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Dinosaurs & Dragons: School Vacation Week

February 21, 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.

Dragon Mosaic Artist Demonstration by Robert Markey, 11 am-3 pm
There are many ways to make mosaics! Robert will be creating a small mosaic dragon on a glass sheet with colored glass pieces, while visitors have the chance to watch the artist at work and ask questions.

Lionheart Puppet Company presents The Reluctant Dragon, 2 pm
What happens when Harold, a young village boy, discovers a dragon in the mountains? Can Harold convince the villagers that the dragon just wants to be friends?  Based on the story by Kenneth Grahame, The Reluctant Dragon is a great way to introduce children to literary adaptations, as well as loyalty and the arts.

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 21, 2018
10:00 am–5:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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