Springfield Science Museum

Nov 8 2008

Springfield Science Museum 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 exhibits.

Visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will find a world filled with the wonders of natural and physical science. The Museum also is home to a live animal center with fish, insects, reptiles and amphibians in such realistic natural habitats as an Amazon rainforest, coral reef, and New England harbor.

In Dinosaur Hall delight in our full sized replica of Tyrannosaurus rex which towers over you, and also peer directly into his fierce jaws from a window on the second floor. Be on safari in our R.E. Phelon African Hall which takes you from the plains of an African savannah up to a bird’s eye view of the animals, including lions, a huge African elephant, a giraffe and an ostrich. African Hall also offers a glimpse of several traditional African cultures.

You can take imaginary voyages to the farthest corners of the universe in the Seymour Planetarium. Just outside the planetarium, you’ll walk beneath a replica of the solar system and touch rocks from outer space. Earth Hall will amaze you with its extensive collection of crystals, minerals, and fossils. Aviation buffs won’t want to miss the 1937 Zeta aircraft, one of only three remaining Springfield built Gee Bee airplanes. In the MASSPOWER Science Discovery Laboratory, families can experiment to discover the mysteries of everyday science.

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday 11-5 (please confirm at their website)

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