For Families Summer 2018 Science
There's Always Something New at the Museums!

Join us at the Museums for full-immersion, hands-on fun for the whole family. Sign up for a class at the Museum School, stop in for our weekend and school vacation family programs, and explore our permanent collections and special exhibits.

All exhibits and activities are FREE with museum admission unless noted.

We hope you are inspired by your visit to the museums. And, come back again—there is always something new at the Springfield Museums!

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Visitor Info


Tuesday–Saturday: 10 am–5 pm
11 am–5 pm
Monday: Closed

1 Ticket = 5 Museums

Adults: $25
Seniors (60+): $16.50
College Students: $16.50
Youth 3–17:
Children Under 3: Free
Springfield Residents (with valid ID): Free – youth included

School Vacation Week: April 19-23

Join us for kid-friendly Earth Optimism fun! Follow a trail of trivia questions for an exciting new way to explore the Science Museum–you don’t need to know all the answers to play along! Try out our ecological conversation starters for kids and their caregivers. Free with museum admission!

Full Schedule
Take Action: Earth Week 2021
Family-Friendly Exhibitions
Hall Of Heroes

Hall of Heroes

  • July 19, 2020–May 30, 2021
  • Wood Museum of Springfield History
How People Make Things

How People Make Things

  • January 16, 2021–May 9, 2021
  • Springfield Science Museum
Ongoing Interactives

The Museums have maker spaces where people of all ages can create: The Cat’s Corner, The Art Discovery Center, and Spark!Lab. These spaces feature individualized kits and social distanced activities. All materials and surfaces will be sanitized between use.

Tips for a wonderful experience at the Museums
  • Before visiting, be sure to look up our events calendar and hours. A great way to stay up to date on what’s happening at the Museums is to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Due to the popularity of the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, we are using timed tickets in order to stagger entry into the new museum. The timed ticket does not cost extra money, it just helps to assure you and your family have plenty of room to play as we control the number of people in the museum at all times.
  • Closets, lockers, and cubbies are available in each of our five museums for your convenience.
  • We allow outside food and drink in designated eating areas—the Welcome Center, the picnic benches under the red-striped tent, and the Quadrangle Green.
  • We have a wonderful café for those who would like to purchase food while visiting.
  • To plan your visit to our five museums, you can review this map.