Family Events & Programs

Family art activities
Families enjoy hands-on art activities together.

The Springfield Museums present nearly 50 family events each year. Programs are held during school vacation weeks, in the summer and on select weekends. For more information, please visit our calendar.

Featured Programs

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

Join us for our annual celebration of Springfield-native Theodor Geisel! Each year in early March, the Springfield Museums are the setting for a one-of-a-kind birthday celebration. View whimsical cakes created by local bakers, enjoy musical and theatrical performances, and participate in hands-on art activities inspired by Dr. Seuss.

Seuss Birthday PartyJoin us for our annual celebration of Springfield-native Theodor Geisel! Each year in early March, the Springfield Museums are the setting for a one-of-a-kind birthday celebration.

LittleFest

Each September, the Springfield Museums host a celebration to promote reading by young people. Co-presented with WGBY Public Television and the Springfield City Library, LittleFest features free book giveaways, hands-on art activities, strolling entertainers, theatrical performances, and special guest appearances by favorite literary characters.

Ongoing Activities

Hasbro Games Art Discovery Center

Tuesday-Sunday, noon-4 pm

Open additional hours during school vacation weeks. The Art Discovery Center, in the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, is painted in bold colors and intricate designs inspired by the Asian collections of the museum. Inside, families are invited to trace their own Chinese horoscope, try on costumes and armor, play gallery games, and create their own artwork. The gallery is also a setting for artist demonstrations, storytelling, and other participatory activities. For more information, contact artdiscovery@springfieldmuseums.org

Birthday Parties

Looking for a unique birthday experience? The Springfield Museums offer a selection of two–hour birthday parties for children ages 4–12 on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Led by an experienced and knowledgeable instructor in a private decorated room, the party activities and tours are related to a number of adventurous themes including dinosaurs, animals, astronomy and art. Please contact our Birthday Party Coordinator: 413.263.6800, ext. 430, or email birthdays@springfieldmuseums.org

Family PerformanceThe Springfield Museums present nearly 50 family events each year. Programs are held during school vacation weeks, in the summer and on select weekends.

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