Museums Kick Off “Spectacular” Summer for Kids and Families
The Springfield Museums have announced the schedule for their annual “Summer Spectacular” Family Series, which runs from July 7 through August 15, 2014. Every Monday through Friday, families visiting the Quadrangle can look forward to a schedule packed with hands-on art and science activities, live reptile demonstrations, and family entertainment for all ages. All programs and performances are free with admission unless otherwise noted. The 2014 premier sponsor is MassMutual.
Dinosaurs and Ice Age Mammals Return to Life at Springfield Museums
Now through September, a host of prehistoric creatures will take the Springfield Science Museum by storm. Life Through Time: Dinosaurs and Ice-Age Mammals will roar into the Springfield Museums on June 14 and go extinct on September 14, 2014.
Life Through Time will cover over 3500 square feet of the Science Museum’s second floor exhibit area. Visitors will get an up-close view of a variety of large-scale robotic dinosaurs including T. rex, Apatosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, and an adult Maiasaura with eggs and hatchlings. Also on hand will be several robotic Ice Age mammals including a Woolly Mammoth, Baluchitherium, and a saber-toothed cat family of four. Visitors young and old will feel like true paleontologists while sifting through a “dino dig” box and two fossil rub stations.