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OLLI | Science Conversations 10:30 am
OLLI | Science Conversations
Feb 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
OLLI | Science Conversations
Discuss the latest science research and discoveries as they are published in publications such as The New York Times “Science Times.” Moderated by Anthony Segal, M.D. and Peter Bluhm, J.D. This program takes place Fridays, January 18 through February 15. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) presents classes on topics from science to music at[...]
WeeMuse Adventures 11:00 am
WeeMuse Adventures
Feb 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
WeeMuse Adventures
Little 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!  
OLLI | Advances in Medicine 1:00 pm
OLLI | Advances in Medicine
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
OLLI | Advances in Medicine
Examine the latest medical discoveries, treatments, and research with four local doctors. Presented by 1/18 Dr. Steven Will; 1/25 Dr. Joseph Emrich; 2/1 Dr. Marjorie Safran; 2/8, and 2/15 Dr. Mark C. Pettus. This program takes place Fridays, January 18 through February 15. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) presents classes on topics from science[...]
OLLI | Tchaikovsky: He Held the Key 3:00 pm
OLLI | Tchaikovsky: He Held the Key
Feb 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
OLLI | Tchaikovsky: He Held the Key
Explore the life of composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky and his influence on classical and contemporary music. Presented by Ken Stark. This program takes place Fridays, January 18 through February 15. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) presents classes on topics from science to music at the Berkshire Museum this winter. Click here to view a complete listing of[...]
First Fridays Artswalk 5:00 pm
First Fridays Artswalk
Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
First Fridays Artswalk
Celebrate the opening of Their Stories: Oral Histories from the NAACP and BerkshireNow: Pat Hogan free of charge during Pittsfield’s February First Fridays Artswalk! On the second floor, visitors to Their Stories: Oral Histories from the NAACP are invited to explore the history of African Americans in the Berkshires and hear compelling stories from today as[...]
The Children Act 7:00 pm
The Children Act
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
The Children Act
In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge (Emma Thompson) must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family’s refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons. Drama, R, 1 hr. 46 min., 2018   Tickets $7.50, Museum members $5.
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WeeMuse Art Lab 11:00 am
WeeMuse Art Lab
Feb 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
WeeMuse Art Lab
At WeeMuse Art Lab, early learners try fun art-making activities with a science twist! Different kid-safe creative projects are offered during each monthly session. Included with regular Museum admission.
Chow Time 12:30 pm
Chow Time
Feb 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Chow Time
Help prepare enticing feasts for the turtles, fish, chameleon, and even the blue-tongue skink in the Aquarium! Included with regular Museum admission.
Berkshire Museum After Hours 5:00 pm
Berkshire Museum After Hours
Feb 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Get into the da Vinci spirit with a Da Vinci Code-inspired scavenger hunt. Uncover the secrets of past and present cultures and civilizations as you solve successive clues. Prizes await anyone who can solve the mystery! $5, Museum members $3. Children ages 3 and under free.
The Children Act 7:00 pm
The Children Act
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
The Children Act
In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge (Emma Thompson) must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family’s refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons. Drama, R, 1 hr. 46 min., 2018   Tickets $7.50, Museum members $5.
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Discovery Tank Program 1:00 pm
Discovery Tank Program
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discovery Tank Program
Meet the residents of the Berkshire Museum Aquarium’s tide pool tank in this guided, hands-on educational program for all ages. This drop-in experience will be led by a member of the Museum’s staff who can answer your questions and help you interact with the exciting sea creatures in the tank. Included in regular Museum admission.
The Children Act 7:00 pm
The Children Act
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
The Children Act
In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge (Emma Thompson) must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family’s refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons. Drama, R, 1 hr. 46 min., 2018   Tickets $7.50, Museum members $5.
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Homeschool STEAM Winter Program: Forensics 10:00 am
Homeschool STEAM Winter Program: Forensics
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Homeschool STEAM Winter Program: Forensics
This program is designed specifically for homeschool families. Enroll your children for a series of four one-hour sessions on a variety of topics. This four-week session dives into the world of scientific investigations. Stemming from the Latin forensis, which means “in open court, public,” this unique merging of science and justice relies on engineering, art,[...]
