Hilltown Families


Families can use their minds as butterfly catchers in insect nets when visiting the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art this spring and summer, as the galleries will be filled with Carle’s images of crawling creatures of all shapes and sizes! Hands-on art making opportunities enhance the bug-art themed, allowing families to exercise their entomological creativity just as Carle has.

It’s been the summer of love for pollinators! We have been reminded how much we need these important and industrious little creatures. The Berkshire Museum BeMuse Program series is offering two upcoming events which are particularly intriguing and inviting for those of you who want to get to know your local pollinators and how you can help them along the way!

Take yourself into the world of the exotic intrigue of “Butterflies” at Berkshire Museum’s newest exhibit where the whole family will be introduced to butterflies from all around the world. The butterfly effect brings educational opportunities beyond where these beautiful creatures come from but also explores their representation in art and how studying them stimulates the analytical mind. Pair a visit to the museum with a visit to Project Native’s Butterfly House, and a study of the metamorphosis of caterpillars into butterflies at home, and have a well rounded community-based educational experience this summer that supports interests in entomology, ecology, and even math art & history!

Project Native in the Berkshires has a new Native Butterfly House! This new addition will serve as a terrific community-based educational resource to help children and visitors understand the connection between butterflies and our native landscape here in Western MA. Pair a visit with a trip to Magic Wings in South Deerfield and the Springfield Museums’ “Amazing Butterflies” exhibit for a well-rounded educational experience that supplement nature studies involving pollinators & butterflies!

Amazing Butterflies at the Springfield Museums May 25-Sept 2nd, 2013 What do question marks, painted ladies, and mourning cloaks all have in common? They’re all things that can be found this summer at the Springfield Museums’ newest exhibit. And they’re all species of butterflies! Opening on May 25th, Amazing Butterflies is an interactive and informative exhibit created for both children and adults. Created by The Natural History Museum in London in collaboration… Read More

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