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Summer Spectacular: WGBY Day

July 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm

All activities are FREE with museum admission unless otherwise noted.

Today’s Highlights

Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog, 11 am-2 pm
Meet this lovable star of Norman Bridwell’s most popular book series and two PBS shows! Greet Clifford for a photo op, hug, or a high five!

PBS Tablet Games, 11 am-3 pm
Come check out some of your favorite PBS characters through some apps that promote both fun and learning! Games feature some of your favorite characters, including Clifford and the Cat in the Hat!

Puppy Playland, 11 am-3 pm
Would you like to be a veterinarian? How about a dog groomer? Or do you just love playing with pets? Come to Puppy Playland for a room full of fun with books, playdoh, dramatic play, and more.

Make Some Wacky Reading Glasses and a Get a Free Book, 11 am-3 pm
We’re celebrating reading all summer long! Come color your own pair of reading classes and choose a book of your very own to take home.

Read to a Reptile, 11 am-2 pm
Choose from a selection fun and funny books to read to one of the reptiles that calls Springfield Museums home.

Meet the Author: Ty Allan Jackson, Noon
A father, a businessman, a publisher, an author. Ty Allan Jackson strives to be a man with purpose. A Bronx, New York native and currently residing in The Berkshires, after years of working in corporate sales, Ty always felt he was meant to do more. In 2009, Ty Allan Jackson was inspired by a question from his son, who was 7 years-old at the time. “Dad, can I open a lemonade stand?” This motivated him to seek out books that would teach his son about entrepreneurship and finance. Ty felt he didn’t have many options. Danny Dollar Millionaire: The Lemonade Escapade was born from a father wanting to provide something more for his son and other children. It was Ty’s very first book and the beginning of his new purpose filled journey. Books available for sale!

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: Sea Glass Turtles

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 17, 2018
10:00 am–5:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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