Families are invited to explore ancient cultures at the Springfield Museums from August 14 through 17. The program is the final week of "Summer Festival Days," sponsored by Bank of America and the Eugene A. Dexter Charitable Fund through the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.
Activities are free with the price of museum admission unless noted. Tuesday, Aug. 14 Performance by the Small Planet Dancers, 12:30 p.m. Make a Greek mask, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 Mark Binder performs "Comedy for Families-New Twists on Ancient Themes," 12:30 p.m. Make a Greek mask, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 Live birds of prey program by Julie Collier of Wingmasters, 12:30 p.m. Make an Egyptian collar and cuffs, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 Sing-a-long with your favorite Arabian princess and have your picture taken with her after the show, 12:30 p.m. Make an Egyptian collar and cuffs, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday: Live animal demonstrations, Wed. & Fri., 11:30 a.m.-noon, Science Museum. Hands-on Family Science Adventures, Tues. & Thurs., noon-3 p.m.; Wed. & Fri., 1-3:45 p.m., Science Museum. Planetarium shows, 11:15 a.m., noon, 1 & 2 p.m., Science Museum (additional fee). Crafts and Costumes, noon-3:45 p.m., Hasbro Games Art Discovery Center, G.W.V. Smith Art Museum. Pan for fossils and gemstones at the "Museum Mining Company" (additional fee)