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Springfield Museums, Sensory Friendly Saturday

Springfield Museums 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA

Sensory Friendly Saturdays provide less noise, less bright light, and cool-down spaces for those who have sensory sensitivity. The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and the Springfield Science Museum will open early, with some exhibits will be modified to provide an opportunity for people with a range of differing abilities to experience what these Museums have to offer. […]

Springfield Museums, Festival of Flowers

Springfield Museums 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA

Floral design and botanical whimsy return to the Springfield Museums during the 9th annual Festival of Flowers. Thoughtful interpretations will bring new perspectives to the objects and exhibits of the art, history, and science museums. Embrace the vibrant color and captivating fragrance of fresh flowers as we welcome spring in the galleries and on the […]

Springfield Museums, Class

Springfield Museums 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA

Hidden Treasures of Poland: Part 3 Take a virtual journey through Poland to discover historical and rich cultural attractions off the beaten track.  We’ll explore unique sites in small towns and cities throughout Poland. New and returning participants welcome – new sites will be featured. Zoom link with be sent the day before the class. […]

Springfield Museums, Class

Springfield Museums 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA

Have fun learning about atoms, polymers, and crazy chemical reactions. Try simple and safe experiments as you make polymer pudding, yeasty balloons, a soda rocket, and “secret-ingredient” volcanoes! Best of all, you get to sample your edible concoctions!  Not recommended for children who are sensitive to milk or chocolate. Dress for mess! Instructor: Debbie Naglieri-Prescod Ages 7-10 […]

Springfield Museums, Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Springfield Museums 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA

It’s fun to have fun and we’ll show you how at the Springfield Museums Celebration of the 118th Birthday of Dr. Seuss. Springfield native Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss was born March 2, 1904. The Springfield Museums present the BIGGEST, BEST Dr. Seuss Birthday Party, Saturday, March 5, from 10 am to 5 pm, […]

Springfield, Annual Downtown Ice Invasion

Springfield Museums 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA

The 5th Annual Ice Sculpture Invasion will take place during the week of February 19th – 26th (weather permitting). Come check out the walrus, penguins, Eskimos, MGM lion, LARGE Starbucks coffee, and much much more. About 20 sculptures will be sprinkled around downtown for your families enjoyment! Plan a fun day trip with the whole […]

Springfield Museums, Open Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Springfield Museums 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA

The Springfield Museums, usually closed on Mondays, is OPEN Monday, January 17, 10 am-5 pm (Martin Luther King Jr. Day). There's Always Something New at the Museums! Advance ticket purchase encouraged.

Springfield Museums, Holiday Stroll

Springfield Museums 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA

Enjoy the stunning architecture and glittering lights on the Museums grounds while hobnobbing with your favorite holiday characters. Benches in front of each character allow for safe, socially distanced photography. The Grinch under the arch of the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Rudolph on the Quadrangle Green Frosty the Snowman at the Smith Museum of […]

Santa’s Workshop at the Springfield Museums

Springfield Museums 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA

You’re the elf in Santa’s Workshop! Make your own gift to give a special loved one, complete with trimmings including card and gift tag. Options will include magnet sets, photos in mosaic frames, and cup lanterns. Free with museum admission! More Activities Meet Santa, 11 am-2 pm Bring your Christmas list and your camera to meet […]

Springfield Museums, Lecture

Springfield Museums 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA

Lasting Impressions: Tattooing and Body Art in the Ancient Americas For thousands of years, ancient American peoples practiced tattooing and other permanent forms of body modification. These cultural expressions signified indigenous identity and status and transformed the human body into a ritual vessel that channeled spiritual power across the planes of the living and the […]

Santa’s Workshop at the Springfield Museums

Springfield Museums 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA

You’re the elf in Santa’s Workshop! Make your own gift to give a special loved one, complete with trimmings including card and gift tag. Options will include magnet sets, photos in mosaic frames, and cup lanterns. Free with museum admission! More Activities Meet Santa, 11 am-2 pm Bring your Christmas list and your camera to meet […]

Springfield Museums, Annual Gingerbread Competition

Springfield Museums 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA

The Springfield Museums are pleased to present the Gingerbread: Under the Sea exhibition. In this 12th annual holiday exhibit, visitors will dive into the enchanted waters and journey to the bottom of the sea where fantastical creatures and colorful plants are interpreted as culinary creations! Walking into this year’s Under the Sea gallery is like diving […]

Holiday Happenings at the Springfield Museums

Springfield Museums 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA

Kick-off the season with the Grinch, our Gingerbread exhibit, art activities, and more.  Free with museum admission! All Things Grinch-y Color a Grinch Suncatcher, 12-4 pm Use sharpies to color the face of this loveable curmudgeon and then hang in your window for holiday cheer. Meet the Grinch, 1-4 pm Dr. Seuss’s iconic Christmas creation […]

Springfield Museums, That’s Gross!

Springfield Museums 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA

Examine the unique human body, complete with all the gross, crazy and amazing things your body does every day!  We will map your tongue, trick your nose and your other senses as we make slime, fake vomit, and fake boogies! Dress for mess! Instructor: Debbie Naglieri-Prescod Ages 7-10 Saturday, 10 am-12:30 pm Includes all materials Register

Springfield Museums, True Stories and Tall Tales of the Springfield Quadrangle

Springfield Museums 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA

During this outdoor-only event we will regale you with famous, mysterious, and sometimes-true stories of the Quadrangle and the five museums on our campus. One of your guides is trustworthy and knowledgeable, and will stick to the well-documented history of the Museums. Beware what you hear from your other guide; she may make up some […]

Springfield Museums, Dog Day

Springfield Museums 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA

It’s your dog’s day out at the Springfield Museums October 2 for Dog Day. From 9 to 10 am leashed, congenial dogs (and their owners) are invited to enjoy activities on the North Lawn.  The cost is $5 per dog for nonmembers and $2 per dog for members of the Springfield Museums. Preregistration is required. […]

Springfield Museums, Silly Seussian Celebration

Springfield Museums 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA

Come one, come all. We’re celebrating Springfield’s favorite author this fall! Enjoy a day of Dr. Seuss-inspired activities for the whole family. A highly interactive day with performance by Keith Munslow and activities galore including: a Green Egg Hunt/LEGO®  Sculpture, Color a Dr. Seuss Magnet, Silly Sounds and How We Hear Them, Spark!Lab on the […]

Springfield Museums, Free Admission!

Springfield Museums 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA

Smithsonian Museum Day is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission on Saturday, September 18, 2021, for two people. Free Admission to Participating Museums […]

Springfield Walking Tours

Springfield Museums 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA

Second Saturday Walking Tours: Join local historian Derek Strahan for a walking tour that will explore the days when Chestnut Street was lined with grand 19th century. Derek will tell the stories of these long-lost houses and the famous artists, publishers, military leaders, and business tycoons who once lived in them. Please buy your tickets […]

Springfield Museums, Free Admission!

Springfield Museums 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA

Thanks to a grant from the Highland Street Foundation, museum admission is free for all visitors today only! Tickets available on a first come, first served basis at the admission desk in the Welcome Center (advance tickets not available on this date). Note: Entry to the Dr. Seuss Museum is limited; arrive early to secure entry. Groups cannot be accommodated. The Highland […]