The Children Act 1:30 pm
The Children Act
Feb 4 @ 1:30 pm – 3:15 pm
The Children Act
In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge (Emma Thompson) must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family’s refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons. Drama, R, 1 hr. 46 min., 2018   Tickets $7.50, Museum members $5.
The Children Act 7:00 pm
The Children Act
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
The Children Act
In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court judge (Emma Thompson) must decide if she should order a life-saving blood transfusion for a teen with cancer despite his family’s refusal to accept medical treatment for religious reasons. Drama, R, 1 hr. 46 min., 2018   Tickets $7.50, Museum members $5.
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WeeMuse: Littlest Learners 10:30 am
WeeMuse: Littlest Learners
Feb 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Berkshire Museum is proud to present a program for little ones ages 6-18 months and their caregivers. Come explore the world through your babies’ eyes! Positive verbal and physical interactions are a key element in their healthy growth and development. Together we will read stories, sing songs, learn sign language, and stretch our bodies and[...]
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OLLI | God of the Philosphers: Pro & Con 10:30 am
OLLI | God of the Philosphers: Pro & Con
Feb 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
OLLI | God of the Philosphers: Pro & Con
Is there a supreme being? Explore the philosophical debate on the existence of God. Moderated by Dr. William Cameron. This program takes place Thursdays, January 17 through February 28, with no class February 21. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) presents classes on topics from science to music at the Berkshire Museum this winter. Click[...]
Hannah Arendt: For the Love of the World 1:00 pm
Hannah Arendt: For the Love of the World
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Hannah Arendt: For the Love of the World
Delve into the life of Hannah Arendt, a refugee from WWII Germany who questioned what it meant to be a woman, a Jew, a stateless person, or a citizen. Presented by Dr. Katherine Kidd. This program takes place Thursdays, January 17 through February 14. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) presents classes on topics from[...]
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OLLI | Science Conversations 10:30 am
OLLI | Science Conversations
Feb 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
OLLI | Science Conversations
Discuss the latest science research and discoveries as they are published in publications such as The New York Times “Science Times.” Moderated by Anthony Segal, M.D. and Peter Bluhm, J.D. This program takes place Fridays, January 18 through February 15. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) presents classes on topics from science to music at[...]
WeeMuse Adventures 11:00 am
WeeMuse Adventures
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
WeeMuse Adventures
Little 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!  
OLLI | Advances in Medicine 1:00 pm
OLLI | Advances in Medicine
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
OLLI | Advances in Medicine
Examine the latest medical discoveries, treatments, and research with four local doctors. Presented by 1/18 Dr. Steven Will; 1/25 Dr. Joseph Emrich; 2/1 Dr. Marjorie Safran; 2/8, and 2/15 Dr. Mark C. Pettus. This program takes place Fridays, January 18 through February 15. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) presents classes on topics from science[...]
OLLI | Tchaikovsky: He Held the Key 3:00 pm
OLLI | Tchaikovsky: He Held the Key
Feb 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
OLLI | Tchaikovsky: He Held the Key
Explore the life of composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky and his influence on classical and contemporary music. Presented by Ken Stark. This program takes place Fridays, January 18 through February 15. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) presents classes on topics from science to music at the Berkshire Museum this winter. Click here to view a complete listing of[...]
Exhibition Preview Party | Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion 5:30 pm
Exhibition Preview Party | Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion
Feb 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Exhibition Preview Party | Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion
Be among the first to explore Leonardo da Vinci’s fascinating machines and to learn about the strong connections between art and science in Leonardo’s world during the opening reception for Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion. Tickets: $10, museum members $5.   To purchase by phone, please call 413.443.7171 ext.360.
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Documentary 8:00 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Documentary
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Documentary
For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on February 8. With all three categories offered – Animation, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the[...]
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Pop Up Play Day 10:00 am
Pop Up Play Day
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pop Up Play Day
Join us for a morning of child-directed play! The big, blue blocks of Imagination Playground™ encourage children to build and rebuild, exploring innovative play equipment that leads to collaboration. Included with regular Museum admission.
