Calendar 2016-03-29T16:02:29+00:00

Aug
16
Thu
Third Thursday at Berkshire Museum
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Third Thursday at Berkshire Museum

Residents of Berkshire county enjoy FREE admission during Pittsfield’s Third Thursday celebrations all summer long!

Join us Thursday evening for a family-friendly activity on the Museum’s front lawn (at 39 South Street) and stay to explore our galleries during special extended hours from 5 to 8 pm.

Aug
17
Fri
Free Fun Friday
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Fun Friday
For the tenth consecutive year, the Highland Street Foundation’s “Free Fun Fridays”, a summer program that provides no cost admission to many of the treasured cultural institutions throughout Massachusetts, will take place at the Berkshire Museum on Friday, August 17, 2018.

For 10 weeks, an assortment of venues, including museums, historic houses, performing arts centers and zoos, will be open every Friday, free-of-charge. Click here to learn more about the Free Fun Fridays program.

Free and open to the community.

Drop-In Gallery Program: Make a Miniature Planet
Aug 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Drop-In Gallery Program: Make a Miniature Planet

Create your own miniature planet in the gallery with the summer exhibition, Josh Simpson: Galactic Landscapes. Using everyday materials, bring your imagination to reality by creating your own colorful cosmic orb.

Included with regular Museum admission.

Mondays through Fridays, July 16 to August 31, 10:30 to 11:30 am

Berkshire Children’s Theater: Once on This Island Jr.
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am

Once on This Island Jr. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical by the legendary writing team, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Ragtime). Through almost non-stop song and dance, this full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice and hatred.

TICKETS: $15 adult, $8 child; Museum members $5 adult, $3 child.

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WeeMuse Adventures (Ages 18mo – 3yrs)
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Image of educator and a chameleon puppetLittle ones can explore the Aquarium and three Museum galleries! Each week features songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more. Check our weekly e-news for each week’s theme. This program is geared towards children 18 months to 3 years. Older and younger siblings are always welcome!

WeeMuse programs are generously sponsored by the Berkshire Bank Foundation.

Berkshire Bank

Aquarium Tide Pool Tank
Aug 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Aquarium Tide Pool Tank

Meet the creatures who live in tide pools in this new, hands-on gallery program. Experience our new tide pool tank and learn about the wonders of hermit crabs, horseshoe crabs, and other crustaceans, right in your hands.

Included with regular Museum admission.

Mondays through Fridays, July 2 to August 31, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Berkshire Children’s Theater: Once on This Island Jr.
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm

Once on This Island Jr. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical by the legendary writing team, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Ragtime). Through almost non-stop song and dance, this full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice and hatred.

TICKETS: $15 adult, $8 child; Museum members $5 adult, $3 child

Purchase Tickets
Far from the Tree
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Far from the Tree

Far from the Tree follows families meeting extraordinary challenges through love, empathy, and understanding. This life-affirming documentary encourages us to cherish loved ones for all they are, not who they might have been. Based on Andrew Solomon’s award-winning, critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling non-fiction book Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity.

Documentary, Not Rated, 1 hr. 33 min., 2017

Tickets: $7.50, Museum members $5

Aug
18
Sat
Kindergarten Day
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kindergarten Day

Children explore a day in kindergarten with fun, hands-on activities, while parents learn about child development milestones and how to help their child get ready for school.

Activities this year will include:

  • School bus rides
  • Tinkering in Lab 102
  • Free family portraits
  • Magic Show with Eric thee Illusionist
  • Backpack packing practice
  • Shoe tying
  • Imagination Playground
  • and more!

Sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union.

Free and open to the community.

Chow Time
Aug 18 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

IMG_0369 small for webHelp prepare enticing feasts for the turtles, fish, chameleon, and even the blue-tongue skink in the Aquarium!

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