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Dinosaurs & Dragons: School Vacation Week

February 22, 2018 @ 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.

Jurassic Roadshow, 11 am-3 pm
Some of the first dinosaur remains in the United States were found in New England in the 19th century, mostly in the form of footprints. Since 2010, Jurassic Roadshow has brought the science, history, and art of the Connecticut River Valley’s dinosaur footprints and trace impressions to street fairs and community events.

The Puppet People Present The Last Dragon, 2 pm
Are all princesses helpless? Are all knights brave and strong? Are all dragons evil? Find out in this whimsical retelling of the fairy tale by E. Nesbitt. Explore  the issues of stereotypes, discrimination, self-esteem, greed, and friendship with this vivid puppet production. This show features  classical music, large rod puppets, mouth puppets, a 7 ft dragon and a life-size knight on horseback for a jousting scene the audience will never forget!

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 22, 2018
10:00 am–5:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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