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The Museums Strike Back: A Week of Space and SciFi

December 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm

Blast off to a galaxy far, far away! Meet members of the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance, enjoy live performances, gallery games, hands-on art and more. Free with museum admission!

Today’s Highlights

Mini Jedi Master Felting Demonstration, 11 am-2 pm
“Size matters not.” Watch needle felting master Trish Cataldo create a life-sized version of our favorite trainer.

Tom Knight Puppets presents The Solar System (and other songs about life on Earth), 2 pm
This dynamic show features Knight’s original songs and colorful puppets in a collection of skits about the solar system, the museum, dancing with alligators and how to stand up to “The Garbage Monster.”

Ongoing Activities

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.

The Solar System Game Show, 11 am-3 pm
Join in and play our game show all about our own planetary neighborhood. (Games start on the hour.)

Character Appearances, noon-2 pm
Will you join the Dark Side? 0r will you use the Force for good? Meet members of the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance.

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.


December 28, 2017
10:00 am–5:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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