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February School Vacation Week: Sugar Rush

February 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - February 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

“Sugar Rush: From Masterpiece to Mad Science” is our theme for this year’s February School Vacation Week, February 17 – 21, 2020. Please join us for family-friendly art and science activities inspired by the special exhibition “Sweet: A Tasty Journey.” Free with museum admission!

Yes, we are OPEN Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 17.

Daily activities:
Members-Only Giveaway, 10 am-5 pm
Museum members get a free scented pen and bookmark. One set per family while supplies last.

Meet Buddy, 11 am-2 pm
Meet Buddy the dinosaur, the star of the hit PBS Kids series and our latest special exhibit Dinosaur Train. Snap a pic and give the lovable young T Rex a high five or a hug.

BeanBoozled Challenge, 11 am-3 pm
Spin the wheel to compare tasty jelly bean flavors with the craziest ones from a popular candy company. Will you get a sweet treat or a nasty surprise? Line closes at 2:30 pm.

Cotton Candy Science, 11 am-3 pm
Learn about the science of cotton candy, see how it’s made, and enjoy a sample of this sweet treat.

Sweet Mad Science, 11 am-3 pm
Will a chocolate bar float or sink? What happens to a marshmallow in a vacuum? How about when you heat up some bubble gum or add vinegar to a sour candy? Make your hypothesis and help one of our friendly museum educators run tests on popular candies.

Sweet Scavenger Hunt, 11 am-3 pm
Unwrap the origins of our candy cravings in this special exhibit!

Marshmallow Engineering, 11 am-3 pm
Can you build a tower using just mini marshmallows and toothpicks? How can you create a solid base and sturdy structure to make your tower as tall as possible? Practice STEAM skills and bring your marshmallows to new heights.

FRIDAY, February 21 ONLY:
Sweet Trees, 11 am-3 pm
Maple syrup is one sweet treat that comes from trees! Join Professors Knows A. Lot to learn about maple from sap to syrup, including how it’s collected and processed, and maybe even try a taste too.

For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/SMSugarRush.

Admission fees:
Adults: $25
Seniors (60+): $16.50
College Students: $16.50
Youth 3–17: $13
Children Under 3: Free

Springfield Residents (with valid ID): Free


February 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am
February 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm


Springfield Museums


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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