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Astronomy Day 2018

April 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am3:00 pm

Cosmic activities for all ages! Kids 12 and under get a free book (while supplies last). Astronomy Day began in California in 1973 as a way to share the joy of astronomy with the public and has grown into a worldwide annual event. Free with museum admission!

Today’s Highlights

Safe Sunspot Viewing, 1:30-3 pm
View the surface of the star at the center of our Solar System with astronomy expert Kevin Kopchynski and members of the Springfield Stars Club. (weather permitting)

Observatory Tour, 1:30-2 pm
Check out the Science Museum’s rooftop observatory.

Ongoing Activities

The Lorax, 11 am-2 pm
Meet the creature who speaks for the trees! Get a photo, a hug, or a high-five from one of Dr. Seuss’ most recognizable and beloved characters.

Family Science Adventures, 11 am-2 pm
Explore the Science Museum and find the Roving Scientist. You never know what kind of demonstrations and hands-on activities they have in store for you!

Face Painting, 11 am-2 pm
Cosmic designs by Professor Knows A. Lot.

Meteorite Meet-Up, 11 am-3 pm
Meteorites display and discussion with planetarium educator Jack Megas.

Art Discovery Center, noon-4 pm
Trace Chinese characters, try on costumes, play gallery games, peek under lift-up panels on the Wall of Symbols to discover the meaning behind Asian motifs, put on a puppet show, and make an art project. This week’s project: Make Your Own Chinese Zodiac Button.


April 21, 2018
11:00 am–3:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


Science Museum