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Bubble party and puppets

Summer Spectacular Activities

July 12, 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 Lil Puppet Show, 2 pm
Silly and surprising stories, songs and of course, puppets! This is a great puppet show performed by Vinny Lovegrove! With the audience’s help, Vinny and his puppets will tell silly stories that are so funny you will be rolling in the aisles! Hilarious and high-energy, the program will feature a variety of puppets.

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

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: Scratch Art Trains, inspired by Thomas & Friends.

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


July 12, 2019
10:00 am–5:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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