Jul
17
Wed
Gallery Scavenger Hunts
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Choose your own adventure with this immersive new gallery program that takes participants on a journey through the entire Museum following one of four interpretive threads: Our Living World, We Shape History, Our Human Fabric, and We Perceive and Process. You can complete all four adventures in one day, or return time and time again to explore the galleries with your trusty guidebook.

Included with regular Museum admission.

Gallery Scavenger Hunts
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Choose your own adventure with this immersive new gallery program that takes participants on a journey through the entire Museum following one of four interpretive threads: Our Living World, We Shape History, Our Human Fabric, and We Perceive and Process. You can complete all four adventures in one day, or return time and time again to explore the galleries with your trusty guidebook.

Included with regular Museum admission.

Jul
18
Thu
Drop-In Gallery Program: Exploring Our World
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Explore everything from the solar system to the environment to human history with hands-on activities and demos including star wheels, compasses, and climate change models. Each activity is designed to activate objects from the Berkshire Museum’s permanent collection, bringing our current exhibitions to life.

Included with regular Museum admission.

Designing with da Vinci
Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Designing with da Vinci

Test your engineering ingenuity as you experiment with simple machines based on Leonardo’s inventions. Fly airplanes, use a stamp press, build a catapult, design and test parachutes, and create floating tinfoil boats.

Included with regular Museum admission.

Third Thursday at Berkshire Museum
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Third Thursday at Berkshire Museum

The Berkshire Museum will remain open until 8 pm as part of Downtown Pittsfield’s Third Thursday street festival. Berkshire County residents are invited to explore the Museum’s galleries from 5 to 8 pm free of charge during this monthly extended-hours event. And don’t forget to stop by and say “hi” to members of our staff at the Berkshire Museum tent on North Street!

Included in regular Museum admission, free for Berkshire county residents.

Jul
19
Fri
WeeMuse Adventures
Jul 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
WeeMuse Adventures

Led by a Museum educator, children 18 months to 3 years old explore the Museum with their caregivers and learn through songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more. Older and younger siblings are welcome.

Included with regular Museum admission.

Designing with da Vinci
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Designing with da Vinci

Test your engineering ingenuity as you experiment with simple machines based on Leonardo’s inventions. Fly airplanes, use a stamp press, build a catapult, design and test parachutes, and create floating tinfoil boats.

Included with regular Museum admission.

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ’70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history, and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works, including novels “The Bluest Eye,” “Sula,” and “Song of Solomon,” her role as an editor of iconic African-American literature and her time teaching at Princeton University.

Documentary, PG-13, 2 hours, 2019

Jul
20
Sat
50th Anniversary Moon Landing Celebration
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
50th Anniversary Moon Landing Celebration

Saturday, July 20, 10 am to 5 pm

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the
Apollo 11 Moon Landing with fun, hands-on activities. Relive the historic 1969 event and subsequent lunar exploration with historic videos in the Museum’s theater.

Included with regular Museum admission.

da Vinci After Hours
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
da Vinci After Hours

Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion remains open until 7 pm every Saturday night!  Join us during extended hours at a reduced ticket price to explore Leonardo’s imaginative inventions, from his flying machines to a battle tank, and even a Renaissance robot.

$5, Museum members $3  |  Saturdays, 5 to 7 pm