Science Museum News

A Hidden Treasure Revealed: Rare Tlingit War Helmet Discovered at Springfield Science Museum

December 18, 2013

Stored on a shelf for over 100 hundred years, a rare anthropological treasure was recently discovered in the Springfield Science Museum’s permanent collections. Museum Director David Stier, who has worked in museums collections for almost 30 years, describes the discovery as nothing less than “the find of a lifetime.”

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Talk on Comet ISON featured at Museums' Stars Program

October 21, 2013

The Springfield Science Museum’s large rooftop telescope will be open for public sky gazing on Friday, November 1 at 7:30 pm as part of the Stars Over Springfield observatory series. The program takes place on the first Friday of each month from September through May, and features an introductory talk on topics such as space exploration, seasonal sights of the night sky, current astronomical research, or upcoming events like eclipses or comet appearances.

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October Stars Over Springfield

September 19, 2013

The Springfield Science Museum’s large rooftop telescope will be open for public sky gazing on Friday, October 4 at 7:30 pm as part of the Stars Over Springfield observatory series. The program takes place on the first Friday of each month from September through May, and features an introductory talk on topics such as space exploration, seasonal sights of the night sky, current astronomical research, or upcoming events like eclipses or comet appearances.

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Stars Over Springfield Returns

August 15, 2013

The Springfield Science Museum’s large rooftop telescope will be open once again for public sky-gazing on Friday, September 6 at 7:30 pm as part of the Stars Over Springfield observatory series.

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Amazing Butterflies Set to Land at Museums

May 10, 2013

Every spring, butterflies migrate to New England from their winter homes in Mexico and points south. This spring and summer, the Springfield Science Museum will be the gathering point for more butterflies (and butterfly fans) than usual, thanks to the upcoming special exhibit titled Amazing Butterflies and a live walk-through enclosure titled “The Butterfly House.” Both will be open May 25 through September 2, 2013. MassMutual is the Springfield Museums 2013 Premier Sponsor.

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