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May the Fourth Be With You

May 4 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm

We’re heading to a galaxy far, far away! Meet members of the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance, hear the theme music performed live, enjoy hands-on fun in the intergalactic laboratory and more.

Free with museum admission!

Today’s Highlights

Meet Illustrator David White, 11 am-2 pm
David White is a Western Massachusetts based artist who specializes in designing giant robots, or mecha, for video games and books. David has contributed concept art to over 15 games including Transformers: War for Cybertron, Mechwarrior 4: Black Knight, and Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries. When not drawing robots, David illustrates children’s books for Scholastic and comics for LEGO Magazine.

The Music of Star Wars, noon-2 pm
Listen to your favorite themes from the Star Wars Series played by local talented youth on piano in Blake Court.

Ongoing Activities

Character Appearances, 11 am-2 pm
Will you join the Dark Side? Or will you use the Force for good? Meet members of the Galactic Empire or the Rebel Alliance and choose a side.

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!

Sabers and Swords, 11 am-3 pm
Compare and contrast a traditional European sword, a Japanese katana, and a light saber. How are they alike and how are they different? Make your own mini light saber too.

Intergalactic Laboratory, 11 am-3 pm
Check out Star Wars toys, Lite Brights, photo booth, and fun hands-on space activities!

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.

May the Fourth is presented as part of Art Week, a community initiative of the Boch Center. 


May 4
10:00 am–5:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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