Q&A: Which Western MA Museum Did Your Family Visit Last?

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Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden at the Springfield Museums is always a fun place for kids to romp around on a spring day! (Photo credit: Sienna Wildfield)

We have so many wonderful museums here in Western MA! Which local museum did your family visit last? What did you see? What did you do?

  • Jennilynne Bernard writes: Eric Carle… right ’round the corner from me, and always a great time.
  • Robin Sidel writes: Natural History Museum at Amherst College. It’s FREE and awesome! dinosaurs and crystals!
  • Rae Griffiths writes: The Springfield Science Museum. Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly. Great temporary exhibit. Catch it before it leaves!
  • Kara Kitchen writes: Berkshire Museum: Native Americans; Springfield Museums; Amherst planetariums.
  • Heather Richardson writes: Holyoke Children’s Museum
  • Sarah Swersey writes: Westfield Children’s Museum for a birthday party. The kids loved it!

3 Comments on “Q&A: Which Western MA Museum Did Your Family Visit Last?

  1. Check out all the fun family events at the Norman Rockwell Museum. It has become one of our favorites in the Berkshires. The Clark and MoCA also have great opportunities for families especially the Clark’s free family days and MoCA’s Kidspace. Another hidden treasure in the Berkshires the North Adams Museum of History and Science. It’s free and one can find hours of hands-on fun for the whole family there.

  2. Lily and I went to MASS MoCA yesterday, thanks to the Hilltown Families contest that provided us the membership! We especially enjoyed the gigantic art installations. Lily decided that the Sol LeWitt exhibit was her new house and announced the purpose of each “room” as we made our way amongst the many lines and colors. We also decided that the large, open spaces were especially suited to impromptu dancing.

  3. The Springfield Museums. We always like the Science museum, but last time we went through the Smith museum and looked at the Samurai gear and the large sculptures. We have a membership and it is soooooo worth it!

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