All activities are FREE with museum admission unless otherwise noted.
Live Virtual Visit with the Smithsonian Zoo, Time TBD
Come to Tolman Auditorium for a live stream visit with the zookeepers of our National Zoo! We’ll see and learn about two different animals each week and have some coordinated hands-on activities straight from Washington, DC.
Animal Face Painting, 11 am-3 pm
Stop by for custom face painting by our own Professor Knows A. Lot! Whether you want to be a butterfly, a tiger, or something you haven’t thought of yet, she has something for you!
Live Animal Demo, 11 am-2 pm
Meet the reptiles that call the Springfield Science Museum home and learn about their adaptations, diets, and behaviors from one of our experienced museum educators. Animals may include the ball python, milk snake, bearded dragon, box turtle, and painted turtle.
Meet the Cat in the Hat, 11 am-2 pm
Get a high five or a hug, and get your photo taken with Dr. Seuss’s most famous character!
#EarthOptimism 2018, 11 am-3 pm
Earth Optimism is part of a growing, global movement. We are building a global community of practice around what is working in conservation. Learn some easy ways that kids can help protect our environment that you can try at home right away!
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.