Sensory Friendly Screening: Paddington 2 11:00 am
Sensory Friendly Screening: Paddington 2
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sensory Friendly Screening: Paddington 2
Spend your Saturday morning enjoying a family friendly film in a quiet and dim theater! These screenings are specially designed for families and children with sensory needs and those who have difficulty in a traditional movie screening setting. During this screening: – projection brightness will be reduced and can be adjusted for audience comfort –[...]
Chow Time 12:30 pm
Chow Time
Feb 9 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Chow Time
Help prepare enticing feasts for the turtles, fish, chameleon, and even the blue-tongue skink in the Aquarium! Included with regular Museum admission.
da Vinci After Hours 5:00 pm
da Vinci After Hours
Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us in the evening hours to explore Leonardo’s imaginative Renaissance inventions, from his flying machine to a wooden battle tank, and even an early robot! This after-hours adventure lends an exciting twist to this fascinating exhibition. $5, Museum members $3. Children ages 3 and under free.
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Documentary 7:00 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Documentary
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Documentary
For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on February 8. With all three categories offered – Animation, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the[...]
Discovery Tank Program 1:00 pm
Discovery Tank Program
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discovery Tank Program
Meet the residents of the Berkshire Museum Aquarium’s tide pool tank in this guided, hands-on educational program for all ages. This drop-in experience will be led by a member of the Museum’s staff who can answer your questions and help you interact with the exciting sea creatures in the tank. Included in regular Museum admission.
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Documentary 7:00 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Documentary
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Documentary
For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on February 8. With all three categories offered – Animation, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the[...]
Homeschool STEAM Winter Program: Forensics 10:00 am
Homeschool STEAM Winter Program: Forensics
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Homeschool STEAM Winter Program: Forensics
This program is designed specifically for homeschool families. Enroll your children for a series of four one-hour sessions on a variety of topics. This four-week session dives into the world of scientific investigations. Stemming from the Latin forensis, which means “in open court, public,” this unique merging of science and justice relies on engineering, art,[...]
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Documentary 1:30 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Documentary
Feb 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Documentary
For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on February 8. With all three categories offered – Animation, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the[...]
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Documentary 7:00 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Documentary
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Documentary
For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on February 8. With all three categories offered – Animation, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the[...]
Museum open 10 am to 2 pm 10:00 am
Museum open 10 am to 2 pm
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Berkshire Museum will be open 10 am to 2 pm on Tuesday, February 12. The Museum will close early, at 2 pm, due to anticipated heavy snowfall. All afternoon programming will be canceled. Weather permitting, the Museum will reopen on Wednesday, February 13, at 10 am. Additional updates will be posted on the Museum’s web[...]
WeeMuse: Littlest Learners 10:30 am
WeeMuse: Littlest Learners
Feb 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Berkshire Museum is proud to present a program for little ones ages 6-18 months and their caregivers. Come explore the world through your babies’ eyes! Positive verbal and physical interactions are a key element in their healthy growth and development. Together we will read stories, sing songs, learn sign language, and stretch our bodies and[...]
WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session 10:00 am
WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session
Children ages 2 to 4 and their caregivers are invited to explore science, technology, engineering, and math during this free STEM program. Older and younger siblings welcome. Free with advance registration. For questions, Contact Jesseca Williamson at 413-443-7171 ext. 334 or jwilliamson@berkshiremuseum.org.
WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session 11:00 am
WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session
Children ages 2 to 4 and their caregivers are invited to explore science, technology, engineering, and math during this free STEM program. Older and younger siblings welcome. Free with advance registration. For questions, Contact Jesseca Williamson at 413-443-7171 ext. 334 or jwilliamson@berkshiremuseum.org.
OLLI | God of the Philosphers: Pro & Con 10:30 am
OLLI | God of the Philosphers: Pro & Con
Feb 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
OLLI | God of the Philosphers: Pro & Con
Is there a supreme being? Explore the philosophical debate on the existence of God. Moderated by Dr. William Cameron. This program takes place Thursdays, January 17 through February 28, with no class February 21. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) presents classes on topics from science to music at the Berkshire Museum this winter. Click[...]
