosaur. The Dinosaur Train Opening Celebration is Saturday, February 1 from 10am–5pm. The activities include: Dinosaur Train: The Traveling Exhibit, 10am-5pm Hop on the Dinosaur Train with Buddy and travel to all three time periods during the Age of Dinosaurs to unearth basic concepts in life science, natural history, and paleontology. Meet Buddy, 11am-2pm Meet the…

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Springfield Museums, Culture & Cocktails

February 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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Culture & Cocktails: Candy and Cocktails Get in the Valentine’s Day spirit with candy-themed hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Enjoy a few treats at our candy bar, explore the special exhibit Sweet: A Tasty Journey, and test your knowledge with candy trivia. Includes entertainment and hors d’oeuvres by Log Rolling. Ages 21 and up. February 13, 2020, 5 pm–8 pm, Cost: $20, Cost for Members: $10 UPCOMING 10th SEASON CULTURE & COCKTAILS Culture & Cocktails: Festival of Flowers April 2, 2020, 5 pm–8…

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April 2020

Springfield Museums, Culture & Cocktails

April 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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Culture & Cocktails: Festival of Flowers See the museums in bloom! View the interpretive arrangements in the art and science museums while enjoying live music, a floral demonstration, hands-on activities, and signature cocktails and creative hors d’oeuvres. Includes entertainment and hors d’oeuvres. Ages 21 and up. Advance purchase suggested. April 2, 2020, 5 pm–8 pm, Cost: $20, Cost for Members: $10 Food and cash bar provided by Log Rolling Catering.

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