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Ball Python

Summer Spectacular Activities

August 12 @ 10:00 am5:00 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 (rain locations TBA) 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!

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.

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.

Arabic Calligraphy, 11 am-3 pm
Learn to create the beautiful characters of another language and decorate a fabric tote bag.

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.

The Meaning of Flowers in Asian Art, 11 am-3 pm
Explore the symbolism of different species and colors in Asian Art, then head into the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum to see examples in the collections. Color some flower trading cards and have fun sharing them with friends and family.

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



August 12
10:00 am–5:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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