Astronomy Day 2016

Activities at the Science Museum, sunspot observing, and a special display of meteorites with comments by the collector, Jack Megas.

strawberry ice cream

Go Ahead, Play with your Food!

In this delicious and nutritious class, students and their parents will learn about the food pyramid and how it applies to every day eating. Through yummy and fun activities, students…

Transit of Mercury

Transit of Mercury Viewing

Free and open to the public Join us on the Quadrangle to view this rare astronomical event!  The Transit of Mercury phenomenon occurs when the sun, the planet Mercury and…

people birdwatching

Introduction to Birding

For those who are new to the joys of bird watching and are interested in identifying bird species by their songs and calls. An interpretive naturalist, John is skilled in…

Rhodochrosite mineral


Can you identify the major classes of rock? Learn the specific types and formation of fossils, and how to organize them in your own collection. We will use the Science…

Earth Day Clean-Up

Earth Day Clean Up

Join the Science Museum’s 25th annual clean-up of Springfield parks and public spaces, in cooperation with Keep Springfield Beautiful and the Great American Cleanup. For information or to volunteer, call…

Girl Scout Camp-In: Eco-Experts

Help celebrate Earth Day by making your own recycled masterpiece, meeting our resident reptiles during a live animal demonstration, and participating in fun gallery games! Scouts will enjoy a pizza…

Continuing Conversation: Emus

Following the Museums a la Carte lecture with Elizabeth Thwing, join docents Dennis and Nancy Swartwout for further discussion in the emu exhibit in the Science Museum. Museum members only.

The Premium Live Animal Show

An Animal Adventure Guide introduces the audience to a variety of live animals–including several exotic ones! Note: Seating is limited and available first-come, first-serve. Free with museum admission!