All activities are FREE with museum admission unless otherwise noted.
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 Illustrator: David White, Noon
David White is a Western Massachusetts based artist who specializes in designing giant robots, or mecha, for video games and books. David has contributed concept art to over 15 games including Transformers: War for Cybertron, Mechwarrior 4: Black Knight, and Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries. He has also contributed artwork to many popular “how to draw” books such as Anime Mania, Mecha Mania, Manga Mania: Video Games, 50 Fantasy Vehicles to Draw and Paint, and 50 Robots to Draw and Paint. Books available for sale!
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: Stained Glass Flowers
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.