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PODs: Programming on Demand

A new way to experience the Springfield Museums. PODs are field trips for families, friends, and small groups. Customize a field trip to the Museums for your group of five to 30 people. Children and adults will participate in up to three of our hour-long curriculum-based school programs. Mix and match science, art, history and Seuss!

Field trips require a two week minimum advanced notice.

By Category

Dr. Seuss POD Field Trips

Science POD Field Trips

Social Studies & History POD Field Trips

Art POD Field Trips

Spark Lab 1

Through hands-on activities, students learn about the invention process, inventors and inventions in American history, and innovations that are changing our world today. Most importantly, they are empowered to create their own inventions and to solve problems in individual and…

City Of Industry
City of Industry

Investigate the Industrial Revolution through the lens of Springfield’s industrial past. Topics include transportation history, innovation and the role of immigration upon the growth and development of cities. Travel through the Wood Museum of Springfield History and discover why Springfield…

Then & Now: Life At The Turn Of The Century
Then & Now: Life at the Turn of the Century

Students become historians as they interpret early-20th century history by examining Indian Motocycles, Rolls Royce automobiles, Milton Bradley games, and Barney ice skates. In addition to a “then and now” scavenger hunt, students handle real historic artifacts and work on…

Earth Rocks!
Earth Rocks!

Geology rocks! Through hands on activities and demonstrations Students will learn to differentiate the types of rocks that make up the rock cycle; Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic, and how we use the minerals from these rocks in our everyday lives.…

Spark Lab 1 City Of Industry History Activity Earth Rocks

QUAD Connections - Coming Soon!

Learning resources for students, educators and parents. Supplement a lesson or explore a new topic with our QUAD Connections videos and activities. Join our Museum Educators as they journey through the galleries and exhibits, sharing insights and conducting experiments and activities. Videos are free to use and repost on remote/digital learning sites, and all supplemental activities are Google Classroom-ready.

Programs supported by Berkshire Bank Foundation.

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Dr. Seuss Program Packs - Coming Soon!

Several Dr. Seuss presentations will be available for teachers, educators, and parents to purchase to enhance their literacy lessons. Each themed lesson will include a short museum tour and multiple interactive curriculum-based activities based on the work of Dr. Seuss.  Available as either Google Slides or a PDF packet.

Virtual Field Trips - Coming Soon!

Full length tours with supplemental activities and live educator Q&A.