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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

March 2019

Springfield Museums, Exhibit: Toytopia

March 30 - April 28
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. 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 find it in Toytopia,…

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April 2019

Springfield Museums, Classes

April 1 - April 30
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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Creativity is one of the essential ingredients to innovation, and innovation often leads to positive change. Attending classes at the Springfield Museums’ Museum School is a wonderful way to nurture creativity and keep yourself nimble for all that you hope to learn and do. Spring/Summer 2019 Courses by Date April 9 Museum Explorations Pat Gregory; Ages 6-8; Tuesdays, 10-11:30 am; April 9, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4 (eight classes); $100, Members; $118, nonmembers ($40 each additional…

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Springfield Museums, à la Carte Lectures

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until April 25, 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:  April 18: NO LECTURE April 25*: My Father’s Memoir: From Baghdad to Boston and Beyond, Amy S. Dane, lecturer and photographer.…

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May 2019

Springfield Museums, Stars over Springfield

May 3 @ 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. 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 and topics.

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Springfield Museums, “May the Fourth Be with You”

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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The Museums are heading to a galaxy far, far away and we plan to sneak some learning into the picture! Lots of edutainment is available May 4th at the Springfield Museums, Free with museum admission! MAY 4TH HIGHLIGHTS Meet Illustrator David White, 11 am-2 pm David White is a Western Massachusetts-based artist who specializes in designing giant robots, or mecha, for video games and books. White has contributed concept art to over fifteen games including Transformers: War for Cybertron, Mechwarrior…

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Springfield Museums, Astronomy Day

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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There’s No Place Like Space! Astronomy Day 2019 at the Springfield Museums is FILLED with Activities! This year, not only will the Museums have telescopes ready to help people see far into the skies and out into the heavens, we will also host a wonderful array of activities for people of all ages. Among the many opportunities for edutainment are lectures by Dr. James Lowenthal, Professor and Chair, Astronomy Department, Smith College, and Alan Rifkin of the Springfield STARS Club. Both lectures…

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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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