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Opening Celebration: Human Plus

January 27 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm

Explore our newest special exhibition Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering and enjoy a day of family-friendly STEM activities. Free with museum admission!

Playful Engineers: Traveling MakerSpace, noon-3 pm
Totally hands-on fun! Teaching artist Jay Mankita leads this workshop in which kids and families will use materials such as dominoes, ping pong balls, tracks, wooden planks, and cardboard tubes, to build, test, and improve their own “Rube Goldberg Machines”.

Ongoing Activities

Coding for All Ages with Bee-Bots, 11 am-3 pm
Bee-Bots are an exciting little robot designed for use by all ages! These colorful, easy-to-operate, and friendly little robots are a perfect tool for teaching simple coding! Join one of our friendly museum educators to play with Bee-Bots and learn how technology can be important for human health.

Take a Look Inside, 11 am-3 pm
Explore different systems in the human body. Map out the skeletal system using x-rays, see how long a long intestine really is, and learn about the inner workings of the human body.

Family Science Adventures, 11 am-2 pm
Find the Roving Scientist and discover the wonders of Science through activities and demonstrations.

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.

Little Humans Sing-a-Long, 1-2 pm
oin us for some toe-tappin’, finger snappin’, ticklin’- your-funny-bone tunes! Get up, move, and groove in the Springfield Science Museum.


January 27
10:00 am–5:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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