Springfield Science Museum in Summer.

Green, circular medallion with a fossil in the center.The Springfield Science Museum, founded in 1859 in City Hall, officially opened in 1899 in a classical revival building, expanded in 1932 with an Art Deco addition, and expanded again in 1970 with the Tolman addition that included a public observatory. In 2004, the Welcome Center was added to the Science Museum to serve as the main entrance to the entire campus. The Science Museum houses permanent collections of Natural Science, Anthropology and Physical Science. The Science Museum’s Seymour Planetarium consists of the historic Korkosz Starball, now the oldest operating star-projector in the United States.

Galleries

Mineral Hall

Mineral Hall

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Molecular Playground

Molecular Playground

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R.E. Phelon African Hall

R.E. Phelon African Hall

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Seymour Planetarium

Seymour Planetarium

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Solutia Live Animal Center

Solutia Live Animal Center

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Dinosaur Hall

Dinosaur Hall

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Map

Springfield Science Museum Map – First Floor
Springfield Science Museum Map – Lower Level
Springfield Science Museum Map – Second Floor

Collections

Polar Bear

Polar Bear

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Telegraphone Recorder

Telegraphone Recorder

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Ngombe Ngulu Prestige Sword

Ngombe Ngulu Prestige Sword

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