Toytopia Timed Entry Procedure

Due to the popularity of this special exhibit, we are using timed entry tickets in order to permit plenty of room for guests to play. Timed entry tickets are available on a first come, first served basis at the Welcome Center until the exhibit reaches capacity (250 visitors per hour).





The Museums

Welcome Center opens 30 minutes early on weekends for ticket sales.


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


Closed: New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Open: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Patriots’ Day, Columbus Day and Veterans Day.

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

Special exhibit fees may apply to all visitors.

Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden


Patriots’ Day to Columbus Day: Daily, 9 am-8 pm
Columbus Day through Patriots’ Day: Daily, 9 am-5 pm

Holidays: Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.



Museum Store


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

Holidays: Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


Members save 10% every day on regularly priced items

Free gift wrapping for Society of William Rice members

Springfield History Library & Archives


Saturday–Monday: Closed
Tuesday–Friday: 11 am–4 pm

First Saturday of the Month: 11 am–4 pm


With General Admission: Free

Archives Only: $9

Blake House Café


Tuesday–Saturday: 9 am–3 pm
 11 am–3 pm
Monday: Closed

Free Wi-Fi


Please refrain from bringing outside food and drink into the Blake House Café. If you have a food allergy or special food needs and must bring your own food, please notify the café manager. Seating is available in the Welcome Center for admission ticket holders who bring their own food.

Program Calendar
Current Exhibitions
At The Noon Hour, Circa 1936, Tempera And Pencil On Composition Board By Isabel Bishop (American, 1902-1988). James Philip Gray Collection, 39.01. Photography By
Isabel Bishop’s Working Women: Defying Convention
Isabel Bishop’s Working Women: Defying Convention

American artist Isabel Bishop (1902-1988) specialized in portrayals of everyday people, especially those who strolled through, loitered around, or lunched near her studio in New York City’s Union Square. Her sensitive depictions included drawings, prints, and paintings of “new women,”…

The Baby’s Biography: Theodor Seuss Geisel
The Baby’s Biography: Theodor Seuss Geisel

Never before available for public view, The Baby’s Biography: Theodor Seuss Geisel features the book in which Henrietta “Nettie” Seuss Geisel recorded the childhood milestones of her son, Ted Geisel, who would grow up to be Dr. Seuss. Many baby…

Thank You For Your Service: The City Salutes The USS Springfield
Thank You for Your Service: The City Salutes the USS Springfield

The tradition of gifting silver services to US Naval ships dates to the 1880s, when the government sought to rally public support for new shipbuilding in the years following the Civil War.  As Congress authorized the construction of ships for…

Taking Care Of Business: A Century Of Women And Work In Springfield
Taking Care of Business: A Century of Women and Work in Springfield

This exhibit traces the history of  local women in the 20th century as they respond to the changes and challenges of their times. For some this meant entering the work force in traditional and non-traditional ways, for others  it was…

Elemental: Contemporary Encaustic
Elemental: Contemporary Encaustic

Debra Claffey, Patricia Gerkin, Donna Hamil Talman, and Charyl Weissbach make up the four artist collective called Elemental. Working in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the artists of Elemental meld the ancient medium of encaustic, or melted wax, with a modern…

Framing The 1930s: A Decade Of Architectural Photography
Framing the 1930s: A Decade of Architectural Photography

Photography has the power to influence the way that we see and interpret our surroundings. Showcasing photographs from the private collection of Peter Gordenstein, this exhibition will explore how renowned artists such as Berenice Abbott, Walker Evans, Paul Strand and…

Charles Manthos And His Prototype Indian Motocycle
Charles Manthos and his Prototype Indian Motocycle

The late Charlie Manthos, a professional metallurgist and ardent Indian Motocycle collector, had an entrepreneurial vision of bringing a new, locally manufactured Indian Motocycle back into production. Working with two former Indian employees, Earl “Pop” Armstrong and design engineer Jimmie…


Take a trip down Memory Lane and share toy experiences with the whole family! Get ready for BIG play, BIG toys, and BIG fun! This immersive special exhibition is sure to rekindle the wonder and delight of your favorite childhood…

Dynamic Duos: Printmakers As Partners
Dynamic Duos: Printmakers as Partners

Like partnerships in life, partnerships in art can be intrepid, productive, devoted, or dramatic. This exhibition brings together pairs of prints by artists who were friends, couples, or business partners. From the woodblock prints of husband and wife duo William…

Pop! Icons Of American Culture From The Smithsonian
Pop! Icons of American Culture from the Smithsonian

Explore the ways popular culture has played a major role in influencing and expressing the sentiments of generations of Americans. This special exhibit will include a variety of artifacts on loan from the extensive collections of the National Museum of…

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