Please Note

The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum is open to school groups beginning in September.

Planetarium Shows

Planetarium Shows

The Springfield Science Museum is home to the Seymour Planetarium, the oldest operating planetarium in the United States. Multiple schools…

Earth Rocks!

Earth Rocks!

Rocks play a major role in the ever changing geologic cycle of the Earth.  Students learn about igneous, metamorphic and…

Space Explorations

Space Explorations

Explore the phases of the moon and take a closer look at our solar system through hands-on activities and demonstrations.…

Just Survive!

Just Survive!

Students experience the challenges of daily survival as they assume the identities of different animals with different adaptations. The object…

Highlights Tour

Highlights Tour

Our knowledgeable docents make the animals in the Science Museum come alive, take you back millions of years to the…

Dinosaur Discovery

Dinosaur Discovery

Did you know that dinosaurs lived on land approximately 200 million to 65 million years ago? Through a timeline activity…

Scutes & Scales

Scutes & Scales

Explore the fascinating lives of some of the most loved, feared and misunderstood animals on Earth— reptiles. Learn about their…

Forensic Science

Forensic Science

A precious object has been stolen from the Springfield Science Museum! Working as teams of forensic specialists, students examine and…

Light And Sound

Light and Sound

Explore light and sound in this station based program where students test their theories!  Explore the color spectrum, learn about…

Charge It!

Charge It!

Learn how a Van de Graaff generator sets a classmate’s hair on end! Students will explore static vs. current electricity…

Pop, Fizz, Boom!

Pop, Fizz, Boom!

In this introduction to chemistry, students will be making observations and conducting an experiment in practice with the Scientific Method. …

Simple Machines

Simple Machines

Explore simple machines using wheels and axles, pulleys, levers, wedges, inclined planes and screws. Through demonstrations, students will investigate simple…

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…

History Detectives

History Detectives

Students take on the role of detective as they investigate the lives of people in the past century by listening…

Picturing America

Picturing America

See American history come alive through the museum’s American art collection. Students handle and identify artifacts, interpret the historical significance…

Japan

Japan

Discover the history behind authentic suits of armor and swords used by feudal Japanese samurai warriors. Create an origami samurai…

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…

Experience Africa

Experience Africa

Experience the culturally and biologically diverse continent of Africa through stories, instruments, games and authentic African clothing. Students also journey…

Native Americans

Native Americans

Students experience Native American culture through traditional games and storytelling, and learn craft making with corn husk dolls.  Students also…

Seuss In Springfield History

Seuss in Springfield History

His stories delight children around the world, but did you know Dr. Seuss drew much of his inspiration from his…

Art & Culture

Art & Culture

Available 2017 Discover the power of the afterlife, how Greece and Rome used art and mythology to understand their world…

Art Through The Ages

Art Through the Ages

Travel through time and explore various styles of art and the artists who created them. An overview of major works…

A Brush With Art

A Brush with Art

Journey through four centuries of art from around the world. Learn how apprentices mixed paint in the Middle Ages, judge…

Eye Spy

Eye Spy

An Alphabet in Art presentation introduces students to our collection before they journey through the museum. Along the way, students…

Stories Of The Far East

Stories of the Far East

Explore the themes of Asian geography, history, folk tales, and myths in the Art Discovery Center. Students will dramatize a…

Art Discovery Center

Art Discovery Center

Visit this beautiful hands-on discovery gallery that introduces our Asian art collection. Participate in a guided craft project or have…

Start With Art

Start with Art

This tour serves as an introduction to a very special place –an art museum. Students will find references to the…

Planetarium Shows

Planetarium Shows

The Springfield Science Museum is home to the Seymour Planetarium, the oldest operating planetarium in the United States. Multiple schools…

Earth Rocks!

Earth Rocks!

Rocks play a major role in the ever changing geologic cycle of the Earth.  Students learn about igneous, metamorphic and…

Space Explorations

Space Explorations

Explore the phases of the moon and take a closer look at our solar system through hands-on activities and demonstrations.…

Just Survive!

Just Survive!

