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Springfield Museums

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21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
(413) 263-6800 https://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.

October 2022

Springfield Museums, a la Carte Lecture

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 3, 2022

Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Join us in-person or online! In-person tickets available at the Welcome Center on the day of the lecture; virtual registration (recommended in advance) at SpringfieldMuseums.org. Sep 29 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Fox’d and Fuddled: The History of Colonial Drinking Museums a la Carte Lecture $4 Oct 6 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm A Storied History of the Springfield Science Museum, 1859-Present Museums a la Carte Lecture $4 Oc t13 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm ¡Presente! Meet the National Museum of the American Latino Museums a…

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Springfield Museums, Oktoberfest

October 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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It’s back! Beer tasting featuring local breweries and homebrewers. In addition to beer tasting, Oktoberfest will feature The Real DJ TJ Music Entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar for additional beverage options. Age 21+. RVSP recommended! Brewers 1Way Brewing Co Amherst Brewing The Boston Beer Company Fieldcrest Brewing Company Fort Hill Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers Loophole Brewing Rustic Brewing Company Scantic River Brewery Skyline Beer Co. Sloop Brewing Co. Two Weeks Notice Brewing Vanished Valley Brewing Co. Homebrewers Beer…

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Stars Over Springfield at the Springfield Museums

October 7 @ 7:30 pm
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Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Join members of the Springfield Stars Club for skygazing in the Science Museum’s observatory. If overcast, a planetarium show will be presented. Visit the Stars Club website for speakers and topics.    

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Springfield Museums, Sensory Friendly Saturday

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until October 8, 2022

Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Free with museum admission

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. Our trained staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions you have and, if necessary, direct you to a quiet space that provides a chance to cool down and take a break. Sensory-friendly crafts for all ages will be available…

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Springfield Museums, a la Carte Lecture

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 3, 2022

Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Join us in-person or online! In-person tickets available at the Welcome Center on the day of the lecture; virtual registration (recommended in advance) at SpringfieldMuseums.org. Sep 29 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Fox’d and Fuddled: The History of Colonial Drinking Museums a la Carte Lecture $4 Oct 6 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm A Storied History of the Springfield Science Museum, 1859-Present Museums a la Carte Lecture $4 Oc t13 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm ¡Presente! Meet the National Museum of the American Latino Museums a…

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Springfield Museums, Josh Simpson: Visionary Explorations In Glass

October 15 - October 23
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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October 15, 2022–January 15, 2023 D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts   Josh Simpson: Visionary Explorations in Glass presents a 50-year retrospective of one of the most innovative glass artists of our time. Based in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, Josh Simpson has long been captivated by the fickle properties and phenomenal possibilities of red-hot molten glass. Largely self-taught, Simpson’s artistic vision marries groundbreaking techniques with new forms and materials and his intrepid experimentations have resulted in advances in the chemistry and artistry of glass. The…

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Springfield Museums, Cool Air Hot Glass

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Celebrate the opening of the special exhibit Josh Simpson: Visionary Explorations in Glass with hands-on art and science activities. Free with museum admission! Cool Air Hot Glass Seeing Spots, 11 am-2 pm Learn about how telescopes use glass, then use a telescope to view sunspots! Quadrangle Green (Weather Permitting) A World of Your Own, 11 am-3 pm Inspired by the “planets” created by Josh Simpson, make your own mini-planet using Model Magic! Blake Court, First Floor, D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts Clearly…

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Springfield Museums, Class

October 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Pumpkin Paint Get in the Halloween spirit on the Quadrangle Green! Small pumpkins donated by a local farm and paints will be provided. You could even win a prize for best pumpkin! Registration required! RSVP Now October 15 @ 11:00 am–1:00 pm Cost: $10 Cost for Members: FREE Rain location: Museum School Studios, Lower Level, George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum

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Springfield Museums, Early Enrichment Day

October 17 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Dinosaurs and Animal Encounters October 17 @ 9:30 am–10:30 am A special day designed just for our youngest visitors! Gain exclusive access to the Museums and enjoy hands-on activities, interactive gallery games, crafts, museum exploration, and much more with your students! Most appropriate for children ages 3-6. Registration is required! Call 413.314.6422 or email fieldtrips@springfieldmuseums.org.

