Science Museum News

Museums Host Viewing of Total Lunar Eclipse on September 27

September 16, 2015

The Springfield Science Museum will host two opportunities to view the heavens in the coming weeks, including a special viewing of the total lunar eclipse on Sunday, September 27. Eclipses of this type are rare – the next such occurrence won’t take place for another 4 years, and the moon’s close proximity to the earth makes the event even more unusual.

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Jurassic Road Show to Visit Museums

August 11, 2015

On August 22 from 10 am–5 pm, the Springfield Museums will host the Jurassic Roadshow, which brings the science, history, and art of the Connecticut River Valley’s dinosaur footprints and trace impressions to street fairs and other events in the region. The Roadshow’s appearance will also help to highlight the unique collections of dinosaur fossils housed in Dinosaur Hall at the Springfield Science Museum.

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Curious George Kicks Off Summer Exhibits at Springfield Museums

May 6, 2015

The insatiable curiosity of Curious George – the little monkey who has captured the imaginations and hearts of millions for close to 75 years – comes to life May 23, 2015 at the Springfield Museums. The new exhibit, Curious George: Let’s Get Curious! will introduce young children to Curious George’s world and lead visitors on a fun, meaningful interactive math, science and engineering-based adventure. The exhibit will be on view at the Springfield Science Museum through September 6, and is designed primarily for children ages 3-7 and their parents.

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Museums Announce Stars Program for February

January 28, 2015

The Springfield Science Museum’s large rooftop telescope will be open for public sky gazing on Friday, February 6 at 7:30 pm as part of the “Stars Over Springfield” observatory series. These programs are organized by the Museum and the Springfield Stars Club, and take place on the first Friday of each month.

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Possible New Tyrannosaur Species Uncovered

December 10, 2014

Staff and independent specialists at the Springfield Science Museum have identified a bone from what appears to be an entirely new species of tyrannosaur. The discovery was made earlier this year by paleontologist Sebastian Dalman, who has also been researching collections at the Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst College over the past few years.

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