Hours & Admission

Monday - Saturday, 10 - 5pm
Sunday, noon to 5pm

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day

Admission
$13 adult; $6 child (under 18)
Museum members & children 3 and under get in for free

Little Cinema
$7.50, $5 members

Contact

413.443.7171
info@berkshiremuseum.org

39 South Street (Route 7)
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Map and Directions

Accessibility
Berkshire Museum is Handicap Accessible

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Celebrating creative play at the Berkshire Museum

By | February 19th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Kids use the big blue blocks of Imagination Playground to build sky high. Annual Ten Days of Play event encourages families to try child-directed play. By Craig Langlois Ten Days of Play is [...]

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Celebrating Kid Inventors

By | January 7th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Spark!Lab, Uncategorized|

By Kendra Knisley You don’t have to be an adult to be a great inventor. There are plenty of great inventors who got their start as kids. Think of America’s first kid inventor, Benjamin Franklin, [...]

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Easy 4-Ingredient No-Bake Cinnamon Ornaments

By | December 15th, 2015|Categories: Art Lab|

If you walked through Berkshire Museum this past Saturday and smelled the bright aroma of cinnamon, chances are you walked right past Art Lab as we were making our No-Bake Cinnamon Ornaments. As with all [...]

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America’s Favorite Cookie

By | December 11th, 2015|Categories: Spark!Lab|

What kind of place stimulates creative minds and sparks a surge of invention and innovation? The series of blogs posts explore that question with regard to innovation in the Berkshires. The series is Inspired by [...]

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Innovations in Paper

By | October 13th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Spark!Lab|

What kind of place stimulates creative minds and sparks a surge of invention and innovation? This series of blog posts explores that question with regard to innovation in the Berkshires. The series is inspired by [...]

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Nominations for Berkshire Award 2016

By | September 10th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

Berkshire Award In March 2013, the Berkshire Museum launched a program to honor people who live in the greater Berkshires and who have made significant contribution to creating, keeping, or promoting artistic, historical, and natural [...]

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Laura Bragg and the Origins of our School Programs

By | March 16th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

Today's post was written in honor of Women's History Month by Curatorial Assistant Kendra Knisley. The Berkshire Museum’s first director, Laura Bragg, was a pioneer and reformer who believed that museums hold the power to [...]

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Inventor Profiles: Sarah E. Goode & Garrett Morgan

By | February 27th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Spark!Lab|Tags: , , |

Inventing happens when someone sees a need and tries to find a way to solve it. In this post, Spark!Lab Host Hannah Sherman introduces us to two inventors from the 19th Century whose creations have [...]

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See image. Repeat Action.

By | January 23rd, 2015|Categories: Blog, Creative Disruption|

by Craig Langlois, Education and Public Program Manager and co-designer of If/Then Stop and think of the first time you remember visiting a museum. Where were you? What did you see? What did you smell? [...]

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Innovation for all!

By | January 2nd, 2015|Categories: Blog, Wider Window|Tags: , , , , |

With the Spark!Lab, our WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM program, science-based after-school programs, summer camps and more our Education and Interpretation team has worked hard to create a variety of STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) opportunities [...]

Behind the scenes at the Berkshire Museum Shop

By | December 7th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Museum Shop|

Today's post is by Kate Rosenblatt, Berkshire Museum Shop Manager.  “How does it look to you, I ask?”  “How does it look to you, she replies?” My colleague in the museum shop and I say [...]

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Cast a Vote for the Arts

By | November 3rd, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Today's post comes from Laurie M. Werner, Director of Advancement for the Berkshire Museum. Laurie has nearly 20 years’ experience in management and development for nonprofit cultural institutions, and holds a Ph. D. in Economics. This past [...]

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Made in Italy: Two Italian Films at the Little Cinema

By | September 24th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Little Cinema|

This week the Little Cinema Curator Nannina writes about the two Italian films that are coming to the Berkshire Museum this weekend. We're having a double dose of Italian film for you this weekend! Friday [...]

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RFP: Calling all videographers!

By | September 22nd, 2014|Categories: Blog|

The 2015 Berkshire Awards are fast approaching and we're looking for a creative local videographer to help us honor the new set of recipients. Please see below for the RFP or click here for a printable [...]

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Why Berkshire Award?

By | September 22nd, 2014|Categories: Blog|

Berkshire Museum Executive Director Van Shields shares his thoughts on why we need the Berkshire Awards. We are accepting nominations for the 2015 Berkshire Award through September 30. Guidelines and instructions can be found here.  [...]

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Spark!Lab is Coming to the Berkshire Museum!

By | August 28th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

In October 2014, the Berkshire Museum will open Spark!Lab, an educational, interactive work space developed at the Smithsonian Institution by the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the National Museum of [...]

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From Us to You: Summer Reading Recommendations

By | August 5th, 2014|Categories: Blog|

You may have noticed that here at the Berkshire Museum we’re big into reading! This summer we’ve been working with Pittsfield Promise Literacy Campaign on Word of the Day and Book of the Week, which we [...]

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Numbers, Numbers Everywhere: Preventing Summer Slide (Part 1)

By | July 14th, 2014|Categories: Blog|

Here at the Museum we are big proponents of unstructured play time – a time when creativity, confidence, and initiative flourish in children of all ages – and we think that summer vacation is the [...]

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