Springfield Museums Press Releases

Stars Over Springfield Returns

August 15, 2013

The Springfield Science Museum’s large rooftop telescope will be open once again for public sky-gazing on Friday, September 6 at 7:30 pm as part of the Stars Over Springfield observatory series.

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Museum Tours and Lectures for September

August 15, 2013

The Springfield Museums’ monthly tours and lecture schedule kicks off in September with the return of the popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures, held weekly at 12:15 pm in the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. Admission is $4 ($2 for members of the Springfield Museums); visitors are invited to bring lunch (cookies and coffee are provided). The programs are sponsored by Big Y World Class Market.

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Museums to Host Sentinels and Nomads

August 8, 2013

Later this month, the Springfield Museums will unveil a new installation of whimsical sculptures created by New York –based artist Don Porcaro. The exhibit, titled Sentinels and Nomads: Imaginative Sculpture by Don Porcaro, will be on display in the Community Gallery of the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts from August 27, 2013 through June 1, 2014. MassMutual is the Springfield Museums 2013 Premier Sponsor.

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Free Fun Friday at Springfield Museums

August 2, 2013

There will be no charge to visit the Springfield Museums on Friday, August 16. The free admission is made possible by a grant from the Highland Street Foundation in Newton, MA. The “Free Fun Fridays” program was launched five years ago with 10 museums participating and has grown to include over 60 institutions across the commonwealth this year.

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Summer Spectacular Wraps up August 16

July 29, 2013

The Springfield Museums’ “Summer Spectacular” series of activities and family-friendly performances wraps up for the summer during the week of August 12. The six-week series includes live performances, animal demonstrations, and educational activities designed to appeal to a wide range of ages. All programs and performances are free with admission unless otherwise noted. On Friday, August 16, general admission to the Museums is free to the general public, as part of the statewide “Free Fun Friday” series sponsored by Highland Street Foundation. The 2013 premier sponsor is MassMutual.

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