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Summer Spectacular: Grandparents and Grandchildren Day

August 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm

All activities are FREE with museum admission unless otherwise noted.

Today’s Highlights

Party on the Quad for All Ages, noon-2 pm
Rock out or sit and picnic with music for every generation! In case of inclement weather, we will have DJ party in SIS Hall.

Transportation Cart, 11 am-1 pm
Stop by and learn from one of the Wood Museum of Springfield History’s knowledgeable docent volunteers. Explore industry and innovation through objects you can touch, while you learn what life was like in Springfield 100 years ago.

Main Street Play, 11 am-3 pm
What businesses do your grandparents remember seeing in their city or town? Which businesses are still there today? How have community helpers changed over time? You can pretend to work at Friendly’s or Big Y, dress up as a fire fighter or police officer, pretend to assemble a motorcycle or engine, or sit down and enjoy some Hasbro games.

Ongoing Activities

Family Science Adventures, 11 am-2 pm
Explore the Science Museum and find the Roving Scientist. You never know what kind of demonstrations and hands-on activities they have in store for you!

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: Year of the Dog Buttons

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.

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


August 13, 2018
10:00 am–5:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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