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Springfield Museums, School Vacation Week
April 18 - April 22
Inspired by current exhibits Under the Arctic: Digging into the Permafrost and Front Row Center: Icons of Rock, Blues and Soul, the school vacation week activities explore themes of geology and music with hands-on, facilitated activities.
SCHOOL VACATION WEEK SPECIAL EVENTS
Tuesday (April 19) & Thursday (April 21), 11:00-3:00: Watershed Table – Join our friends from Fish & Wildlife to learn about how water impacts the local geology. (Springfield Science Museum, lower level)
Thursday (April 21) 12:30: The Fourth Wall Ensemble – Watch music come to life in this entertaining show! The Fourth Wall Ensemble will delight you with a new hybrid of the performing arts in which musicians are also actors and dancers! (D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Davis Auditorium)
The Fourth Wall’s mission is to create programming that engages everyone from elementary school children to classical performance connoisseurs through a new hybrid of the performing arts in which musicians are also actors and dancers. In a theater, breaking the fourth wall brings the world on stage directly into the audience; as an ensemble, The Fourth Wall, breaks the barrier between serious art and serious fun.
ONGOING DAILY ACTIVITIES
Daily 11:00-3:00 Graham Tectonics – Explore the science behind plate tectonics with graham crackers and cool whip. Create your own mini earthquake! (Springfield Science Museum, Science Lab)
Daily 11:00-3:00 Crayon Rocks – Learn about the different processes behind the 3 rock types by experimenting with crayons! Make your own rock to take home and color with! (Springfield Science Museum, Science Workshop)
Daily 11:00-3:00 Instrument Making – Make your own instrument to rock out on with recycled materials. (Springfield Science Museum, Tolman Auditorium)
Daily 11:00-3:00 Rockin’ Scavenger Hunt – Explore the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts to find the instruments and rocks represented throughout the Museum. Claim your prize when done! (D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Blake Court)