Hannah Arendt: For the Love of the World 1:00 pm
Hannah Arendt: For the Love of the World
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Hannah Arendt: For the Love of the World
Delve into the life of Hannah Arendt, a refugee from WWII Germany who questioned what it meant to be a woman, a Jew, a stateless person, or a citizen. Presented by Dr. Katherine Kidd. This program takes place Thursdays, January 17 through February 14. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) presents classes on topics from[...]
OLLI | Science Conversations 10:30 am
OLLI | Science Conversations
Feb 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
OLLI | Science Conversations
Discuss the latest science research and discoveries as they are published in publications such as The New York Times “Science Times.” Moderated by Anthony Segal, M.D. and Peter Bluhm, J.D. This program takes place Fridays, January 18 through February 15. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) presents classes on topics from science to music at[...]
WeeMuse Adventures 11:00 am
WeeMuse Adventures
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
WeeMuse Adventures
Little 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!  
OLLI | Advances in Medicine 1:00 pm
OLLI | Advances in Medicine
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
OLLI | Advances in Medicine
Examine the latest medical discoveries, treatments, and research with four local doctors. Presented by 1/18 Dr. Steven Will; 1/25 Dr. Joseph Emrich; 2/1 Dr. Marjorie Safran; 2/8, and 2/15 Dr. Mark C. Pettus. This program takes place Fridays, January 18 through February 15. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) presents classes on topics from science[...]
OLLI | Tchaikovsky: He Held the Key 3:00 pm
OLLI | Tchaikovsky: He Held the Key
Feb 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
OLLI | Tchaikovsky: He Held the Key
Explore the life of composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky and his influence on classical and contemporary music. Presented by Ken Stark. This program takes place Fridays, January 18 through February 15. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) presents classes on topics from science to music at the Berkshire Museum this winter. Click here to view a complete listing of[...]
Ten Days of Play Free Community Night 5:30 pm
Ten Days of Play Free Community Night
Feb 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Ten Days of Play Free Community Night
It’s the kickoff celebration for Ten Days of Play! Families are invited to try this year’s exciting, child-directed Ten Days of Play activities, free of charge. Build towering structures in the Crane Room, break and make in the Tinker Lab, learn all about animals in the early learners’ space, and design like da Vinci with[...]
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action 8:00 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action
For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on February 8. With all three categories offered – Animation, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the[...]
Ten Days of Play 2019
Ten Days of Play 2019
Feb 16 – Feb 24 all-day
Ten Days of Play 2019
Kids will play, create, improvise, and learn when Ten Days of Play returns for its seventh year. This innovative opportunity for child-directed play is available daily from 11 am to 3 pm and Sunday noon to 3 pm.   The Ten Days of Play festival will take place throughout the Museum. The Crane Room will[...]
Chow Time 12:30 pm
Chow Time
Feb 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Chow Time
Help 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 12:30 pm
Designing with da Vinci
Feb 16 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Designing with da Vinci
Can you design machines like Da Vinci? Using design thinking strategies, create and test contraptions based on the four elements – earth, fire, wind, and water. Daily drop-in workshops will change every day during Ten Days of Play. Included with regular Museum admission.
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action 1:30 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action
Feb 16 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action
For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on February 8. With all three categories offered – Animation, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the[...]
da Vinci After Hours 5:00 pm
da Vinci After Hours
Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us in the evening hours to explore Leonardo’s imaginative Renaissance inventions, from his flying machine to a wooden battle tank, and even an early robot! This after-hours adventure lends an exciting twist to this fascinating exhibition. $5, Museum members $3. Children ages 3 and under free.
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action 7:00 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action
For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on February 8. With all three categories offered – Animation, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the[...]
Designing with da Vinci 12:30 pm
Designing with da Vinci
Feb 17 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Designing with da Vinci
Can you design machines like Da Vinci? Using design thinking strategies, create and test contraptions based on the four elements – earth, fire, wind, and water. Daily drop-in workshops will change every day during Ten Days of Play. Included with regular Museum admission.
Discovery Tank Program 1:00 pm
Discovery Tank Program
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discovery Tank Program
Meet the residents of the Berkshire Museum Aquarium’s tide pool tank in this guided, hands-on educational program for all ages. This drop-in experience will be led by a member of the Museum’s staff who can answer your questions and help you interact with the exciting sea creatures in the tank. Included in regular Museum admission.