Students experience the challenges of daily survival as they assume the identities of different animals with different adaptations. The object…

Highlights Tour

Highlights Tour

Our knowledgeable docents make the animals in the Science Museum come alive, take you back millions of years to the…

Dinosaur Discovery

Dinosaur Discovery

Did you know that dinosaurs lived on land approximately 200 million to 65 million years ago? Through a timeline activity…

Scutes & Scales

Scutes & Scales

Explore the fascinating lives of some of the most loved, feared and misunderstood animals on Earth— reptiles. Learn about their…

Forensic Science

Forensic Science

A precious object has been stolen from the Springfield Science Museum! Working as teams of forensic specialists, students examine and…

Light And Sound

Light and Sound

Explore light and sound in this station based program where students test their theories!  Explore the color spectrum, learn about…

Charge It!

Charge It!

Learn how a Van de Graaff generator sets a classmate’s hair on end! Students will explore static vs. current electricity…

Pop, Fizz, Boom!

Pop, Fizz, Boom!

In this introduction to chemistry, students will be making observations and conducting an experiment in practice with the Scientific Method. …

Simple Machines

Simple Machines

Explore simple machines using wheels and axles, pulleys, levers, wedges, inclined planes and screws. Through demonstrations, students will investigate simple…

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…

History Detectives

History Detectives

Students take on the role of detective as they investigate the lives of people in the past century by listening…

STARLAB: The Portable Planetarium

STARLAB: The Portable Planetarium

Bring the universe to your students with STARLAB, the Science Museum’s portable planetarium. Shows can be tailored to fit your…

Us And Them: Discrimination During The Holocaust And Today

Us and Them: Discrimination During the Holocaust and Today

This program is free through the generous support of community donors! Through hands-on activities and primary source interpretation, students are…

Animal Adaptations: A Game Of Survival

Animal Adaptations: A Game of Survival

Students assume the identity of an animal and must gather food, water and shelter in their habitat, while keeping out…

It’s Electric!

It’s Electric!

Students explore differences between static and current electricity as they experiment with conductors, insulars, magnets, and a real Van de…

Reptile Encounters

Reptile Encounters

Learn about reptile habitats, adaptations, life cycles, and behaviors, through one-on-one interactions with live reptiles from the Springfield Science Museum.…

The ABCs Of Dr. Seuss

The ABCs of Dr. Seuss

Students love this interactive program which introduces key literacy skills and vocabulary through read alouds, author study, rhyming, play learning,…

Picturing America

Picturing America

See American history come alive through the museum’s American art collection. Students handle and identify artifacts, interpret the historical significance…

Japan

Japan

Discover the history behind authentic suits of armor and swords used by feudal Japanese samurai warriors. Create an origami samurai…

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…

Experience Africa

Experience Africa

Experience the culturally and biologically diverse continent of Africa through stories, instruments, games and authentic African clothing. Students also journey…

Native Americans

Native Americans

Students experience Native American culture through traditional games and storytelling, and learn craft making with corn husk dolls.  Students also…

Seuss In Springfield History

Seuss in Springfield History

His stories delight children around the world, but did you know Dr. Seuss drew much of his inspiration from his…

Art & Culture

Art & Culture

Available 2017 Discover the power of the afterlife, how Greece and Rome used art and mythology to understand their world…

Art Through The Ages

Art Through the Ages

Travel through time and explore various styles of art and the artists who created them. An overview of major works…

A Brush With Art

A Brush with Art

Journey through four centuries of art from around the world. Learn how apprentices mixed paint in the Middle Ages, judge…

Eye Spy

Eye Spy

An Alphabet in Art presentation introduces students to our collection before they journey through the museum. Along the way, students…

Stories Of The Far East

Stories of the Far East

Explore the themes of Asian geography, history, folk tales, and myths in the Art Discovery Center. Students will dramatize a…

Art Discovery Center

Art Discovery Center

Visit this beautiful hands-on discovery gallery that introduces our Asian art collection. Participate in a guided craft project or have…

Start With Art

Start with Art

This tour serves as an introduction to a very special place –an art museum. Students will find references to the…