Traffic Advisory for August 24-26

Due to the opening of the MGM Springfield Resort, heavy traffic is expected in downtown Springfield Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26. Please allow extra time when traveling to the Museums.

Road closures for Friday, August 24


The Museums

Welcome Center opens 30 minutes early for ticket sales.


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

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
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.

Fall Hours (Beginning September 3): Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; Sunday, 11 am-5 pm; closed on Mondays.

Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden


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.



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
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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…

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…

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…

Beyond Function: Contemporary Ceramics From The Donald Clark Collection
Beyond Function: Contemporary Ceramics from the Donald Clark Collection

Presenting handmade ceramics that shed the common designation of “hobby” or “craft,” this exhibition demonstrates the artistry of form and explores why ceramics now occupy an important place in the art world. The second half of the 20th century was…

Adventures With Clifford The Big Red Dog
Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog

Step into the world of Clifford, Emily Elizabeth, and all of the residents of Birdwell Island! Inspired by Scholastic Entertainment’s TV show Clifford The Big Red Dog, the exhibit offers numerous immersive “paws-on” adventures that reinforce “Clifford’s Big Ideas.”  Kids…

Ceramics From The Vault
Ceramics from the Vault

Pulled from the storage vaults of the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, this exhibition features modern and contemporary ceramics from the permanent collection. Recognized by American museums as fine art only within the past seventy years, ceramic…

Kids Design Glass Exhibit & Contest
Kids Design Glass Exhibit & Contest

Designed by children, the large glass sculptures featured in this exhibition are funky and fun! These imaginative sculptures were fabricated by professionals at the Museum of Glass’s Hot Shop in Tacoma, Washington, and are on loan from the collection of…

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…

Two Lives, One Passion: American Impressionist Paintings And Sketches By William Jurian Kaula And Lee Lufkin Kaula
Two Lives, One Passion: American Impressionist Paintings and Sketches by William Jurian Kaula and Lee Lufkin Kaula

Who were William Jurian Kaula and Lee Lufkin Kaula? Why have many of us never heard of them? Part of the Museums' Rediscovering American Artists series, Two Lives, One Passion will introduce visitors to the Kaulas through their paintings and…

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…

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