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Festival of Flowers Family Day

April 6 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm

Explore the world of flowers through hands-on activities. Free with museum admission!

Today’s Highlights

Visit the Flower Workshop, 11 am-4 pm
Bring Festival of Flowers home with you! Join Springfield Florists Supply staff and museum educators to learn about cut flowers and design your own bouquet or arrangement.

Wildflower Pods, 11 am-3 pm
Use wildflower seeds, clay, and soil to prepare seeds for planting almost anywhere!

Ongoing Activities

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!

Do Touch the Flowers, 11 am-3 pm
While the rest of the flowers across the museums today are artfully arranged and hands-off, these blossoms are hands-ON. What do rose petals feel like? How about carnations? Explore a variety of textures at this do-touch station.

The Language of Flowers, 11 am-3 pm
What does the gift of a red rose mean? How about a yellow carnation? Explore floriography by guessing the meaning of a wide variety of different types of flowers.

Dissect a Flower, Noon-3 pm
Learn the parts of a flower and carefully cut and take apart a specimen of your own to see the inner workings of these beautiful plants. Seating for this activity will begin every half hour and small children will need caregiver assistance.

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. Today: Printmaking with Real Flowers!


April 6
10:00 am–5:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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