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Dinosaurs & Dragons: School Vacation Week

February 19 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm

A gigantic, magical week of family fun, featuring live performances, gallery games, hands-on art and more. Free with museum admission!

Today’s Highlights

Meet Danny’s Dinosaur, 11 am-1 pm
Meet the star of Syd Hoff’s beloved classic picture book series, Danny and the Dinosaur.

The Dragon King by Tanglewood Marionettes, 2 pm
A terrible drought has overtaken the land, and all the world has turned brown and lifeless. The Dragon King is ruler over all things water, and the people are beginning to wonder why he has not brought the life-giving rains in such a very long time. An underwater fantasy based on Chinese folklore, The Dragon King tells the tale of an intrepid Grandmother who journeys to the bottom of the sea in search of the elusive Dragon King, and the answers to why he has forsaken the land above. Colorful sea creatures, an exciting adventure, and a Dragon King that will knock your socks off!

Gallery Activities

The Paleontology Lab, 11 am-3 pm
Why do we find more dinosaur footprints in some areas and more skeletons in others? Why do some footprints have five toes and some have three? Come to the paleontology lab for hands-on activities all about dinosaurs!

All About Dragons, 11 am-3 pm
How are European and Asian dragons different? What’s the difference between a dinosaur and a dragon? How can you tell them apart? Visit one of our friendly educators to explore science and fantasy, and then explore the collections of the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum with a scavenger hunt.

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!

Sponsored by Barnes & Noble Booksellers


February 19
10:00 am–5:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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