Drone bees on honeycomb

Where Did Our Honey Bees Go To?

How do honey bees, Apis mellifera, make decisions? Well, in a democratic congress of bees, each individual bee submits information and the whole colony makes a decision based on the…

Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month

Each November, the United States celebrates Native American Heritage. At the Museums we honored indigenous peoples by sharing objects and artwork from our collections on social media and as part…

Safari Dan: Poison Dart Frogs

  Poison dart frogs are active during the day. Their brilliant colors warn predators of their toxic nature. They are tropical rain forest dwellers in Central and South America. Most…

student painting with watercolor

Five Reasons to Take a Class at the Museum School

Creativity is one of the essential ingredients to innovation, and innovation leads to positive change. The Springfield Museums’ Museum School is a wonderful way to nurture creativity and keep yourself…

The Great American Eclipse of 2017

  By Richard Sanderson Curator of Physical Science Springfield Science Museum Something quite remarkable happened recently.  For a handful of hours on August 21, tens of millions of people across the…