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Sugar Rush

Sugar Rush: From Masterpiece to Mad Science

February 19 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm

Sweet things are happening during school vacation! Join us for family-friendly art and science activities inspired by the special exhibit Sweet: A Tasty Journey. Free with museum admission.

Today’s Highlights

Members-Only Giveaway, 10 am-5 pm
Museum members get a free scented pen and bookmark. One set per family while supplies last.

Meet Buddy, 11 am-2 pm
Meet Buddy the dinosaur, the star of the hit PBS Kids series and our latest special exhibit Dinosaur Train. Snap a pic and give the lovable young T Rex a high five or a hug.

BeanBoozled Challenge, 11 am-3 pm
Spin the wheel to compare tasty jelly bean flavors with the craziest ones from a popular candy company. Will you get a sweet treat or a nasty surprise? Line closes at 2:30 pm.

Ongoing Activities

Cotton Candy Science, 11 am-3 pm
Learn about the science of cotton candy, see how it’s made, and enjoy a sample of this sweet treat.

Sweet Mad Science, 11 am-3 pm
Will a chocolate bar float or sink? What happens to a marshmallow in a vacuum? How about when you heat up some bubble gum or add vinegar to a sour candy? Make your hypothesis and help one of our friendly museum educators run tests on popular candies.

Sweet Scavenger Hunt, 11 am-3 pm
Unwrap the origins of our candy cravings in this special exhibit!

Marshmallow Engineering, 11 am-3 pm
Can you build a tower using just mini marshmallows and toothpicks? How can you create a solid base and sturdy structure to make your tower as tall as possible? Practice STEAM skills and bring your marshmallows to new heights.



February 19
10:00 am–5:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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