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

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

1 Ticket = 5 Museums

Adults: $25
Seniors (60+): $16.50
Youth 3–17: $13
Children Under 3: Free
Students: $16.50

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 to 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*

Free gift wrapping for Society of William Rice members

*Member discount does not apply to red ticket items.

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
Closed: Closed

Free Wi-Fi


Blake House Cafe Menu
Current Exhibitions
Objects Of Desirecamels
Jeweled Objects Of Desire
Jeweled Objects of Desire

All that glitters is gold—and diamonds, pearls, rubies, emeralds and sapphires! Visitors of all ages will be dazzled by extraordinary gems, beautiful jewelry and fantastically embellished creations from the collections of the Smithsonian Institution. Presenting uncut examples of precious materials…

Crossing The Country To Cross Barriers: The Van Buren Sisters Ride Into History
Crossing the Country to Cross Barriers: The Van Buren Sisters Ride into History

In 1916 the United States was preparing to enter World War I. Augusta and Adeline Van Buren were, at the time, active members in the National Preparedness Movement, and they wanted to find ways that women could help the military…

Turtle Power! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Samurai Heroes
Turtle Power! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Samurai Heroes

Extended by popular demand! A unique and imaginative exhibit that brings together original graphic novel art from the collection of local Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles enthusiast Elias Derby and the Museums’ own world-famous collection of Japanese artwork, arms and armor.…

Gingerbread In Space: Gingerbread Competition
Gingerbread in Space: Gingerbread Competition

Experience the annual gingerbread competition and exhibit that meshes two of our favorite things—baking and creativity! The awe-inspiring entries celebrate popular science fiction and the wonders of astronomy. The gingerbread creations are set amongst a display of festive holiday trees…

Radiant Abstractions: Metallic Photographs By Rebecca McMann
Radiant Abstractions: Metallic Photographs by Rebecca McMann

A keen observer of nature’s details, shapes and patterns, Connecticut based artist Rebecca McMann transforms photographs of everyday objects into striking abstract images. This exhibition includes twenty-six of McMann’s unique photographs which have been digitally enhanced and printed on aluminum…

Jack & Jackie: The Kennedys In The White House
Jack & Jackie: The Kennedys in the White House

Focused and elegant, the first family made a lasting impression on our nation. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution and private collectors, this exhibition explores the legacy of the Kennedys as promoters of art, culture, and elegance. Twenty-seven iconic photographs…

Marc Chagall And Friends: The Salon Des Indépendants
Marc Chagall and Friends: The Salon des Indépendants

Work by the pioneer of Modern Art, Marc Chagall (1887-1985) and his contemporaries, drawn from the permanent collection of the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, provide a glimpse into the influential avant-garde styles that converged in Paris…

Collecting Camelot: The Kennedy Era And Its Collectibles
Collecting Camelot: The Kennedy Era and Its Collectibles

A selection of campaign memorabilia, posters, toys, and other vintage items from the Kennedy era which illustrate the popularity of our 35th president. Items range from those produced for his presidential campaign to satirical items and collectibles from the period.…

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