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Summer Spectacular: Kids at Play! Stories, Songs, and Games from Around the World

July 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm

All activities are FREE with museum admission unless otherwise noted.

Today’s Highlights

Mahi Aurora, Bollywood Instructor, noon

Adinkra Cloth Printing, 11 am-3 pm
Help us created a bolt of cloth in the style created by the Ashanti people who live in modern day Ghana. Learn the symbolism of each image and used stamp to help decorate the fabric. Choose one symbol of your own to stamp and take home too.

Explore Galimotos, 11 am-3 pm
Come and play with these Kenyan-made toys made of wire and bits of cloth. Roll these toys that are frequently created and played with children in Africa.

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: Metal Dog Tags

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.


July 12, 2018
10:00 am–5:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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