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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]

Museums

Dec 22 2009
Published by under Museums
With all the universities and colleges in the area, as well as an incredible number of artists and craftspeople, it’s no wonder there’s also a wide range of world-class museums.
Art Museums and Galleries History Museums Science and Nature Museums [continue reading]

Digital Treasures

Aug 4 2009
Digital Treasures – on online image gallery, collected by town, of historic photographs. The site is a project of the Central and Western Massachusetts digital library. [continue reading]

Smith College Museum of Art

Jun 25 2009
missing imageWith a world famous collection and a tradition of making its holdings accessible to the public, the Smith College Museum of Art has long been an asset to the city of Northampton. The permanent collection includes more than 24,000 paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints and decorative arts dating from the 25th century BC to the present. [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]

Hadley Farm Museum

Nov 8 2008
Published by under Hadley, History, History Museums
missing imageEarly New England farm equipment in a restored 1782 barn: blacksmith tools, ox cart, stage coach, plows, early domestic appliances from the colonial period through the civil war.
208 Middle Street Hadley, MA 01035 Phone: 413-586-1160
Open: May-October, Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m. Please confirm the hours by [continue reading]

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Nov 8 2008
missing imageFounded in part by Eric Carle, the renowned author and illustrator of more than 70 books, including the 1969 classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar , The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is the first full-scale museum in this country devoted to national and international picture book art, conceived and built with the [continue reading]

More Museums

Nov 6 2008
Published by under Museums, Other Museums
Use this page for museums that don’t quite fit into the other existing categories. Most links take you directly to their respective websites. If you have anything to say about any of the listings (or a new one to add) please post a comment. If you have enough to say, I’ll use your comment as [continue reading]

History Museums

Nov 6 2008
Published by under History Museums
Historic museums provide insight into the Pioneer Valley’s past, from the colonial era through the industrial age. Some museums also provide support for genealogy research, offer living exhibits, or special events. Area museums cover the range from before the first European settlers and conflict with the French and Indians, to the spread of industrialism, use [continue reading]

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