"Summer Festival Days" performances and activities at the Springfield Museums will continue with "Here Be Dragons" week from July 31 through August 3.
"Summer Festival Days" programs are 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, July 31 Meet Seymour the Magic Library Dragon in a performance of ventriloquism, magic and storytelling, 12:30 p.m. Make a 3-D flying dragon, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1 Pumpernickel Puppets present Sir George and the Dragon, 12:30 p.m. Make a 3-D flying dragon, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 Enter The Enchanted Forest with Rosalita's Puppets, 12:30 p.m. Make scratch dragons, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 Karen Chace performs Dragon Tales, 12:30 p.m. Make scratch dragons, 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) Future programs in the "Summer Festival Days" series are: August 7-10 – Summer Circus August 14-17 – Ancient Culture Quest