Springfield Museums Events February 2013

School Vacation: Feel the Beat Week

February 20th, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

General Museum Event

Most activities are free with museum admission!


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.


Ginga Brasileira perform Capoeira, 1 pm
This program includes demonstrations of the Afro-Brazilian art and dance forms of Capoeira (a unique blend of self-defense, dance, music, and gymnastics); Maculele (a stick dance form created by African slaves in Brazil); and Samba (the national music and dance of Brazil). Performers wear colorful costumes, play Afro-Brazilian instruments, sing, dance, and encourage active audience participation while providing a truly special insight into the wonderful culture of Brazil. Seating is limited.


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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