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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Places of Invention: A Spark in the Berkshires

By | August 26th, 2016|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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What Is A Legless Lizard?

By | August 24th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

It may look like a snake, but what you are looking at is in fact a European Legless Lizard (Pseudopus apodus). This curious creature does share many of the same attributes with its reptilian brethren, [...]

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Living on Earth: The Work of Robert Hite

By | August 19th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

By Roger Gutwillig Accomplished painter, sculptor, and photographer Robert Hite explores the relationship between man and nature in this dual exhibition at the Berkshire Museum and Hancock Shaker Village. Robert Hite, Slab Tower, 2014; [...]

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Tiny Titans

By | August 4th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

By Sean W. Coakley Come to this exhibit and be blown away by the vibrant paintings of dinosaurs by artist Luis V. Rey that are featured here. These include images of smaller dinosaurs, like the [...]

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Finding Raven

By | August 4th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

By Sean W. Coakley Visitors to this exhibit will be blown away by its most prominent feature, the eerie yet elegant masks of the spirit animals of many Native Northwest Pacific tribes, such as the [...]

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Places of Invention: Movies to Medicine

By | July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Spark!Lab|Tags: , , , , , |

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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Considering the Stanford Prison Experiment

By | July 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Little Cinema|Tags: , , |

By Meredith Hamilton In 1971, a strange advertisement appeared in a local Palo Alto newspaper. The Psychology Department at Stanford University was calling for male college-aged participants in an experiment that would go down in [...]

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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|Tags: , , , , , |

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: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

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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Places of Invention: America’s Favorite Cookie

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

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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Places of Invention: Innovations in Paper

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

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|Tags: , , |

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|Tags: , , , |

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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