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action 7:00 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action
For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on February 8. With all three categories offered – Animation, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the[...]
Cancelled: Records and Burpee Zoo Show 11:00 am
Cancelled: Records and Burpee Zoo Show
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cancelled: Records and Burpee Zoo Show
This performance has been cancelled due to circumstances outside our control. If you have pre-purchased tickets, please contact the Museum’s Front Desk at 413.443.7171 ext.360 for refund information.   The Zoo Show returns to Berkshire Museum! Meet live animals from the Records and Burpee Zoo and learn about their adaptations, how they survive in the[...]
Designing with da Vinci 12:30 pm
Designing with da Vinci
Feb 18 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Designing with da Vinci
Can you design machines like Da Vinci? Using design thinking strategies, create and test contraptions based on the four elements – earth, fire, wind, and water. Daily drop-in workshops will change every day during Ten Days of Play. Included with regular Museum admission.
Cancelled: Records and Burpee Zoo Show 1:00 pm
Cancelled: Records and Burpee Zoo Show
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Cancelled: Records and Burpee Zoo Show
This performance has been cancelled due to circumstances outside our control. If you have pre-purchased tickets, please contact the Museum’s Front Desk at 413.443.7171 ext.360 for refund information.   The Zoo Show returns to Berkshire Museum! Meet live animals from the Records and Burpee Zoo and learn about their adaptations, how they survive in the[...]
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action 7:00 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action
For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on February 8. With all three categories offered – Animation, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the[...]
WordXWord: Odd Couples 7:00 pm
WordXWord: Odd Couples
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WordXWord: Odd Couples
Collaborative pieces by unexpected pairings, commissioned by WordXWord. See what happens. Part of Pittsfield’s annual 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival.
Sing-a-long with Nappy’s Puppets 11:00 am
Sing-a-long with Nappy’s Puppets
Feb 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sing-a-long with Nappy's Puppets
Sing along with Nappy’s Puppets as a creative cast of shadow puppets performs classic songs, including Little Bunny Foo Foo and Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Nappy’s Sing-a-long utilizes the ancient art of shadow puppetry in a new and innovative way. With silly songs and handcrafted shadow puppets, Sing-a-long is sure to delight[...]
Designing with da Vinci 12:30 pm
Designing with da Vinci
Feb 19 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Designing with da Vinci
Can you design machines like Da Vinci? Using design thinking strategies, create and test contraptions based on the four elements – earth, fire, wind, and water. Daily drop-in workshops will change every day during Ten Days of Play. Included with regular Museum admission.
Sing-a-long with Nappy’s Puppets 11:00 am
Sing-a-long with Nappy’s Puppets
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sing-a-long with Nappy's Puppets
Sing along with Nappy’s Puppets as a creative cast of shadow puppets performs classic songs, including Little Bunny Foo Foo and Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Nappy’s Sing-a-long utilizes the ancient art of shadow puppetry in a new and innovative way. With silly songs and handcrafted shadow puppets, Sing-a-long is sure to delight[...]
Sing-a-long with Nappy’s Puppets 11:00 am
Sing-a-long with Nappy’s Puppets
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sing-a-long with Nappy's Puppets
Sing along with Nappy’s Puppets as a creative cast of shadow puppets performs classic songs, including Little Bunny Foo Foo and Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Nappy’s Sing-a-long utilizes the ancient art of shadow puppetry in a new and innovative way. With silly songs and handcrafted shadow puppets, Sing-a-long is sure to delight[...]
Designing with da Vinci 12:30 pm
Designing with da Vinci
Feb 20 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Designing with da Vinci
Can you design machines like Da Vinci? Using design thinking strategies, create and test contraptions based on the four elements – earth, fire, wind, and water. Daily drop-in workshops will change every day during Ten Days of Play. Included with regular Museum admission.
Early Instruments with the Berkshire Music School 1:30 pm
Early Instruments with the Berkshire Music School
Feb 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Early Instruments with the Berkshire Music School
See, play, and hear a variety of musical instruments such as the ukulele and violin with the Berkshire Music School. Included with regular Museum admission.
