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Thing 1 and Thing 2 with family

Summer Spectacular Activities

July 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm

All activities are FREE with museum admission unless otherwise noted.

Today’s Highlights

Museum Members Only: Behind the Scenes at the Live Animal Center, 11 am
Join our aquarist for an exclusive tour of the Live Animal Center to learn about the special diets of the critters in our care and watch as some of them are fed.

Meet Thing 1 and Thing 2, 11 am-2 pm
Get a high-five or a hug from this mischievous pair and snap a selfie with them too.

Balloons with Professors Knows A. Lot, 11 am-3 pm
Twisting, bending, shaping balloons – what kind will you choose?

The Roaming Railroad, 11 am-3 pm
Kids and grownups can come take a ride around the Quadrangle on this trackless train! Engineer Dan DeCosmo will entertain riders with comedy, train songs and inspirational routines like “the little train that could.”

Ongoing Activities

Cat’s Corner, 10 am-4 pm
Our Dr. Seuss-themed drop-in space on the Lower Level of the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum. Stop in to read some of Ted Geisel’s original stories along with lots of other picture books, plus take part in facilitated art and literacy activities.

Earth and Space Hands-on Gallery Games, 11 am-3 pm

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. Today’s project: color and fold a fan to take home!

Summer Spectacular is sponsored by Charles H. Hall Foundation, a Bank of America Trustee.


July 18, 2019
10:00 am–5:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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