Zebra in African Hall

The Common Zebra

The Common Zebra at the Springfield Science Museum was purchased by the Museums from the Jonas Brothers Studio in Mount Vernon New York in 1981 as part of a taxidermied…

Scrapbook page with the newspaper headline Astronaut lands safely in first U.S. Space Trip

1960s Scrap Book Helps Tell Space Story

I was in half-day kindergarten at Memorial School (now Mary A. Dryden Veterans Memorial School) in Springfield when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.  Prior to his death,…

Moose diorama in Mammal Hall

The North American Moose

Welcome to Mammal Hall in the Springfield Science Museum! The North American Moose is a Mammal.  Mammals have some distinct characteristics.  Most mammals have hair or fur, are warm blooded,…

You can call me Dr. T

Representation matters. I thought it was important that students associate that title with someone who maybe doesn’t look like what they might think a scientist looks like. One of the…

Do Try This At Home! The Magician’s Table

Gabriella Wilkerson is a 2020  graduate of Northampton High School, who was inspired by her experiences visiting the Springfield Science Museum as a child. She has been an avid Girl…