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Bubble party and shadow puppets

Summer Spectacular Activities

July 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm

All activities are FREE with museum admission unless otherwise noted.

Today’s Highlights

Bubble Parties on the Quad, 11 am-2 pm
Join the fun, exciting, and interactive party! Dance to kid-friendly music and songs they know and like. Dance the limbo, with hula hoops, bubbles, and more.

Mr. Vinny’s Shadow Puppet Show, 2 pm
Mr. Vinny presents a dynamic and hilarious family show! Mr. Vinny specializes in storytelling with unique puppets! Get ready for lots of jokes and audience participation, and a few fun surprises!

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.

Backyard Safari, 11 am-3 pm
Investigate and learn about wildlife that can be found in our own backyards! Explore and observe different animal and plant life through hands-on activities.

Survivor: Animal Adaptation Edition, 11 am-3 pm
Learn about important and unusual animal strategies for survival in the wild lead by one of our friendly Museum Educators. Help create and build a model animal shelter.

Wild About Opossums, 11 am-3 pm
What backyard mammal has been around since the time of the dinosaurs, is immune to snake venom, and is the only marsupial in the United States? It’s the Virginia Opossum! Find out more about this fascinating creature.

Natural Creations, 11 am-3 pm
Experiment with natural materials to create our project of the week. Explore leaves, branches, flowers, or items from the kitchen, like salt and oil. Create your own project to take home.

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 19, 2019
10:00 am–5:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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