Experience the holiday season at the Museums!

Starting the day after Thanksgiving, we offer dozens of programs for kids, families and adults–most are free with museum admission!

Annual favorites like the gingerbread competition and exhibit, Culture & Cocktails and the Holiday Gala fundraiser return; and new programs like Holiday Character Breakfasts and Countdown to Christmas join the fun. Browse the programs and exhibits below.


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

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Holiday Exhibitions

Turtle Power! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Samurai Heroes

Turtle Power! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Samurai Heroes

  • November 8, 2016–December 31, 2017
  • G.W.V. Smith Art Museum
Jack & Jackie: The Kennedys In The White House

Jack & Jackie: The Kennedys in the White House

  • December 8, 2017–March 25, 2018
  • D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Gingerbread In Space: Gingerbread Competition

Gingerbread in Space: Gingerbread Competition

  • November 24, 2017–December 31, 2017
  • Springfield Science Museum

Holiday Gifts

Gift Memberships

Give art, science, history and Dr. Seuss this holiday season! All memberships include unlimited free admission to our museums, exclusive events and discounts and much more.

Museum Store

Great gifts for men, women and kids including new handcrafted, fair trade items that support the work of thousands of artists around the world. Parking is free and museum admission is not required to shop.