Sing-a-long with Nappy’s Puppets 11:00 am
Sing-a-long with Nappy’s Puppets
Feb 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sing-a-long with Nappy's Puppets
Sing along with Nappy’s Puppets as a creative cast of shadow puppets performs classic songs, including Little Bunny Foo Foo and Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Nappy’s Sing-a-long utilizes the ancient art of shadow puppetry in a new and innovative way. With silly songs and handcrafted shadow puppets, Sing-a-long is sure to delight[...]
Designing with da Vinci 12:30 pm
Designing with da Vinci
Feb 21 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Designing with da Vinci
Can you design machines like Da Vinci? Using design thinking strategies, create and test contraptions based on the four elements – earth, fire, wind, and water. Daily drop-in workshops will change every day during Ten Days of Play. Included with regular Museum admission.
Sing-a-long with Nappy’s Puppets 1:00 pm
Sing-a-long with Nappy’s Puppets
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Sing-a-long with Nappy's Puppets
Sing along with Nappy’s Puppets as a creative cast of shadow puppets performs classic songs, including Little Bunny Foo Foo and Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Nappy’s Sing-a-long utilizes the ancient art of shadow puppetry in a new and innovative way. With silly songs and handcrafted shadow puppets, Sing-a-long is sure to delight[...]
10×10 Real Art Party 6:00 pm
10×10 Real Art Party
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
10x10 Real Art Party
Purchase an Art Tix and win the chance to bid on your own 10”x10” piece of the festival to take home! Local artists, working in a variety of mediums, have donated their pieces to be auctioned off in this fun and exciting art lottery. Proceeds benefit Berkshire students through BAA field trip awards and fellowships.[...]
Berkshire Children’s Theater Presents Peter Rabbit and the Bunny Hop 11:00 am
Berkshire Children’s Theater Presents Peter Rabbit and the Bunny Hop
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Berkshire Children’s Theater Presents Peter Rabbit and the Bunny Hop
The talented young performers of Berkshire Children’s Theater return to the Museum to perform their original musical version of the classic story Peter Rabbit under the direction of Kara Demler. $15 adult, $8 child; Museum members $5 adult, $3 child; children ages 3 and under free. Ticket includes Museum admission. To purchase tickets in advance,[...]
Designing with da Vinci 12:30 pm
Designing with da Vinci
Feb 22 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Designing with da Vinci
Can you design machines like Da Vinci? Using design thinking strategies, create and test contraptions based on the four elements – earth, fire, wind, and water. Daily drop-in workshops will change every day during Ten Days of Play. Included with regular Museum admission.
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Animation 7:00 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Animation
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Animation
For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on February 8. With all three categories offered – Animation, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the[...]
Berkshire Children’s Theater Presents Peter Rabbit and the Bunny Hop 11:00 am
Berkshire Children’s Theater Presents Peter Rabbit and the Bunny Hop
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Berkshire Children’s Theater Presents Peter Rabbit and the Bunny Hop
The talented young performers of Berkshire Children’s Theater return to the Museum to perform their original musical version of the classic story Peter Rabbit under the direction of Kara Demler. $15 adult, $8 child; Museum members $5 adult, $3 child; children ages 3 and under free. Ticket includes Museum admission. To purchase tickets in advance,[...]
Chow Time 12:30 pm
Chow Time
Feb 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Chow Time
Help 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 12:30 pm
Designing with da Vinci
Feb 23 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Designing with da Vinci
Can you design machines like Da Vinci? Using design thinking strategies, create and test contraptions based on the four elements – earth, fire, wind, and water. Daily drop-in workshops will change every day during Ten Days of Play. Included with regular Museum admission.
Berkshire Children’s Theater Presents Peter Rabbit 3:30 pm
Berkshire Children’s Theater Presents Peter Rabbit
Feb 23 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Berkshire Children’s Theater Presents Peter Rabbit
The talented young performers of Berkshire Children’s Theater return to the Museum to perform their original musical version of the classic story Peter Rabbit under the direction of Kara Demler. $15 adult, $8 child; Museum members $5 adult, $3 child; children ages 3 and under free. Ticket includes Museum admission. To purchase tickets in advance,[...]
da Vinci After Hours 5:00 pm
da Vinci After Hours
Feb 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us in the evening hours to explore Leonardo’s imaginative Renaissance inventions, from his flying machine to a wooden battle tank, and even an early robot! This after-hours adventure lends an exciting twist to this fascinating exhibition. $5, Museum members $3. Children ages 3 and under free.
