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da Vinci Docent Hours 10:00 am
da Vinci Docent Hours
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
da Vinci Docent Hours
Learn more about Leonardo and his innovative designs from our knowledgeable exhibition docents and enjoy hands-on demonstrations of many of his machines, including mechanisms that are usually do not touch! Included with regular Museum admission.
OLLI: Berkshire Performing Arts Previews 10:30 am
OLLI: Berkshire Performing Arts Previews
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
OLLI: Berkshire Performing Arts Previews
Hear the stories behind what awaits us on stage this summer at some of the Berkshires’ premiere venues, as well as some award-winning “outliers.” Each week we’ll hear from the movers and shakers at Jacob’s Pillow, the Berkshire Opera, the Berkshire Theatre Group, Barrington Stage, and more, as well as our annual Critics Roundtable. $15;[...]
WeeMuse Adventures 11:00 am
WeeMuse Adventures
May 3 @ 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.
OLLI: Our Ever-changing and Complex Healthcare System: What You Need to Know 1:00 pm
OLLI: Our Ever-changing and Complex Healthcare System: What You Need to Know
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
OLLI: Our Ever-changing and Complex Healthcare System: What You Need to Know
The third in a series of OLLI courses focusing on our complex healthcare systems and institutions, this course will once again endeavor to highlight and take an in-depth view of selected healthcare subjects in the news and confounding all of us as we work to navigate the maze of our health “system.” $15; OLLI and[...]
OLLI: Objects and Their Stories 3:00 pm
OLLI: Objects and Their Stories
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
OLLI: Objects and Their Stories
Inspired by the Berkshire Museum’s popular rotating exhibition, “Objects and Their Stories,” join the museum’s Chief Experience Officer and guest staff for an in-depth exploration into the Berkshire Museum’s collection. Each session will feature multiple objects and the details pertaining to their geographic, spacial and iconographic relationships. $15; OLLI and Museum members $10/session; pre-registration not[...]
First Fridays Artswalk Community Mural Coloring 5:00 pm
First Fridays Artswalk Community Mural Coloring
May 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
First Fridays Artswalk Community Mural Coloring
Join the Berkshire community in creating a series of vivid mini-murals as part of ArtWeekMA and First Fridays Artswalk. Visitors of all ages are invited to add their own unique colors and watch as each image comes to life, one square at a time. The completed murals will be displayed at Berkshire Museum following ArtWeekMA.[...]
Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community 7:00 pm
Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community
In 1969 the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city’s gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the gay liberation movement had begun. Before Stonewall pries open the closet door, setting free the dramatic story of the[...]
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Community Mural Coloring 10:00 am
Community Mural Coloring
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Community Mural Coloring
Join the Berkshire community in creating a series of vivid mini-murals as part of ArtWeekMA. Visitors of all ages are invited to add their own unique colors and watch as each image comes to life, one square at a time. The completed murals will be displayed at Berkshire Museum following ArtWeekMA. All materials will be[...]
Nova WILD! with the Cub Scouts 10:00 am
Nova WILD! with the Cub Scouts
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Scouts and curious kids are invited to join the Cub Scouts of Western Massachusetts to learn about wildlife and your natural world. Explore biodiversity, endangered and invasive species, and more with local Cub Scout leaders. Included with regular Museum admission. Cub Scouts who are participating to fill badge requirements must register with the district Cub[...]
WeeMuse Art Lab 11:00 am
WeeMuse Art Lab
May 4 @ 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
May 4 @ 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 Docent Hours 1:00 pm
da Vinci Docent Hours
May 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
da Vinci Docent Hours
Learn more about Leonardo and his innovative designs from our knowledgeable exhibition docents and enjoy hands-on demonstrations of many of his machines, including mechanisms that are usually do not touch! Included with regular Museum admission.
Designing with da Vinci 2:00 pm
Designing with da Vinci
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Can you innovate like Leonardo da Vinci? Visitors of all ages are challenged to use design thinking strategies to create and test contraptions based on simple machines in this hands-on gallery program. Included with regular Museum admission.
Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours 5:00 pm
Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours
Explore Leonardo’s imaginative inventions at a reduced ticket price during extended evening hours every Saturday night. Use cranks, levers, and pulleys to test da Vinci’s mechanisms after family dinner,  bring your date to see a wooden battle tank, or spend some time marveling at flying machines before catching a Little Cinema screening. $5, Museum members[...]
Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community 7:00 pm
Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community
In 1969 the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city’s gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the gay liberation movement had begun. Before Stonewall pries open the closet door, setting free the dramatic story of the[...]
