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Summer Festival Days

General Museum News

June 23, 2008

Family fun is in store for visitors to the Springfield Museums from July 8 through August 15 during "Summer Festival Days," six-weeks of live performances, arts and crafts workshops and hands-on science activities.

Mystic Paper Beasts Theater Company
Mystic Paper Beasts Theater Company
The series will kick off July 8-11 with "Pirates and Princesses Week." Activities are free with the price of museum admission unless noted.

Tuesday, July 8
Performance: Mystic Paper Beasts Theater Company performs "Magic Soles," 1 p.m.
Wednesday, July 9
Performance: "A Pirate's Life" by Moonship Productions, 1 p.m.
Live animal demonstrations, 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Thursday, July 10
Color a pirate bandana, design your own crown, and make a treasure chest, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Live animal demonstrations, 12:15-12:45 p.m.
Friday, July 11
Performance: "Pirate Prince" by Rosalita's Puppets, 1 p.m.

Tuesday through Friday:
Pan for gems and fossils at the Museum Mining Company, noon-4 p.m. (additional fee)
Art-making workshops, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Hands-on Family Science Adventures, Tues. - Thurs., 2-4 p.m.; Fri., noon-2 p.m.
Planetarium shows, 11:15 a.m., noon, 1 & 2 p.m., Science Museum (additional fee).
Crafts and Costumes in the Art Discovery Center, noon-3:45 p.m.

Future programs in the "Summer Festival Days" series are:
July 15-18 – Amazing Adventures
July 22-25 – Puppet Festival
July 29-August 1 – Out of This World
August 5-8 – Summer Carnival
August 13-15 – Favorite Fables
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