Springfield Museums Press Releases

Free Family Activities

General Museum News

September 25, 2007

The Springfield Museums will offer a regular schedule of free drop-in science and art activities for families this fall.

"Family Science Adventures" will be presented on weekends at the Springfield Science Museum. "Family Science Adventures" are sponsored by Bay State Gas.

Saturday and Sunday, Springfield Science Museum:
11:30 a.m.-noon: Science Adventures on the Move – A roving scientist will demonstrate various scientific phenomena throughout the Science Museum galleries.
12:30-3:45 p.m.: Hands-on Family Science – Activities are always changing but may include making simple electrical circuits, generating static electricity or sound waves, conducting kitchen chemistry experiments, or creating tornadoes in a bottle.

Tuesday through Sunday, George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum:
Noon-4 p.m.: Hands-on art-making activities in the Hasbro Games Art Discovery Center. Projects vary but include making bookmarks, Chinese magnetic puzzles, pop-up cards, model birch bark canoes, "hairy scary" spiders and more. The activities are sponsored by Hasbro.
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