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Community Mural Coloring 12:00 pm
Community Mural Coloring
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Community Mural Coloring
Join the Berkshire community in creating a series of vivid mini-murals as part of ArtWeekMA. Visitors of all ages are invited to add their own unique colors and watch as each image comes to life, one square at a time. The completed murals will be displayed at Berkshire Museum following ArtWeekMA. All materials will be[...]
Discovery Tank Program 1:00 pm
Discovery Tank Program
May 5 @ 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.
Holocaust Remembrance Day Film and Candle Lighting 2:00 pm
Holocaust Remembrance Day Film and Candle Lighting
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Holocaust Remembrance Day Film and Candle Lighting
Join us for a screening of Who Will Write Our History followed by a candle lighting to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day. Film synopsis: In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decides to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum[...]
Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community 7:00 pm
Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community
In 1969 the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city’s gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the gay liberation movement had begun. Before Stonewall pries open the closet door, setting free the dramatic story of the[...]
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Homeschool STEAM Spring Program: Robotics 10:00 am
Homeschool STEAM Spring Program: Robotics
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Homeschool STEAM Spring Program: Robotics
Fascinated by LEGO bricks and technology? Over the period of four weeks, learn how to build and code a LEGO Mindstorms robot to execute every command. Utilize reading and math skills to design and implement the programs. This series of four 1-hour sessions is designed specifically for homeschool families. A space to eat lunch will[...]
Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community 1:30 pm
Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community
May 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community
In 1969 the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city’s gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the gay liberation movement had begun. Before Stonewall pries open the closet door, setting free the dramatic story of the[...]
Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community 7:00 pm
Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community
In 1969 the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city’s gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the gay liberation movement had begun. Before Stonewall pries open the closet door, setting free the dramatic story of the[...]
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WeeMuse Littlest Learners 10:30 am
WeeMuse Littlest Learners
May 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
WeeMuse Littlest Learners
Children ages 6 to 18 months engage in stories, songs, and creative movement every week in this interactive gallery program designed specifically for our youngest Museum visitors. While the little ones socialize and learn, caregivers have an opportunity to share stories and experiences. Included with regular Museum admission.
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WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session 10:00 am
WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session
May 8 @ 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 concepts with fun activities designed just for them. Older and younger siblings are welcome. Free with advance registration. There are two STEM sessions on each of two Wednesdays per month. Please click below to register. For registration questions,[...]
WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session 11:00 am
WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session
May 8 @ 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 concepts with fun activities designed just for them. Older and younger siblings are welcome. Free with advance registration. There are two STEM sessions on each of two Wednesdays per month. Please click below to register. For registration questions,[...]
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PechaKucha Night #24: Journeys 7:00 pm
PechaKucha Night #24: Journeys
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
PechaKucha Night #24: Journeys
Join us in the galleries for a series of lightning-fast presentations: 20 slides, 20 seconds each. Enjoy inspiring and entertaining anecdotes from your friends and neighbors, accompanied by light refreshments and a cash bar. This time, we want to hear about your journey — to the ends of the earth, to self-discovery, or to wherever[...]
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da Vinci Docent Hours 10:00 am
da Vinci Docent Hours
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
da Vinci Docent Hours
Learn more about Leonardo and his innovative designs from our knowledgeable exhibition docents and enjoy hands-on demonstrations of many of his machines, including mechanisms that are usually do not touch! Included with regular Museum admission.
OLLI: Berkshire Performing Arts Previews 10:30 am
OLLI: Berkshire Performing Arts Previews
May 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
OLLI: Berkshire Performing Arts Previews
Hear the stories behind what awaits us on stage this summer at some of the Berkshires’ premiere venues, as well as some award-winning “outliers.” Each week we’ll hear from the movers and shakers at Jacob’s Pillow, the Berkshire Opera, the Berkshire Theatre Group, Barrington Stage, and more, as well as our annual Critics Roundtable. $15;[...]
WeeMuse Adventures 11:00 am
WeeMuse Adventures
May 10 @ 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.
OLLI: Our Ever-changing and Complex Healthcare System: What You Need to Know 1:00 pm
OLLI: Our Ever-changing and Complex Healthcare System: What You Need to Know
May 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
OLLI: Our Ever-changing and Complex Healthcare System: What You Need to Know
The third in a series of OLLI courses focusing on our complex healthcare systems and institutions, this course will once again endeavor to highlight and take an in-depth view of selected healthcare subjects in the news and confounding all of us as we work to navigate the maze of our health “system.” $15; OLLI and[...]
