Springfield Museums Now Have a Space Suit!

DID YOU KNOW? The formal name for the space suit used on the space shuttle and International Space Station is the Extravehicular Mobility Unit, or EMU. "Extravehicular" means outside of…

A Call for Science Museum Stories

Hello! Do you recall what it felt like to make your first trip to the Springfield Science Museum?  What happened when you rounded the corner and came face-to-knees with the…

A Space to Wonder

Have you ever wondered why? WHY is the world—and everything on it and around it—so complex? Maybe you have wondered HOW complex things work? And maybe: WHAT impact does all…

A collage of three pieces of artwork by women.

Women’s History Month 2020

March is Women's History Month and the Springfield Museums have been celebrating by featuring women on our Instagram account (@springfieldmuseums). We have also been highlighting women artists in our weekly…

Bill Eggers stands next to replica of steam powered velocipede

For the Love of Building Beauty from Scratch

“The most important thing is to be authentic. To try, to try again, and to do what you do well.”–Bill Eggers, craftsman The oldest existing American motorcycle—an original 1869 steam…

Child hugs costume characters Thing one and two to celebrate Dr. Seuss Birthday

Joyful Families Celebrate Dr. Seuss!

“Dr. Seuss is legendary. He inspires generations and generations of children to read and to fall in love with learning.” Melissa Warner, Birthday Party Celebrant at the Springfield Museums The…

Black History Month

Black History Month 2020

To honor Black History Month this year, we shared artwork by Black artists in our weekly series Treasures at the Springfield Museums in the Sunday Republican and on our Instagram page, @springfieldmuseums.…