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Berkshire Collects

Berkshire Collects showcases Berkshire County residents’ passionate pursuit of every imaginable kind of object from rare motorcycles to wind-up toys, exotic insects, vintage guitars, antique toasters, Pez dispensers, and a host of other artifacts and memorabilia. With more than 40 collectors sharing their treasures, the exhibit is a salute to the long and diverse tradition […]

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Objectify: A Look into the Permanent Collection

Berkshire Museum presents Objectify: A Look into the Permanent Collection, a major new exhibition of some of the most significant and fascinating objects from the Museum’s holdings of more than 40,000 artworks, specimens, and artifacts. Objectify is proudly sponsored by Crane & Co. and TD Bank. The exhibition is part of the year-long celebration of the […]

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Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation

The Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation is an exciting, 3,000-square-foot interactive exhibition that celebrates the many innovators and innovations that have originated in the Berkshires and transformed the world. From the first electrical transformer to the dance of Ted Shawn, the exhibit explores science, technology, culture, and history. The goal is for visitors to take inspiration […]

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Berkshire Backyard

In the Berkshires, forests, fields, lakes and streams provide homes for birds, fish, insects, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. From bullet beetles and bull frogs to black bears and black-throated blue warblers, there are thousands of species of animals living in this unique environment. Get to know the many species of Berkshire animals. See how many […]

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Dinosaurs & Paleontology

The Gallery of Dinosaurs and Paleontology combines a fascinating fossil collection with opportunities for active exploration. Find out how fossils are formed and what makes dinosaurs different from other prehistoric creatures. Then try your hand at excavating in the Dinosaur Dig. A display of fossils, both well-known and obscure, includes trilobites, brachiopods, corals, amber, and […]

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Rocks and Minerals

The Gallery of Rocks and Minerals displays a wide variety of rocks and minerals from near and far. Compare and contrast igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks in their natural state, view a beautiful collection of polished stones, and see a real meteorite. Watch minerals fluoresce and use a Geiger counter to learn about natural radioactivity. […]

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World in Miniature

The fourteen miniature scenes depicting animals and plants in their native habitats that comprise the World in Miniature were created by Louis Paul Jonas, a sculptor and taxidermist recognized for the fine quality of his work, which has appeared in many museums around the world. These dioramas were built and installed over a period of […]

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Aquarium

You can discover a world of wonders when you stray from the typical path. At the Berkshire Museum, located in the heart of Pittsfield, most visitors walk around the first floor and then head up the stairs to view the main galleries. However, those who decide to descend the stairs are lucky enough to venture […]

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