OLLI: Objects and Their Stories 3:00 pm
OLLI: Objects and Their Stories
May 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
OLLI: Objects and Their Stories
Inspired by the Berkshire Museum’s popular rotating exhibition, “Objects and Their Stories,” join the museum’s Chief Experience Officer and guest staff for an in-depth exploration into the Berkshire Museum’s collection. Each session will feature multiple objects and the details pertaining to their geographic, spacial and iconographic relationships. $15; OLLI and Museum members $10/session; pre-registration not[...]
Ill Fate 7:00 pm
Ill Fate
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ill Fate
This long-overdue documentary explores the role and image of women in Iranian cinema from the introduction of the moving images around 1900 through the Iranian Revolution and the establishment of the Islamic government in 1979. Fascinating research and insight illuminates dozens of clips from rare and classic titles. Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 28 min.,[...]
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Pop-Up Play Day 10:00 am
Pop-Up Play Day
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pop-Up Play Day
The big, blue blocks of Imagination Playground™ and the colorful Bilderhoos architectural building components encourage children of all ages to build, rebuild, collaborate, and play. Included with regular Museum admission.
Learner’s Lab: Acrylic Art 11:00 am
Learner’s Lab: Acrylic Art
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Learner's Lab: Acrylic Art
Join the Berkshire Museum’s own Alliey Pevay for an introduction to acrylic pouring as an accessible technique for creating abstract works of art. Experiment with colors and consistencies to create your own abstract masterpiece and learn how to start pouring at home without breaking the bank. Included with regular Museum admission.
Sensory-Friendly Screening: How to Train Your Dragon 2 11:00 am
Sensory-Friendly Screening: How to Train Your Dragon 2
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:45 pm
Sensory-Friendly Screening: How to Train Your Dragon 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
May 11 @ 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 Docent Hours 1:00 pm
da Vinci Docent Hours
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
da Vinci Docent Hours
Learn more about Leonardo and his innovative designs from our knowledgeable exhibition docents and enjoy hands-on demonstrations of many of his machines, including mechanisms that are usually do not touch! Included with regular Museum admission.
Designing with da Vinci 2:00 pm
Designing with da Vinci
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Can you innovate like Leonardo da Vinci? Visitors of all ages are challenged to use design thinking strategies to create and test contraptions based on simple machines in this hands-on gallery program. Included with regular Museum admission.
OLLI Distinguished Speaker Series: Tom Gerety 3:00 pm
OLLI Distinguished Speaker Series: Tom Gerety
May 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
OLLI Distinguished Speaker Series: Tom Gerety
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) presents a series of talks with Berkshire-based cultural leaders and influencers. Tom Gerety: The Constitution Under Stress: A Discussion of the Issues that Have Dismayed, Distressed and Divided Americans in Our Time Tom Gerety is a Collegiate Professor of law and humanities at New York University.  He came to[...]
Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours 5:00 pm
Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours
May 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours
Explore Leonardo’s imaginative inventions at a reduced ticket price during extended evening hours every Saturday night. Use cranks, levers, and pulleys to test da Vinci’s mechanisms after family dinner,  bring your date to see a wooden battle tank, or spend some time marveling at flying machines before catching a Little Cinema screening. $5, Museum members[...]
Ill Fate 7:00 pm
Ill Fate
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ill Fate
This long-overdue documentary explores the role and image of women in Iranian cinema from the introduction of the moving images around 1900 through the Iranian Revolution and the establishment of the Islamic government in 1979. Fascinating research and insight illuminates dozens of clips from rare and classic titles. Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 28 min.,[...]
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Discovery Tank Program 1:00 pm
Discovery Tank Program
May 12 @ 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.
Ill Fate 7:00 pm
Ill Fate
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ill Fate
This long-overdue documentary explores the role and image of women in Iranian cinema from the introduction of the moving images around 1900 through the Iranian Revolution and the establishment of the Islamic government in 1979. Fascinating research and insight illuminates dozens of clips from rare and classic titles. Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 28 min.,[...]
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Homeschool STEAM Spring Program: Robotics 10:00 am
Homeschool STEAM Spring Program: Robotics
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Homeschool STEAM Spring Program: Robotics
Fascinated by LEGO bricks and technology? Over the period of four weeks, learn how to build and code a LEGO Mindstorms robot to execute every command. Utilize reading and math skills to design and implement the programs. This series of four 1-hour sessions is designed specifically for homeschool families. A space to eat lunch will[...]
