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Ball Python

Summer Spectacular Activities

July 8 @ 10:00 am10:00 pm

The Museums are open seven days a week and we invite you to play, explore, and create with us! Many activities take place outside on the Museums Grounds and all are free with museum admission!

Live Animal Reptile Encounter, 11 am-2 pm
Join one of our knowledgeable museum educators at the Reptile Wall in our Live Animal Center to get a closer look and learn more about animals like a painted turtle, box turtle, ball python, and bearded dragons! (Lower Level, Springfield Science Museum)

Printmaking in the Sunshine, 11 am-3 pm
“Mono” means one, and “monoprints” are prints that can only be made one time. Use paint, paper, brushes, and texture tools create your own one-of-a-kind artwork. (Rain location: Loggia, GWV Smith Art Museum)

The Meaning and Tradition of Talking Sticks, 11 am-3 pm
Talking sticks are also known as speaker’s staffs. They originated within the Indigenous tribes of the Mohawk, Seneca, Cayuga, Oneida, and Onandaga, but have been and are currently apart of many Indigenous traditions today. (Rain location: Native American Hall, Springfield Science Museum)

Arabic Calligraphy, 11 am-3 pm
Learn to create the beautiful characters of another language and decorate a fabric tote bag. (Rain location: Second Floor Landing, GWV Smith Art Museum)

Pollinator Super Powers – Bees and Beyond!, 11 am-3 pm
Learn more about our most famous pollinators and other local helpers that may surprise you, including how you can help them! Play a pollinator game and start a local pollinator scavenger hunt. (Rain location: Habitat Hall, Springfield Science Museum)

Plus: Enjoy hands-on art and STEM activities in the Cat’s Corner, Art Discovery Center, and Spark!Lab.



July 8
10:00 am–10:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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