Aug
23
Fri
Free Fun Friday
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Fun Friday

For the eleventh 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 23, 2019.

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.

WeeMuse Adventures
Aug 23 @ 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
Aug 23 @ 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.

Aug
24
Sat
Kitchen Ka-Boom!
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kitchen Ka-Boom!

What can you make with the ingredients in your pantry? Children ages 5 and up become kitchen scientists with a different hands-on, kid-safe experiment every week.

Included with regular Museum admission.

Seating is limited, so reservations are requested; call 413.443.7171 ext. 360.

Chow Time
Aug 24 @ 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!

Included with regular Museum admission.

Designing with da Vinci
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

da Vinci After Hours
Aug 24 @ 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

Aug
25
Sun
Discovery Tank Program
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discovery Tank Program

Meet the residents of the Aquarium’s tide pool tank in this guided, hands-on gallery program for all ages. This drop-in experience is led by a member of the Museum’s staff who can answer questions as visitors interact with the hermit crabs, sea stars, sea urchins, and other creatures who live in tide pools.

Included with regular Museum admission.

Aug
26
Mon
Drop-In Gallery Program: Exploring Our World
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Drop-In Gallery Program: Exploring Our World

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.

Drop-In Gallery Program: Exploring Our World
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Drop-In Gallery Program: Exploring Our World

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.