Springfield Museums Press Releases

Museums Announce Call for Artists, Offer No-Cost Materials This Saturday

October 15, 2013

The Springfield Museums is now accepting design plans from artists, fashion or costume designers, students and community members for a fantastical large-scale exhibition titled Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City.

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Gingerbread House Designs Wanted!

October 11, 2013

The Springfield Museums are inviting bakeries, schools, individual bakers and young people to submit design plans to create gingerbread houses that will be on view at the Springfield Science Museum as part of the holiday exhibit The Magic of Gingerbread. The exhibit is sponsored by Yankee Candle. MassMutual is the 2013 Premier Sponsor of the Springfield Museums.

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Museums to Host Family Fiesta

September 25, 2013

The Springfield Museums will host their “Family Fiesta” on Sunday, October 6 from 11 am to 5 pm as part of their Hispanic Heritage Month observance, which is sponsored by Baystate Health. The event is part of the Museums’ Family Fun series, which is funded by the TD Charitable Foundation.

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Museums Announce October Lectures and Tours

September 19, 2013

The Springfield Museums’ monthly tour and lecture schedule continues in October with 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. For more information about Museums à la Carte, call 413.263.6800, ext. 488. This month’s lectures include:

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October Stars Over Springfield

September 19, 2013

The Springfield Science Museum’s large rooftop telescope will be open for public sky gazing on Friday, October 4 at 7:30 pm as part of the Stars Over Springfield observatory series. The program takes place on the first Friday of each month from September through May, and features an introductory talk on topics such as space exploration, seasonal sights of the night sky, current astronomical research, or upcoming events like eclipses or comet appearances.

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