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…

Total Solar Eclipse

Richard Sanderson, Curator of Physical Science of the Springfield Science Museum, shares a personal experience of a solar eclipse. What is it about a total solar eclipse that inspires people to…

Dr. Seuss Museum Update – October 2016

Things are really picking up speed in our effort to open the world’s first museum honoring Theodor Seuss Geisel! We are on target to hold the grand unveiling of The…

Join Our Team – Become a Docent!

What is a Docent? Docents are volunteer museum educators. Docents conduct educational tours and programs in the museum galleries with students in grades K-12 and adult audiences. Docents study the…

The Flood of 1936

For two weeks, beginning in mid-March, 1936, snowmelt and heavy rain inundated the Connecticut River Valley, causing the worst floods in regional history.