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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.

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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.

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May 2018

Springfield Museums, Exhibit: Two Lives, One Passion

May 18 - June 24
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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A Story of Love at the Springfield Museums First Comprehensive Display of the Artists’ Work Ever! Who were the Kaulas? Why have many of us never heard of them? And why is the Springfield Museums hosting a spectacular collection of their work and the first comprehensive display of the artists’ work ever? Emerging from the Boston School of the Fenway Studios at the turn of the century and traveling throughout New England to paint beneath billowing cumulus clouds, the Kaulas resisted…

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Springfield Museums, The Reddest Exhibit in Springfield

May 19 - June 24
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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Board the Birdwell Island Ferry and journey to the world of Clifford™ for the reddest exhibit to hit the Springfield Museums! Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog offers immersive “paws-on,” bilingual (Spanish and English), multi-sensory adventures. Opens May 19, 2018 – through September 9, 2018 Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog transports children and adults to the world of Clifford, Emily Elizabeth, and all the residents of Birdwell Island. As visitors explore Adventures with Clifford The Big Red…

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June 2018

Springfield Museums, Exhibit: Kids Design Glass

June 11 - July 15
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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Designed by children, the large glass sculptures featured in this exhibition are funky and fun! Kids ages 5-12 submitted their drawings of their imagination and these artist bring them to life as works of art! The exhibit shows the original drawings, and the child's description of the the creature they have created, next to the glass art created for them. Kids and grownups alike will delight in this celebration of childhood and creativity with works such as Banana Bam!, Coyote in Socks, and Super Fuzzy.…

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Springfield Museums, EXHIBIT: Beyond Function

June 21 - July 21
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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Opens June 21! Who says that form must follow function? The objects in the Beyond Function exhibit are gleaned from the collection of Donald Clark, a connoisseur of ceramics. Clark, whose Springfield home is filled to the brim with works in clay, is an avid and thoughtful collector. The objects in his care span decades and include many artists—both renowned and emerging. “This is a teaching collection,” Clark said. “It shows the breadth of contemporary ceramics and it explores in…

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Springfield Museums, à la Carte Lectures

June 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 28, 2018

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: June 6/7    Critical Reading of Dr. Seuss: Contextualizing His Life Work Maria José Botelho, Associate Professor of Language, Literacy, &…

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Springfield Museums, à la Carte Lectures

June 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 28, 2018

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: June 6/7    Critical Reading of Dr. Seuss: Contextualizing His Life Work Maria José Botelho, Associate Professor of Language, Literacy, &…

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July 2018

Springfield Museums, Dr. Seuss’s Super-Dee-Dooper Bus Tour Stop

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until July 2, 2018

Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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An experience that celebrates imagination and fun in the way that only Dr. Seuss can, featuring a walk-through interactive exhibit starring his books and characters, kid-friendly activities, photo-ops with the Cat in the Hat and more! Dr. Seuss's Super-Dee-Dooper Bus Tour pulls into Theodor Geisel's hometown of Springfield on July 1-2. Traveling across the country visiting bookstores, schools, libraries, and festivals, each stop will be a special Seussian celebration for the entire family. Events will feature a walk-through interactive exhibit…

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Springfield Museums, Dr. Seuss’s Super-Dee-Dooper Bus Tour Stop

July 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until July 2, 2018

Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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An experience that celebrates imagination and fun in the way that only Dr. Seuss can, featuring a walk-through interactive exhibit starring his books and characters, kid-friendly activities, photo-ops with the Cat in the Hat and more! Dr. Seuss's Super-Dee-Dooper Bus Tour pulls into Theodor Geisel's hometown of Springfield on July 1-2. Traveling across the country visiting bookstores, schools, libraries, and festivals, each stop will be a special Seussian celebration for the entire family. Events will feature a walk-through interactive exhibit…

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Springfield Museums, Family Fun

July 9 - August 17
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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July 9-August 17. Enjoy six fun-packed weeks filled with entertainment, art, science, and Seuss for the whole family—plus opportunities to meet Clifford The Big Red Dog in person! Mondays – Grandparents and Grandchildren’s Day, featuring Main Street Play in the History Museum. Tuesdays – WGBY Days: Meet Clifford The Big Red Dog and visiting children’s book authors Wednesdays – Wild Wednesdays, All About Animals: Meet the Cat in the Hat and get your face painted Thursdays – Kids at Play:…

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Springfield Museums, Free Fun Friday!

July 20
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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Thanks to a grant from the Highland street Foundation, general admission is free to everyone—a perfect time to introduce your nonmember friends to the Springfield Museums! The Highland Street Foundation 10th annual Free Fun Fridays initiative, a summer program that offers visitors no-cost admission to many of the most treasured cultural venues in Massachusetts, from art museums to zoos. Learn more about Free Fun Friday at www.highlandstreet.org. Member Mondays June 25-August 20 Bring a guest for free, get 20% off…

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Springfield Museums, Indian Motorcycle Day

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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9th Indian Motorcycle Day Rally Annual celebration of Springfield’s heritage as the original home of Indian Motocycles. Featuring a display of vintage Springfield-built Indian Motocycles along with a wide assortment of vendor booths, this summer’s event will honor the late Charlie Manthos, founder of the original Indian Motocycle Museum in Springfield, MA.

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November 2018

Springfield Museums, Annual Gingerbread Exhibit

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. The Museum Store is also a major draw during the holidays, thanks to the wide variety of gifts available for all ages and tastes. Decorative glassware and handcrafted pottery items are available, along with a large selection of children’s games, books, and educational kits and models. Gift wrapping and parking is always free.  

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Holiday Happenings at the Springfield Museums

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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Kick off the season with the Grinch, our Gingerbread House exhibit, art activities, the lighting of the Quad, and more. Holiday Happenings at the Springfield Museums: Travel from the parade to the Museums for a day filled with family-friendly, fun activities. Have a chance to meet the Grinch in person! Activities free with Museums admission. 10 am-5 pm. The Lighting of the Quadrangle 5 pm–7 pm, Free and open to the public! The spectacular architecture and beautifully landscaped grounds of…

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