Springfield Museums Events September

LittleFest

LittleFest

September 13th, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

General Museum Event

Celebration to promote reading by young people, co-presented with WGBY Public Television and Springfield City Library. Free for Springfield residents (with proof of address), WGBY members (with proof of membership) and Springfield Museums Members.

GIVEAWAY

Free books for the first 400 families, courtesy of WGBY. Blake Court, D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts (One book per family, while supplies last).

SPECIAL APPEARANCES

Catch up with our special guests in the Science Museum.

  • Curious George, 10 am-3 pm
  • Strolling magic by Ed Popielarczyk, 10:30 am-2:30 pm

LIVE PERFORMANCES

Bubbleology: The Secret World of Bubbles with Keith Michael Johnson, 10:30 am & 12:45 pm
As seen on Discovery Channel's "Time Warp", National Geographic TV, Keith uses bubbles—large and small—to explain liquids, solids and gasses, geometry, tension and pressure. Keith builds beautiful sculptural creations (massive & miniature) with enthusiasm, humor and style.  One moment he will be encasing a dinosaur in a bubble and in the next moment he's encapsulating an audience volunteer. Keith reveals the science behind the magic, unfolding the "how-to" like a mystery, making it both educational and unforgettable. 45 minutes. (Davis Auditorium, D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts)
www.keithmichaeljohnson.com

The Tale of Juan Bobo by CactusHead Puppets, 11:30 am & 1:45 pm
Meet Juan Bobo! He always tries to do the right thing, but often makes mistakes. For Juan even the smallest task can lead to the silliest of results. But can Juan Bobo's seemingly foolish actions end up saving the day? Join CactusHead Puppets as they bring this classic Puerto Rican folktale to life and decide for yourself. 45 minutes. (Community Room, Springfield Central Library)
cactusheadpuppets.blogspot.com

ART ACTIVITIES

Get creative with make and take home art projects.

  • Children’s Room, Springfield Central Library, 10 am-4 pm
  • Tolman Hall, Springfield Science Museum, 11 am-3 pm
  • Hasbro Games Art Discovery Center, GWVS Art Museum, Noon-4 pm

Sponsored by The Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation

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