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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The Berkshire Museum offers a wide variety of programs and activities for visitors of all ages. From the weekly Chow Time in the Aquarium and monthly Kitchen Ka-Boom sessions to Learner’s Lab workshops and innovative Pecha Kucha nights, there is always something exciting to experience and learn at the Museum!

Ongoing Family Programs

Chow Time in the Aquarium

CHOW TIMESaturdays, 12:30 p.m. Learn about the creatures in the Aquarium and help prepare enticing feasts for the turtles, fish, chameleon, and even the blue-tongue skink! Included with regular Museum admission.

Kitchen Ka-Boom!

Kitchen Ka-Boom 01Last Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.

Join us for science fun with wacky and wild experiments. All experiments are kid safe and can be recreated using items found in almost any kitchen. Each session will feature different experiments. Seating is limited, so reservations are requested: call 413.443.7171 ext. 360. Included with regular Museum admission.

WeeMuse Programming

All WeeMuse programs are generously sponsored by the Berkshire Bank Foundation.

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WeeMuse Littlest Learners

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.

Play and learn every week in this fun, interactive program for children ages 6-18 months, with stories, songs, sign language, and exercise. Caretakers share stories and information from collective parenting experiences.

Included with regular Museum admission.

WeeMuse Adventures

Fridays, 11 a.m.

Little ones can explore the Aquarium and other Museum galleries! Each week features songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more. This program is appropriate for children 18 months to 3 years. Older and younger siblings are always welcome!

Included with regular Museum admission.

WeeMuse: Parent/Child STEM Session

STEM session - signedEvery second and fourth Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.

Join us for STEM as we explore indoor and outdoor Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts. This program is designed for children ages 2 to 4 and their caregivers. Older and younger siblings are always welcome.

Free, but reservations are required: call 413.443.7171 ext. 334 or by email at jwilliamson@berkshiremuseum.org.

 

WeeMuse: Art Lab

Every first Saturday, 11 a.m.

Create art with a Kitchen Ka-Boom science approach. Learn how to make your very own frozen paint! Try making puffy paint or even sidewalk chalk! These DIY projects benefit kids through learning and exploration. Is it the science of art or is it the art of science?  Try both at Art Lab!

Included with regular Museum admission.

LEARNER’S LABS

Learner'sLabDiscover the ins and outs of food, gardens, and sustainable living skills in this new series of workshops and demonstrations. Each session will feature community members teaching a fun and valuable skill to their fellow Berkshire residents. For details on upcoming sessions, visit  www.berkshiremuseum.org. The Learner’s Lab is sponsored in part by the Appelbaum-Kahn Foundation. Seating is limited, so reservations are requested: call 413.443.7171 ext. 360.  Included with regular Museum admission.

 
Mar
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Learner’s Lab: Quilting
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Roxi Fowler-Matson will teach quilting basics and lead a small quilting project.

Learner’s Labs are supported in part by the Appelbaum-Kahn Foundation.
Seating is limited, so reservations are requested; call 413.443.7171 ext. 360. Included with regular Museum admission.

PechaKucha Pittsfield Nights

PechaKucha Night is a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of conversation (“chit chat”), it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace. It also makes for a lot of fun and a lot of laughs!

While more than 230 plus cities WORLDWIDE hold these PechaKucha Nights (PKN), Pittsfield is the first and only city in Western Massachusetts to be a part of the fun. Even better — this means that YOU can get the opportunity to partake in one of these informal, social, sharing gatherings. Even if you’re not into presenting, sitting in the audience is a great place to be!

Berkshire Museum Camera Club

Helping each other be better photographers since 1937

The Berkshire Museum Camera Club membership is open to all photographers. Berkshire Museum Camera Club offers Workshops and Tutorials, Guest Speakers, and Competitions. Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. from September to May at the Berkshire Museum on South Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Competitions are open to all members. Visitors are always welcome.Click here for current schedule and other information.