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The Museums Strike Back: A Week of Space and SciFi

December 27, 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.

Galactic Origami, 1-4 pm
Learn some new folds and help create an oversized space sloth with Jean Pao Wilson, our resident origami artist.

Rogue One, 2 pm
An epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. 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 27, 2017
10:00 am–5:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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