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Museums Plan Thanksgiving Weekend Fun

General Museum News

November 2, 2005

The Springfield Museums' Weekend Family Fun series will continue with Dinosaur Day on Friday, November 25, and a special Holiday Season Kick-Off on Saturday, November 26.

KLS Magic Castle Puppet Theater presents "Make Friends with the Dinosaurs"
KLS Magic Castle Puppet Theater presents "Make Friends with the Dinosaurs"
Friday, November 25 - "Dinosaur Day" (Museums open at 10 a.m.)
2 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts -"Make Friends with the Dinosaurs" - The Magic Castle Puppet Theater tells the story of a young Triceratops who meets a young Tyrannosaurus rex. Both are waiting for their mothers to return with their food. A special friendship develops as they compare the differences between meat-eaters and plant-eaters and help each other overcome the obstacles facing the young in prehistoric times.
Noon – 3:30 p.m., Science Museum – Learn about dinosaurs with a museum interpreter in Dinosaur Hall, decorate dinosaur eggs, and take part in Family Science Adventures and crafts.
Noon – 3:30 p.m., all museums - Watch for costumed dinosaurs roaming the museums.

Saturday, November 26 - "Holiday Season Kick-Off" (Museums open at 11 a.m.)
1:45 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts – Enjoy "The Season of Light," an interactive, multicultural show by Caravan Puppets.
11:15 a.m., 12:30 & 3:15 p.m., George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum – Listen to a reading of the Dr. Seuss classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
1, 2, & 3 p.m., Science Museum – See a planetarium show (additional fee).
11 a.m. – 4 p.m., all museums - Search the museum exhibits for hidden nutcracker dolls. Enter a free drawing to win a nutcracker donated by the Moscow Ballet (drawing at 3:30 p.m.).
Noon – 3:30 p.m.
Science Museum -
Have your picture taken with the Grinch ($2 per photo), and take a closer look at snowflakes and winter weather during Family Science Adventures.
George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum - Color nutcracker pictures and create winter art.

Activities are free with the price of museum admission, unless noted.
Weekend Family Fun programs are sponsored by TD Banknorth.
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