April 15-19 is Dinosaur Week at the Springfield Museums! Fun, new activities each day!
Get ready for some dino-mite fun in the galleries. Each day is a new adventure at the Springfield Museums for dinosaur lovers! Check the schedules each day for fun and enjoy these ongoing activities!
Family Science Adventures, 11am-2pm
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!
Dinosaur Tracks, 11am-3pm
Dig to find a dinosaur skeleton in the pits in Astronomy Hall, then visit Habitat Hall to learn more about why New England is home to so many dinosaur footprints, versus the dinosaur skeletons of the Western US. Classify types of dinosaurs and make your very own footprint fossil to take home.
Paleontology Lab, 11am-3pm
How long was a Cryolophosaurus? How about Mapusaurus or a Compsognathus? Choose a dinosaur and roll out our extra-long tape to find out how long the dinosaurs really were. Assemble a model dinosaur skeleton, examine dinosaur claws, and more.
Art Discovery Center, Noon-4pm
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: Watercolor a T-Rex.
Dinosaurs Love Dancing, 1-3pm
Join the dinosaur-themed family dance party every afternoon with DJ Marty Fullwood. Dance your heart out to classic songs through music of today.