Springfield Museums Events February

School Vacation: Feel the Beat Week

School Vacation: Feel the Beat Week

February 18th, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

General Museum Event

Most activities are free with museum admission!

SPECIAL EXHIBIT

GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World, 10 am-5 pm
The guitar is the single most enduring icon in American history. This fully immersive exhibition gives visitors an opportunity to interact with the guitar from the historical perspective, focusing on its evolution and design, the music that guitars have helped to create, and the continued improvements in guitar technology. Featuring more than 60 instruments from the rare and antique to the wildly popular and innovative, along with performance video and audio, hands-on interactives, touch screens, and photographs. $3 special fee for all visitors ages 3 and up in addition to museum admission. Learn more.

LIVE PERFORMANCE

Okra Dance Company presents American Dance from Africa to Broadway, 1 pm
Explore how American dance evolved from its African roots and European influences into the popular stage and social dances that we see today. Two versatile performers take you from classical court dances and the Irish reel, to vaudeville, tap, and even the cultural impact of Michael Jackson – all of this and more is packed into this highly entertaining and informative perspective on American history. Seating is limited.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Art Activity, 10:30 am-1 pm
Design Your Own Guitar Ornament

Family Science Adventures, 11 am-2 pm
Explore the Science Museum with the Roving Scientist. You never know where they might be and what kind of demonstration they have in store for you.  
    
Art Discovery Center, Noon-3:45 pm
Try on costumes, make an art project, and get inspired by colorful, hand-painted murals. Today's special activities: musical notes or magic scratch guitars
              
Seymour Planetarium, 11:15, noon, 1 & 2 pm
Blast off into outer space in one of our original planetarium shows. Additional fee. Learn more.

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