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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 Experiment2016-10-25T16:29:52-04:00

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 Museum2016-10-25T16:29:52-04:00

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 Shop2016-10-25T16:30:06-04:00

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 week2016-10-25T16:30:06-04:00

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Spring is in the air! And what better way to celebrate the changing season than with new products at the Berkshire Museum Shop. April's Pick of the Month highlights these Berkshire Museum reusable water bottles. April’s Pick of the Month features a stylish blue, reusable water bottle branded for the Museum’s 110th celebration. [...]

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things2016-10-25T16:30:07-04:00

Games Galore!

The Berkshire Museum Shop is the perfect place to purchase fun, educational games for your kids. Art Ditto Art Ditto is a memory game with a new twist. Match the tiles of great works of art and collect your favorite ones with the art collecting cards. Throughout the game, you will discover how [...]

Games Galore!2016-10-25T16:30:10-04:00

New Museum Shop Location

Berkshire Museum’s shop has moved out of the corner and into the spotlight! The shop is now located to the right of the Museum’s main entrance. The new location is bigger and brighter, contributing to a much improved display setup, said Kate Rosenblatt, Museum shop manager. With a larger space, Kate plans to increase the [...]

New Museum Shop Location2016-10-25T16:30:10-04:00

Poison Dart Frogs

Every tank in the Aquarium will be full by the end of this week. Berkshire Museum’s newest addition to the downstairs is a colorful array of poison dart frogs, native to Central and South America. Expect to see splashes of yellow, blue, and green hopping about the tropic plants and nestling in the comfort of [...]

Poison Dart Frogs2016-10-25T16:30:10-04:00

Objectify: A Look into the Permanent Collection

Walk up the Museum’s main staircase and begin your exploration of the second floor to the left. Begin your journey by entering the world of the Mohicans, where a wigwam and beautiful bead-work wait to be discovered. On the other side of that exhibit, enter a world of ancient civilizations. Beautiful marble statues tower over [...]

Objectify: A Look into the Permanent Collection2016-10-25T16:30:11-04:00

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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39 South Street (Route 7)
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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