Summer Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10-5; Sunday, 11-5

The Museums

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


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


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


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

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


Monday–Saturday: 9 am–4 pm
11 am–4 pm

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
Thomas Friends Explore Rails
Thomas & Friends™: Explore The Rails!
Thomas & Friends™: Explore the Rails!

The world’s most beloved #1 blue engine rolls into the Springfield Museums this summer! Featuring the favorite engines and destinations from Thomas & Friends, the STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Math) -focused exhibit seeks to engage children, ages 2 through…

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…

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…

Legacy: The Philanthropy Of Mr. Smith & Mr. Wesson
Legacy: The Philanthropy of Mr. Smith & Mr. Wesson

Legacy: The Philanthropy of Mr. Smith & Mr. Wesson examines the beneficence of the Smith & Wesson founders Horace Smith and Daniel Baird (D.B.) Wesson. The two men formed the Smith & Wesson Company in Springfield in November 1856 in…

Elemental: Contemporary Encaustic
Elemental: Contemporary Encaustic

Extended! 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…

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…


Extended by popular demand! 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 moments. The World’s Largest Etch A Sketch – It's almost…

In Bloom: Floral Works From The Collection
In Bloom: Floral Works from the Collection

New Opening Date! Throughout history, artists have been inspired by flowering plants and their colorful blossoms.  The floral prints in this exhibition combine artistic sensibility with close observation of the natural world. Displayed alongside artfully arranged botanical specimens from the…

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

Extended! 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…

Thomas Friends Explore Rails USS Springfield CL 66 Charles Manthos Horace Smith And Daniel Baird (D.B.) Wesson Claffey Cool Mandolin Greens Cropped Seuss Baby Book Toytopia Etch A Sketch Woodblock Prints Taking Care Business