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Animation 7:00 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Animation
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Animation
For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on February 8. With all three categories offered – Animation, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the[...]
Pop Up Dance with UMass Amherst 11:30 am
Pop Up Dance with UMass Amherst
Feb 24 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Pop Up Dance with UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst’s Dance Education crew comes to join the play at the Berkshire Museum’s Ten Days of Play. Join the dancers in movement games that incorporate the big blue blocks of Imagination Playground. Come be a part of this unique and interactive activity. Included with regular Museum admission.
Designing with da Vinci 12:30 pm
Designing with da Vinci
Feb 24 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Designing with da Vinci
Can you design machines like Da Vinci? Using design thinking strategies, create and test contraptions based on the four elements – earth, fire, wind, and water. Daily drop-in workshops will change every day during Ten Days of Play. Included with regular Museum admission.
Discovery Tank Program 1:00 pm
Discovery Tank Program
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discovery Tank Program
Meet the residents of the Berkshire Museum Aquarium’s tide pool tank in this guided, hands-on educational program for all ages. This drop-in experience will be led by a member of the Museum’s staff who can answer your questions and help you interact with the exciting sea creatures in the tank. Included in regular Museum admission.
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Animation 7:00 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Animation
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Animation
For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on February 8. With all three categories offered – Animation, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the[...]
Homeschool STEAM Winter Program: Forensics 10:00 am
Homeschool STEAM Winter Program: Forensics
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Homeschool STEAM Winter Program: Forensics
This program is designed specifically for homeschool families. Enroll your children for a series of four one-hour sessions on a variety of topics. This four-week session dives into the world of scientific investigations. Stemming from the Latin forensis, which means “in open court, public,” this unique merging of science and justice relies on engineering, art,[...]
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Animation 1:30 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Animation
Feb 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Animation
For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on February 8. With all three categories offered – Animation, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the[...]
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Animation 7:00 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Animation
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Animation
For the 14th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on February 8. With all three categories offered – Animation, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the[...]
WordXWord: Poets Creating Conversation | Heart in America 7:00 pm
WordXWord: Poets Creating Conversation | Heart in America
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WordXWord: Poets Creating Conversation | Heart in America
By sharing personal stories, observations, moments of inspiration, and hope, we look to create a broad poetic tapestry with a goal that the resulting “conversation” between creative voices will make us stronger and help us find a way forward. Heart in America: From heart attack to heart throb in the heartland – (don’t) be still my[...]
WeeMuse: Littlest Learners 10:30 am
WeeMuse: Littlest Learners
Feb 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Berkshire Museum is proud to present a program for little ones ages 6-18 months and their caregivers. Come explore the world through your babies’ eyes! Positive verbal and physical interactions are a key element in their healthy growth and development. Together we will read stories, sing songs, learn sign language, and stretch our bodies and[...]
WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session 10:00 am
WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session
Children ages 2 to 4 and their caregivers are invited to explore science, technology, engineering, and math during this free STEM program. Older and younger siblings welcome. Free with advance registration. For questions, Contact Jesseca Williamson at 413-443-7171 ext. 334 or jwilliamson@berkshiremuseum.org.
WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session 11:00 am
WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session
Children ages 2 to 4 and their caregivers are invited to explore science, technology, engineering, and math during this free STEM program. Older and younger siblings welcome. Free with advance registration. For questions, Contact Jesseca Williamson at 413-443-7171 ext. 334 or jwilliamson@berkshiremuseum.org.
OLLI | God of the Philosphers: Pro & Con 10:30 am
OLLI | God of the Philosphers: Pro & Con
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
OLLI | God of the Philosphers: Pro & Con
Is there a supreme being? Explore the philosophical debate on the existence of God. Moderated by Dr. William Cameron. This program takes place Thursdays, January 17 through February 28, with no class February 21. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) presents classes on topics from science to music at the Berkshire Museum this winter. Click[...]

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

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39 South Street (Route 7)
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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