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Downtown Ice Invasion | Springfield Museums | February 17-21

Feb 17 2021
Downtown Ice Invasion Wednesday-Sunday, February 17-21, 10am-5pm
Quadrangle at Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA
Facebook Event Details :
The 4th Annual Ice Sculpture Invasion will begin on February 17th on the Quadrangle at the Springfield Museums. Over a dozen ice sculptures will be placed around the Quadrangle. This [continue reading]

Wild About Winter | Online | January 23-24

Jan 22 2021
Wild About Winter Saturday-Sunday, January 23-24, 10am-2pm
Hosted by EcoTerium Museum of Science and Nature
Online event on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/EcoTarium/live_videos/
Event Details :
Get wild about winter with us this weekend—from home! From seeing our animals in the winter to science experiments [continue reading]

Springfield Museums to show ‘How People Make Things’

Jan 11 2021
Springfield Museums to show ‘How People Make Things’ “Springfield Museums are presenting “ How People Make Things ,” an exhibit inspired by the Mr. Rogers’s Factory Tours. It runs Jan. 16 through May 9 at the Springfield Science Museum.” Read the full article at MassLive.com . [continue reading]

Free Planetarium Shows this Autumn

Oct 13 2015
url 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 [continue reading]

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