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The Museums Strike Back: A Week of Space and SciFi

December 29, 2017 @ 11:00 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

Starlab, 11 am-3 pm
Crawl inside and immerse yourself in a whole new Astronomy experience. Learn about our night sky and in this portable, inflatable Planetarium.

Dinoman in Space, 2 pm
“Through the solar system and beyond” is exactly where Dinoman takes his audience in this fast paced exploration of the heavens. The eight classical planets are visited and investigated—as well as Pluto, gravity, and the incredible cold of space. Dinoman Space uses dinosaurs, meteors, comets, liquid air, and a goldfish to give students a truly unique view of the heavens.

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 29, 2017
11:00 am–5:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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