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Springfield Museums, a la Carte Lecture

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 3, 2022

Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Join us in-person or online! In-person tickets available at the Welcome Center on the day of the lecture; virtual registration (recommended in advance) at SpringfieldMuseums.org. Sep 29 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Fox’d and Fuddled: The History of Colonial Drinking Museums a la Carte Lecture $4 Oct 6 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm A Storied History of the Springfield Science Museum, 1859-Present Museums a la Carte Lecture $4 Oc t13 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm ¡Presente! Meet the National Museum of the American Latino Museums a…

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Springfield Museums, Early Enrichment Day

October 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Start with Art October 25 @ 9:30 am–10:30 am A special day designed just for our youngest visitors! Gain exclusive access to the Museums and enjoy hands-on activities, interactive gallery games, crafts, museum exploration, and much more with your students! Most appropriate for children ages 4-6. Registration is required! Call 413.314.6422 or email fieldtrips@springfieldmuseums.org

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Springfield Museums, a la Carte Lecture

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 3, 2022

Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Join us in-person or online! In-person tickets available at the Welcome Center on the day of the lecture; virtual registration (recommended in advance) at SpringfieldMuseums.org. Sep 29 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Fox’d and Fuddled: The History of Colonial Drinking Museums a la Carte Lecture $4 Oct 6 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm A Storied History of the Springfield Science Museum, 1859-Present Museums a la Carte Lecture $4 Oc t13 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm ¡Presente! Meet the National Museum of the American Latino Museums a…

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Springfield Museums, An Out of This World Halloween

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Wear your costume, go trick or treating in the galleries, and enjoy activities inspired by the exhibit Card Tricks: Salvador Dali and the Art of Playing Cards and the Space Station Gallery. Free with museum admission! Ongoing Activities Face Painting, 11 am—2 pm With Professor Knows-a-Lot. Lower Level, Springfield Science Museum Otherworldly Playing Cards, 11 am-3 pm View the Salvador Dali exhibit for inspiration, then design your own playing card. Deco Room, First Floor, D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts Design a Spacecraft, 12-4…

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November 2022

Springfield Museums, a la Carte Lecture

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until November 3, 2022

Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Join us in-person or online! In-person tickets available at the Welcome Center on the day of the lecture; virtual registration (recommended in advance) at SpringfieldMuseums.org. Sep 29 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Fox’d and Fuddled: The History of Colonial Drinking Museums a la Carte Lecture $4 Oct 6 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm A Storied History of the Springfield Science Museum, 1859-Present Museums a la Carte Lecture $4 Oc t13 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm ¡Presente! Meet the National Museum of the American Latino Museums a…

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Stars Over Springfield at the Springfield Museums

November 4 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 4, 2022

Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Join members of the Springfield Stars Club for skygazing in the Science Museum’s observatory. If overcast, a planetarium show will be presented. Visit the Stars Club website for speakers and topics.    

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Springfield Museums, An Evening With The Stars: Josh Simpson & Cady Coleman

November 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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This elegant fundraiser includes both a silent and live auction with access to unique Josh Simpson pieces generously donated by Katie and Jonathan Oakleaf. View the 50-year retrospective exhibition, enjoy a presentation by the guests of honor, pose for celestial photo-op, and mix and mingle in the galleries with hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails inspired by Josh and Cady’s favorite drinks. November 10 @ 5:30 pm–8:00 pm Cost: $100 RSVP by October 28! RSVP Now Live auctioneer: Sally Fuller Catered by The Federal…

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Holiday Happenings at the Springfield Museums

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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Kick-off the season with the Grinch, our Gingerbread exhibit, art activities, and more. Free with museum admission! Today’s Highlights Meet The Grinch, 1-4 pm Dr. Seuss’s iconic Christmas creation will be here from Whoville to celebrate the holidays. (SIS Hall, First Floor, Wood Museum of Springfield History) Giant Bubbles with Mr. Vinny, 1-4 pm Using giant bubble wands he designed and constructed, Mr. Vinny will gather kids for a fun game of watch, chase, and pop the bubbles. (Quadrangle Green, Weather…

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The Lighting of the Quadrangle at the Springfield Museums

November 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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The day after Thanksgiving will be a day of holiday fun at the Museums. The spectacular architecture and beautifully landscaped grounds of the Quadrangle will sparkle and shimmer against a dazzling outdoor lighting display. This festive holiday celebration features train rides; appearances by Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the Grinch; hot cocoa, cider, and cookies; and visits to the Grinch’s Grotto and the gingerbread exhibition Flour to Fables. Free and open to the public–museum admission not required!

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March 2023

Springfield Museums, Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

March 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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BIGGEST, BEST Dr. Seuss Birthday Party Celebration of the 119th Birthday of Dr. Seuss. Springfield native Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss was born March 2, 1904. Rain, shine or snow! Join us for an all-day salute to beloved children’s author and Springfield-native Theodor Seuss Geisel on his 118th birthday! Free with museum admission!  

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