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
Van Gogh For All Bedroom
Van Gogh For All
Van Gogh for All

Van Gogh for All immerses visitors in the works of the world’s most famous painter. Designed to engage 21st-century audiences in the 19th-century art of Vincent van Gogh, this experientially-rich exhibition uses modern technology and participatory learning to immerse new…

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…

Van Gogh And Japanese Prints
Van Gogh and Japanese Prints

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was captivated by Europe’s popular fascination with Japanese culture. He collected and copied Japanese woodblock prints, as well as took artistic inspiration from their vibrant colors and innovative compositions. In an 1888 letter from Van Gogh…

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…

Fanny Palmer: The Artist Behind Currier & Ives’ Greatest Prints
Fanny Palmer: The Artist Behind Currier & Ives’ Greatest Prints

Although her designs adorned the walls of homes and businesses across the United States in the 19th century, the name Frances (“Fanny”) Flora Bond Palmer (1812-1876) remains largely unknown. While working behind the scenes for the American lithography firm Currier…

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…

People At Work And Other Environmental Portraits By Tad Malek
People at Work and Other Environmental Portraits by Tad Malek

New Closing Date Local photographer Tad Malek seeks to capture unique and authentic moments through his insightful portraits of people at work in Western Massachusetts and around the world. Sometimes candid, sometimes posed, these momentary snapshots provide a glimpse into…

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…

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…

Van Gogh For All Bedroom Taking Care Business Trio Of Japanese Prints From The Permanent Collection Thomas Friends Explore Rails Currier & Ives Lithograph Seuss Baby Book Black And White Photo By Ted Malek Horace Smith And Daniel Baird (D.B.) Wesson Woodblock Prints