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Meet Our Newest Trustees

Monday, September 24, 2018 The Berkshire Museum's Board of Trustees and staff are excited to welcome five new Trustees to our family. We are grateful that each of these experienced individuals has chosen to volunteer their time and incredible talents to support and promote the Museum's mission of bringing people together for experiences that [...]

Meet Our Newest Trustees2018-09-24T15:07:31+00:00

The Art and Science of Simpson Glass

Small planets on view as part of Josh Simpson: Galactic Landscapes at Berkshire Museum I imagine that even before recorded history, humans have gazed up at the night sky in awe. Its milky blackness speckled with dots of lights that traveled millions of light years only to be absorbed by the rods and [...]

The Art and Science of Simpson Glass2018-09-14T18:06:59+00:00

A Juror’s Conflict: Art of the Hills

Many amazing works were submitted but not chosen for the Art of the Hills exhibition. Juror Ryan Seslow writes, “we have generated an exciting exhibition that places each piece within the larger narrative. Your work is an important modular part of the composition that wonderfully showcases and harmonizes the exhibition as a whole. The [...]

A Juror’s Conflict: Art of the Hills2018-08-09T14:42:11+00:00

The Sky is NOT the Limit

by Kendra Knisley, Berkshire Museum Education Specialist GSK Science in the Summer How big is the sun?  Why does the moon’s appearance change?  What else exists in our solar system and beyond?  Learn the answers to these questions and more when Berkshire Museum brings the Science of Space to your neighborhood this [...]

The Sky is NOT the Limit2018-06-20T14:42:51+00:00

Meet Our Acting Co-Executive Directors

Craig Langlois and Nina Garlington at the recent opening of Morgan Bulkeley: Nature Culture Clash. Effective October 31, 2017, Museum operations will be led by Acting Co-Executive Directors Nina Garlington and Craig Langlois, as Executive Director Van Shields prepares to undergo major surgery and be out on medical leave. Nina Garlington brings to [...]

Meet Our Acting Co-Executive Directors2017-10-26T13:57:46+00:00

Considering the Stanford Prison Experiment

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 infamy. Twenty-four physically and mentally healthy men, all white and mostly middle class, were selected for the experiment. Nine were [...]

Considering the Stanford Prison Experiment2016-10-25T16:29:52+00:00

Celebrating creative play at the Berkshire Museum

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 all about children leading playtime as they see fit. This experience inspires kids to recognize, explore, and express their natural [...]

Celebrating creative play at the Berkshire Museum2016-10-25T16:29:52+00:00

Spring Cleaning at the Museum Shop

Now that spring looks like it is here to stay, folks are getting into spring cleaning mode. The Berkshire Museum Shop is doing some cleaning of its own, resulting in lots of sale items for you! Buy one (or more!) of these Berkshire Museum mugs discounted at 25 percent. This month’s pick features [...]

Spring Cleaning at the Museum Shop2016-10-25T16:30:06+00:00

What to do during April Vacation week

Even with the occasional rain shower or threat of snow, everyone seems to have a bad case of spring fever. Good thing we've got April vacation week to look forward to! So, what can you do with your kids to keep their feverish minds busy for a whole week without school? Berkshire Museum has a [...]

What to do during April Vacation week2016-10-25T16:30:06+00:00

Hours & Admission

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

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day

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

Little Cinema
$7.50, $5 members



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Pittsfield, MA 01201
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