Evolving Elements In Art

Evolving Elements in Art

New for 2018-2019! Art through the lens of history is forever evolving to reflect the times. Students will come to understand the spark that ignited the free thinking impressionist and opened the door to modern and contemporary art in America.…

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The History & Mechanics Of Toys

The History & Mechanics of Toys

Available through April 26! Go on a docent-guided tour of the special exhibit Toytopia and take part in activities that immerse students in the history of Milton Bradley in Springfield and test their STEM skills with force and motion. Grades…

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Slime Time!

Slime Time!

New Program! Students will review polymers, viscosity, and states of matter while learning about how slime works -- and making some slime of their own! We will use special lab equipment and practice safety procedures in learning about basic chemistry,…

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Family Tree: Seuss And Me

Family Tree: Seuss and Me

Explore the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and learn about Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, and how his family’s history influenced and inspired his life’s work while discovering your own family tree. Grades 3-5 Program length 1 hour. Capacity:…

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Cats, Hats And Balancing Acts

Cats, Hats and Balancing Acts

Introduce children to the fantastic world of Dr. Seuss with guided activities that encourage fun, creativity, fine and gross motor skills and language development through an interactive story time all while exploring the Dr. Seuss Museum. Grades P-K Program length…

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Tons Of Fun With Seuss

Tons of Fun with Seuss

Step into the world of Dr. Seuss characters in the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum while experiencing the sounds and words used in his books through interactive play that introduce children to reading and writing skills. Grades 1-2 Program…

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Planetarium Shows

Planetarium Shows

The Springfield Science Museum is home to the Seymour Planetarium, the oldest operating planetarium in the United States. Multiple schools are scheduled in the planetarium at one time. Students get preferred seating; adults may be asked to stand or tour…

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Earth Rocks!

Earth Rocks!

Rocks play a major role in the ever changing geologic cycle of the Earth.  Students learn about igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks through hands on activities and demonstrations. Students also study plate tectonics and how the movement of the Earth’s…

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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. Pair this program with a visit to the planetarium! Grades 3–6 Program length 1 hour. Capacity: 30.

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Just Survive!

Just Survive!

Students experience the challenges of daily survival as they assume the identities of different animals with different adaptations. The object is to acquire adequate food, water, and shelter within their habitat, while keeping out of the clutches of the dreaded…

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