Holiday Hours

The Museums will be CLOSED on Monday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) and Tuesday, December 25 (Christmas Day).

We will reopen at 10 am on Wednesday, December 26.

The Museums

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

Hours

Tuesday–Saturday: 10 am–5 pm
Sunday:
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.

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:
$13
Children Under 3: Free

Springfield Residents (with valid ID): Free – youth included

Special exhibit fees may apply to all visitors.

Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden

Hours

April to Columbus Day: Daily, 9 am-8 pm
Columbus Day through March: Daily, 9 am-5 pm

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

Price

Free

Museum Store

Hours

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

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

Discounts

Members save 10% every day on regularly priced items

Free gift wrapping for Society of William Rice members

Springfield History Library & Archives

Hours

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

First Saturday of the Month: 11 am–4 pm

Price

With General Admission: Free

Archives Only: $9

Blake House Café

Hours

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

Free Wi-Fi

Menu

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
Seuss Baby Book
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…

Gingerbread: Pop Culture Edition
Gingerbread: Pop Culture Edition

Experience the annual gingerbread competition and exhibit that meshes two of our favorite things—baking and creativity! This year's awe-inspiring entries celebrate popular culture. Pop culture defines our youth, creates our memories, and continues to shape our outlook. From the air…

Thomas Hart Benton: A Visiting Masterpiece From The Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston
Thomas Hart Benton: A Visiting Masterpiece from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

A visiting masterwork by celebrated Regional artist Thomas Hart Benton (American, 1889-1975) is the centerpiece of a small exhibition exploring the artist’s expressive narrative style and interest in capturing the social history of his era. The 1946 painting titled New…

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…

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…

Typewriter Trail: The Writer’s Office
Typewriter Trail: The Writer’s Office

The New England editor might be using a pen in his portrait, but he would have typed final copy for the newspaper. Follow our Typewriter Trail to explore ideas around the use of the typewriter. Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr.…

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 will bring together pairs of prints by artists who were friends, couples, or business partners. From the woodblock prints of husband and wife duo…

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,”…

Typewriter Trail: The Curator’s Office
Typewriter Trail: The Curator’s Office

The New England editor might be using a pen in his portrait, but he would have typed final copy for the newspaper. Follow our Typewriter Trail to explore ideas around the use of the typewriter. Turn of the twentieth century…

Typewriter Trail: The Editor’s Office
Typewriter Trail: The Editor’s Office

The New England editor might be using a pen in his portrait, but he would have typed final copy for the newspaper. Follow our Typewriter Trail to explore ideas around the use of the typewriter. The 1946 painting titled New…

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…

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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