Springfield Museums Press Releases

Summer Festival Days Begin

General Museum News

July 2, 2007

Family fun is in store for visitors to the Springfield Museums from July 10 through August 17 during "Summer Festival Days," six-weeks of live performances, arts and crafts workshops, hands-on science, and storytelling.

"Summer Festival Days" programs are sponsored by Bank of America and the Eugene A. Dexter Charitable Fund through the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.

Activities are free with the price of museum admission unless noted.

Tuesday through Friday:
Live animal demonstrations, Wed. & Fri., 11:30 a.m.-noon, Science Museum.
Hands-on Family Science Adventures, Tues. & Thurs., noon-3 p.m.; Wed. & Fri., 1-3:45 p.m., Science Museum.
Planetarium shows, 11:15 a.m., noon, 1 & 2 p.m., Science Museum (additional fee).
Crafts and Costumes, noon-3:45 p.m., Hasbro Games Art Discovery Center, G.W.V. Smith Art Museum.

Week of July 10-13 – Pirates & Princesses Week

Tuesday, July 10

Storyteller and children's author Nora Dooley performs "Mary Read, Retired Pirate," 12:30 p.m.
Make a crown or a tiara, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Wednesday, July 11
Sing-a-long with Cinderella and have your picture taken with her after the show, 12:30 p.m.
Make a crown or a tiara, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Thursday, July 12
Make a pirate eye patch, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Friday, July 13
Romper Rhythm and Puppets presents "Pirates Ahoy," 12:30 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts.
Make a pirate eye patch, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Future programs in the "Summer Festival Days" series are:
July 17-20 – African Safari
July 24-27 – The Magic of Science
July 31-August 3 – Here Be Dragons
August 7-10 – Summer Circus
August 14-17 – Ancient Culture Quest
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