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Splash! takes place on Saturday, April 20, 2019, a day of classes where teens can learn a variety of topics that might not be part of a traditional school curriculum but are beneficial to learn about. – Sign up now! Space is limited.

Amherst College students will be teaching short workshops for 6-12 grade students for one day in November! The workshops offered cover a wide range of topics which can be accessed through a variety of different entry points (hands-on experimentation, direct instruction, etc.), allowing students to think about how they like to learn and choose workshops that not only match their interests, but that speak to their particular learning style…

Informal learning environments like libraries and museums are important in preparing children for success in school and life. Why? Young brains are hardwired to learn informally! With community based educational resources like the new activity totes The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College offers families, parent can guide their child to excercise school-readiness skills in an informal and fun way!

Visit the Mead Art Museum and Rethink Your Assumptions About Japan. Older children, teens, and adults have the opportunity to cross the globe, right here in Western Massachusetts. Reinventing Tokyo: Japan’s Largest City in the Artistic Imagination, on view through December 30 at the Mead Art Museum in Amherst, is the first exhibition in the US to approach Tokyo through the lens of the city’s history of continual change and reinvention.  With… Read More

UMass Hosts Women in Engineering Career Day for Local High School Students Monday, October 29th, 2012 Historically, the field of engineering has been male dominated.  Today, however, women are breaking into engineering, computing, and other science-related professions more and more.  To promote women’s pursuits of science, technology, and engineering, UMass’ Society of Women Engineers and Women in Engineering Program host Women in Engineering Career Day! Open to young women in grades 9-12,… Read More

Mead Art Museum at Amherst College Presents Dance Into Art Pioneer Valley Community Celebration! Dance into art at the Mead Art Museum in Amherst!  The museum, which houses Amherst College’s art collection, is currently hosting a special exhibition featuring work from artists Robert Henri and Nick Cave, whose work explores the human form through examination of dance and movement as a form of cultural expression. The museum will host a family-friendly event… Read More

Beneski Museum of Natural History Home of the World’s Largest Collection of Dinosaur Tracks Did you know that the world’s largest collection of dinosaur tracks is housed at Amherst College in the Beneski Museum of Natural History?  The Museum offers opportunities for families and students to learn about the natural history of the Pioneer Valley and many other parts of the world.  There are over 1,700 specimens (including skeletons of a mammoth,… Read More

The Haunted Museum at the Mead Museum of Art Amherst College Saturday, October 29th from 11am-3pm Amherst College’s Mead Museum of Art will come alive with Halloween spirit on Saturday, October 29th during their free family-friendly Haunted Museum! The spookier bits of the museum’s collection will be on display for those who dare to see them. Discover art and culture on a candle-lit tour of the galleries or a spooky scavenger hunt…. Read More

Mead Art Museum at Amherst College presents The Nature of Art Pioneer Valley Community Celebration On Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College will host a family-friendly event exploring the natural world through art, and celebrating images of nature in Amherst’s art collection. The fun-filled afternoon of activities for children and adults of all ages is free and open to the public…. Read More

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