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The Museums Strike Back: A Week of Space and SciFi

December 30, 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

Jackson Gillman presents Moon Crazy, noon
Put on your imagination caps and blast off with Jackson on his lunar adventures. Captivating songs and stories, including Frank Asch’s Happy Birthday Moon, to take you far away and pilot you happily home.

The Force Awakens, 2 pm
An ex-stormtrooper, a scrappy desert dweller and a droid companion embark on a journey that brings them face-to-face with heroes from the past, who are now battling a fascist regime called the First Order. Rated PG-13

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 30, 2017
10:00 am–5:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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