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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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October 2019

Springfield Museums, à la Carte Lectures

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 26, 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: October 17: The Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team—the most decorated unit in U.S. military history: Andrew Lam, M.D., author, Asst.…

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Springfield Museums, Exhibits

October 26 - November 30
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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The Art of Observation The Best of Photographer Elliott Erwitt, through - January 12, 2020, D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts BAUHAUS: 100 Years Later, through - February 16, 2020, D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts Fanny Palmer: The Artist behind Currier & Ives’s Greatest Prints, through -February 23, 2020, D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts Sweet: A Tasty Journey, through - April 26, 2020, Wood Museum of Springfield History People at Work and Other Environmental Portraits by Tad Malek, through - July 12,…

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Springfield Museums, A SWEET and Spooky Halloween

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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Wear your costume and be among the first to experience the special exhibit Sweet: A Tasty Journey. Free with museum admission!  Trick or Treating, 11 am-3 pm What kind of candy would you eat in the Seymour Planetarium? Starburst of course! Trick or Treat through the galleries of all five museums on our campus. Check out the highlights in each collection as you get a sweet treat to accompany each selected object. Creepy Crawly Critters Live Animal Encounter, 11 am-3 pm…

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Springfield Museums, à la Carte Lectures

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 26, 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: October 17: The Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team—the most decorated unit in U.S. military history: Andrew Lam, M.D., author, Asst.…

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November 2019

Springfield Museums, à la Carte Lectures

November 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 26, 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: October 17: The Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team—the most decorated unit in U.S. military history: Andrew Lam, M.D., author, Asst.…

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Springfield Walking Tours

November 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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Carl Steele will lead a tour about the Springfield Armory Watershops. This is the final tour of the 2019 Season and will be on Saturday, November 9. This tour is free to all and will meet at the Watershops, One Allen Street. The tours is rain or shine and starts promptly at 10:30 am and will end around noon. Join local historians and neighborhood experts for enlightening strolls through the downtown area. Tours begin at the Welcome Center. Free for Museum,…

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Springfield Museums, à la Carte Lectures

November 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 26, 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: October 17: The Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team—the most decorated unit in U.S. military history: Andrew Lam, M.D., author, Asst.…

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Springfield Museums, à la Carte Lectures

November 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 26, 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: October 17: The Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team—the most decorated unit in U.S. military history: Andrew Lam, M.D., author, Asst.…

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Springfield Museums, à la Carte Lectures

November 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 26, 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: October 17: The Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team—the most decorated unit in U.S. military history: Andrew Lam, M.D., author, Asst.…

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December 2019

Springfield Museums, à la Carte Lectures

December 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 26, 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: October 17: The Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team—the most decorated unit in U.S. military history: Andrew Lam, M.D., author, Asst.…

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Springfield Museums, à la Carte Lectures

December 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 26, 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: October 17: The Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team—the most decorated unit in U.S. military history: Andrew Lam, M.D., author, Asst.…

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Springfield Museums, Culture & Cocktails

December 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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 Culture & Cocktails: Hollywood and the Holidays Celebrate the season in the Gingerbread: Hollywood and the Holidays special exhibit, dress as your favorite holiday movie character, watch a gingerbread decorating demonstration with Chef Eric, and experience a special planetarium show. Plus music, festive hors d’oeuvres and cocktails! Includes entertainment and hors d’oeuvres. Ages 21 and up. Food and cash bar provided by Log Rolling Catering. December 12, 5pm–8 pm, Cost: $20, Cost for Members: $10 UPCOMING 10th SEASON CULTURE & COCKTAILS…

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Springfield Museums, à la Carte Lectures

December 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 26, 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: October 17: The Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team—the most decorated unit in U.S. military history: Andrew Lam, M.D., author, Asst.…

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Springfield Museums, à la Carte Lectures

December 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 26, 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: October 17: The Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team—the most decorated unit in U.S. military history: Andrew Lam, M.D., author, Asst.…

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February 2020

Springfield Museums, Culture & Cocktails

February 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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