Museums open for engagement online

The Springfield Museums want very much to stay connected with our visitors whether you are able to visit us in person or virtually—we are here for YOU! And we hope you are all keeping safe and well.

With art, history, science and Seuss as resources, we are pleased to offer a number of ways to explore our collections, programs, and activities from wherever you might be. Enjoy exploring this expanded content—we will continue to update the information, so please check back often.

There is a lot to engage with on our social media on our social media channels as well. We look forward to seeing you soon #AtTheMuseums!

Funding from Mass Humanities has been provided through the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.

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Themed Family Activities
Mass STEM Week Oct 19-23, 2020
Into the Autumn Mist: Fairies and Fantasy
Hooray for Heroes
Virtual Wacky & Wild Seussian Science Festival
Introducing... Activity Kits!

Missing the museums? Just want a little more? Let us help keep your children busy with our original Activity Kits. Chock full of hands-on activities related to our special exhibits and our permanent collections, the kits are a novel experience arriving by mail or available for pick up.

Additional sets of the consumable supplies available. Order for your entire family or even your daycare or camp setting!

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Seuss in Springfield
Cat in the Hat

We want to make sure you know about our wonderfully whimsically, interactive SeussInSpringfield.org, where you can learn about Ted Geisel—aka Dr. Seuss—and his childhood in Springfield, MA. This site includes lots of interactive games. Please check it out.

Visit SeussInSpringfield.org
Creativity for All Ages

Take a photo with your masterpiece and post with #AtTheMuseums or #SeussInSpringfield so we can share your awesome work!

Cats in Hats Coloring Page

New! Added June 29

Cats in Hats Coloring Page

New! Added June 25

Cats in Hats Coloring Page
Cats in Hats Coloring Page
Cats in Hats Coloring Page
Cats in Hats Coloring Page
Blank Coloring Page
Blank Coloring Page
Online Classes

Live instruction from our dedicated faculty in studio arts, creative writing, and more.

Polish Folk Art Traditions

Polish Folk Art Traditions

Zentangle: 3-D Ornaments

Zentangle: 3-D Ornaments

MAYFLOWER 1620-2020: History & Four Centuries Of Descendants – Are You One Of Them?

MAYFLOWER 1620-2020: History & Four Centuries of Descendants – Are You One of Them?

Polish Christmas Customs And Traditions

Polish Christmas Customs and Traditions

Polish Christmas Straw Ornament Workshop

Polish Christmas Straw Ornament Workshop

Coding: Beginning With Scratch

Coding: Beginning with Scratch

Coding: Beginning With Scratch

Coding: Beginning with Scratch

Coding: Beginning With Python

Coding: Beginning with Python

Coding: Beginning With Python

Coding: Beginning with Python

Free Information Session: Painting And Barging In Holland

Free Information Session: Painting and Barging in Holland

Art at Home

What work of art from the Springfield Museums could you recreate at home? How about your own version of this one? Post with the hashtag #AtTheMuseums and we will share on our social media channels.

For inspiration:

A dog is made to look like a portrait of a person
Kris Ludwig, Manager of Exhibition Services for the Springfield Museums, with the help of Jane, interprets Portrait of Marcel Duchamp, c. 1925 by Florine Stettheimer (American, 1871-1944) in the collection of the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine
Virtual Astronomy Day

Our annual Astronomy Day is now an online event! Click the button below for new videos, night sky maps, at-home activities for children and families and more.

Astronomy Day 2020
Virtual Earth Day Festival

Our 30th annual Earth Day Festival is now an online event! Click the link to find many resources and activities that demonstrate ways to enjoy the outdoors, learn about the beautiful natural world that surrounds us, and promote conservation through everyday actions. On this 50th anniversary of Earth Day, let us all strive to become better environmental stewards!

Virtual Earth Day Festival
School Vacation at Home

Enjoy virtual school vacation week activities, inspired by the special exhibit Dinosaur Train and our permanent collections.

Day 1 – Monday, April 20: Dinosaurs & Dragons
Day 2 – Tuesday, April 21: Fossils
Day 3 – Wednesday, April 22:
Dinosaur Tracks
Day 4 – Thursday, April 23: Are Dinosaurs Really Extinct?
Day 5: Friday, April 25: Just for Fun!

All Board! Dinosaur Express
PBS NewsHour: Massachusetts Museums Go Virtual

The Springfield Museums and our neighbors at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art were recently featured on PBS News Hour for our virtual offerings for children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to Ross Lippman of WGBY for filing this story!

Space Station Explorers

Space Station Explorer ActivitiesThe Springfield Museums will soon be opening our own replica International Space Station (ISS) Module! In the meantime, our friends at the ISS National Lab have created a wonderful web-based hub highlighting many of programs and activities for Space Station Explorers!

Springfield Museums Stories

Tell us your Springfield Museums story—you can even upload photos!

Tell Your Story
Online Store

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