Springfield Museums Events February 2013

School Vacation: Feel the Beat Week

School Vacation: Feel the Beat Week

February 23rd, 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.


Mr. Steve - Two Shows! 11 am and 1 pm
Mr. Steve will perform live with his acoustic guitar.  He’ll play interactive original songs perfect for preschoolers through 2nd graders.  Mr. Steve will play music from PBS KIDS as well as songs from his five award-winning CDs for children. 

Please note: Tickets for Mr. Steve will be available on a first come first served basis at 10 am on 2/23. They will be distributed in the Welcome Center. After visitors have purchased museum admission they may pick up tickets to the show.  Tickets will only be distributed to individuals who are present at the Welcome Center. The Davis Auditorium will be open to visitors 30 minutes prior to the show.

Sponsored by WGBY Public Television for Western New England


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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