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Earth Day Festival at Springfield Museums, April 23

Apr 18 2017
April 23, 2017 11 AM – 4 PM Springfield Museums 21 Edwards St, Springfield, Massachusetts 01103
Celebrate Earth Day with the Springfield Museums!
The Museums will host FREE activities on the Quad from 11am to 4pm.
Special guests include: Center for EcoTechnology ECOS Keep Springfield Beautiful Regreen Springfield Connecticut River Watershed Council [continue reading]

The Bassett Planetarium

Dec 16 2015
The Bassett Planetarium , at Amherst College in Amherst, MA is open to groups by appointment only. Admission is free.
The planetarium is unusual in that it has not gone digital. The night sky is shown using a star projector made up of a very bright light inside a pierced [continue reading]

“Dinosaur Hunter”, Paul Sereno, speaks at the Springfield Symphony Hall

Nov 11 2015

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Sunday, November 22nd
Beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
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“Blending his background as an artist with his love for science and history,
Sereno’s passion carries him to the remote corners of the world to discover
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Free Planetarium Shows this Autumn

Oct 13 2015
Astronomy students at Williams College will host free shows for the public on Friday evenings at 8pm!
October : 16, 23, 30
November : 6, 13, 20
December : 4

829 Main Street, Williamstown , MA. [continue reading]

High Tech Planetarium Takes Us to the Stars

Oct 8 2015
Milham Planetarium at Williams College is an incredible high-tech resource for Western Mass. Astronomy students in the area always seem to want to open up the planets for the rest of us. All through the Fall they will host free shows for the general public. There is something scientifically hypnotic about a planet show, and [continue reading]

Local History: Greenfield Home to First Dinosaur Museum in the Country!

May 1 2013
Greenfield’s Lost Museum: Dexter Marsh and the Dinosaur Tracks Many local people know that Dexter Marsh (1806-1853), quarrier — stonemason, janitor, handyman, and jack-of-all-trades in 19th-century Greenfield, MA — was among the first to discover dinosaur footprints, but how many know that he opened one of the first dinosaur museums in the country? In 1835, [continue reading]

Cornell Lab of Ornithology: The Macaulay Library

Jan 17 2013
The Macaulay Library is the world’s largest and oldest scientific archive of biodiversity audio and video recordings.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology founder Arthur A. Allen and Library of Natural Sounds (now Macaulay Library) founder Peter Paul Kellogg were pioneers in the field of recording bird sounds. Allen worked with a local movie company to [continue reading]

The Amherst College Museum of Natural History

Dec 22 2009
The Amherst College Museum of Natural History (formerly the Pratt Museum) contains three floors of exhibits and over 1700 individual specimens. There are a variety of displays on vertebrate evolution and extinction, geology of the Connecticut River Valley, and the world’s largest collection of dinosaur tracks, many from the local area.
Hours: [continue reading]

The Hitchcock Center

Dec 22 2009
The Hitchcock Center for the Environment , located in Amherst, MA, offers natural history programs for both children and adults, as well as a resource center. Located in the Larch Hill conservation area, the trails and butterfly garden are open to the public during daytime hours. [continue reading]

Springfield Science Museum

Nov 8 2008
missing image Springfield Science Museum 21 Edwards Street Springfield, MA 01103 Phone: 413-263-6800
Discover the wonders of science through the live animal Solutia Eco-Center, the cultures and animals in R.E. Phelon African Hall, Dinosaur Hall with its towering Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Seymour Planetarium, Mineral Hall, early aviation in Springfield, and other [continue reading]

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