Ill Fate 1:30 pm
Ill Fate
May 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Ill Fate
This long-overdue documentary explores the role and image of women in Iranian cinema from the introduction of the moving images around 1900 through the Iranian Revolution and the establishment of the Islamic government in 1979. Fascinating research and insight illuminates dozens of clips from rare and classic titles. Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 28 min.,[...]
Ill Fate 7:00 pm
Ill Fate
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ill Fate
This long-overdue documentary explores the role and image of women in Iranian cinema from the introduction of the moving images around 1900 through the Iranian Revolution and the establishment of the Islamic government in 1979. Fascinating research and insight illuminates dozens of clips from rare and classic titles. Documentary, not rated, 1 hr. 28 min.,[...]
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WeeMuse Littlest Learners 10:30 am
WeeMuse Littlest Learners
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
WeeMuse Littlest Learners
Children ages 6 to 18 months engage in stories, songs, and creative movement every week in this interactive gallery program designed specifically for our youngest Museum visitors. While the little ones socialize and learn, caregivers have an opportunity to share stories and experiences. Included with regular Museum admission.
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Third Thursday at Berkshire Museum 5:00 pm
Third Thursday at Berkshire Museum
May 16 @ 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. Members of the Museum’s Experience Team will host a family-friendly activity on the front[...]
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da Vinci Docent Hours 10:00 am
da Vinci Docent Hours
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
da Vinci Docent Hours
Learn more about Leonardo and his innovative designs from our knowledgeable exhibition docents and enjoy hands-on demonstrations of many of his machines, including mechanisms that are usually do not touch! Included with regular Museum admission.
OLLI: Berkshire Performing Arts Previews 10:30 am
OLLI: Berkshire Performing Arts Previews
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
OLLI: Berkshire Performing Arts Previews
Hear the stories behind what awaits us on stage this summer at some of the Berkshires’ premiere venues, as well as some award-winning “outliers.” Each week we’ll hear from the movers and shakers at Jacob’s Pillow, the Berkshire Opera, the Berkshire Theatre Group, Barrington Stage, and more, as well as our annual Critics Roundtable. $15;[...]
WeeMuse Adventures 11:00 am
WeeMuse Adventures
May 17 @ 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.
OLLI: Our Ever-changing and Complex Healthcare System: What You Need to Know 1:00 pm
OLLI: Our Ever-changing and Complex Healthcare System: What You Need to Know
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
OLLI: Our Ever-changing and Complex Healthcare System: What You Need to Know
The third in a series of OLLI courses focusing on our complex healthcare systems and institutions, this course will once again endeavor to highlight and take an in-depth view of selected healthcare subjects in the news and confounding all of us as we work to navigate the maze of our health “system.” $15; OLLI and[...]
OLLI: Objects and Their Stories 3:00 pm
OLLI: Objects and Their Stories
May 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
OLLI: Objects and Their Stories
Inspired by the Berkshire Museum’s popular rotating exhibition, “Objects and Their Stories,” join the museum’s Chief Experience Officer and guest staff for an in-depth exploration into the Berkshire Museum’s collection. Each session will feature multiple objects and the details pertaining to their geographic, spacial and iconographic relationships. $15; OLLI and Museum members $10/session; pre-registration not[...]
Meeting Gorbachev 7:00 pm
Meeting Gorbachev
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meeting Gorbachev
Werner Herzog and André Singer’s riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three long interviews, provides incredible access to, arguably, the world’s greatest living politician. Now 87 and battling illness, the visionary Mikhail Gorbachev, former General Secretary of the U.S.S.R, has mellowed and slowed down. Still, gently but resolutely, he is pushing[...]
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Pop-Up Play Day 10:00 am
Pop-Up Play Day
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pop-Up Play Day
The big, blue blocks of Imagination Playground™ and the colorful Bilderhoos architectural building components encourage children of all ages to build, rebuild, collaborate, and play. Included with regular Museum admission.
Chow Time 12:30 pm
Chow Time
May 18 @ 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 Docent Hours 1:00 pm
da Vinci Docent Hours
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
da Vinci Docent Hours
Learn more about Leonardo and his innovative designs from our knowledgeable exhibition docents and enjoy hands-on demonstrations of many of his machines, including mechanisms that are usually do not touch! Included with regular Museum admission.
Designing with da Vinci 2:00 pm
Designing with da Vinci
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Can you innovate like Leonardo da Vinci? Visitors of all ages are challenged to use design thinking strategies to create and test contraptions based on simple machines in this hands-on gallery program. Included with regular Museum admission.
Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours 5:00 pm
Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours
May 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours
Explore Leonardo’s imaginative inventions at a reduced ticket price during extended evening hours every Saturday night. Use cranks, levers, and pulleys to test da Vinci’s mechanisms after family dinner,  bring your date to see a wooden battle tank, or spend some time marveling at flying machines before catching a Little Cinema screening. $5, Museum members[...]
Meeting Gorbachev 7:00 pm
Meeting Gorbachev
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meeting Gorbachev
Werner Herzog and André Singer’s riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three long interviews, provides incredible access to, arguably, the world’s greatest living politician. Now 87 and battling illness, the visionary Mikhail Gorbachev, former General Secretary of the U.S.S.R, has mellowed and slowed down. Still, gently but resolutely, he is pushing[...]
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Discovery Tank Program 1:00 pm
Discovery Tank Program
May 19 @ 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.
Meeting Gorbachev 7:00 pm
Meeting Gorbachev
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meeting Gorbachev
Werner Herzog and André Singer’s riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three long interviews, provides incredible access to, arguably, the world’s greatest living politician. Now 87 and battling illness, the visionary Mikhail Gorbachev, former General Secretary of the U.S.S.R, has mellowed and slowed down. Still, gently but resolutely, he is pushing[...]
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Homeschool STEAM Spring Program: Robotics 10:00 am
Homeschool STEAM Spring Program: Robotics
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Homeschool STEAM Spring Program: Robotics
Fascinated by LEGO bricks and technology? Over the period of four weeks, learn how to build and code a LEGO Mindstorms robot to execute every command. Utilize reading and math skills to design and implement the programs. This series of four 1-hour sessions is designed specifically for homeschool families. A space to eat lunch will[...]
Meeting Gorbachev 1:30 pm
Meeting Gorbachev
May 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Meeting Gorbachev
Werner Herzog and André Singer’s riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three long interviews, provides incredible access to, arguably, the world’s greatest living politician. Now 87 and battling illness, the visionary Mikhail Gorbachev, former General Secretary of the U.S.S.R, has mellowed and slowed down. Still, gently but resolutely, he is pushing[...]
Meeting Gorbachev 7:00 pm
Meeting Gorbachev
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meeting Gorbachev
Werner Herzog and André Singer’s riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three long interviews, provides incredible access to, arguably, the world’s greatest living politician. Now 87 and battling illness, the visionary Mikhail Gorbachev, former General Secretary of the U.S.S.R, has mellowed and slowed down. Still, gently but resolutely, he is pushing[...]
WordXWord: Poets Creating Conversation | Age in America 7:00 pm
WordXWord: Poets Creating Conversation | Age in America
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WordXWord: Poets Creating Conversation | Age in America
Artists share personal stories, observations, moments of inspiration, and hope, to create a broad poetic tapestry with a goal that the resulting “conversation” will make us stronger and help us find a way forward.   Age in America Poets of a certain age / all ages / ageless, may or may not act their age[...]
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WeeMuse Littlest Learners 10:30 am
WeeMuse Littlest Learners
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
WeeMuse Littlest Learners
Children ages 6 to 18 months engage in stories, songs, and creative movement every week in this interactive gallery program designed specifically for our youngest Museum visitors. While the little ones socialize and learn, caregivers have an opportunity to share stories and experiences. Included with regular Museum admission.
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WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session 10:00 am
WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session
May 22 @ 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 concepts with fun activities designed just for them. Older and younger siblings are welcome. Free with advance registration. There are two STEM sessions on each of two Wednesdays per month. Please click below to register. For registration questions,[...]
WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session 11:00 am
WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session
May 22 @ 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 concepts with fun activities designed just for them. Older and younger siblings are welcome. Free with advance registration. There are two STEM sessions on each of two Wednesdays per month. Please click below to register. For registration questions,[...]
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da Vinci Docent Hours 10:00 am
da Vinci Docent Hours
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
da Vinci Docent Hours
Learn more about Leonardo and his innovative designs from our knowledgeable exhibition docents and enjoy hands-on demonstrations of many of his machines, including mechanisms that are usually do not touch! Included with regular Museum admission.
OLLI: Berkshire Performing Arts Previews 10:30 am
OLLI: Berkshire Performing Arts Previews
May 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
OLLI: Berkshire Performing Arts Previews
Hear the stories behind what awaits us on stage this summer at some of the Berkshires’ premiere venues, as well as some award-winning “outliers.” Each week we’ll hear from the movers and shakers at Jacob’s Pillow, the Berkshire Opera, the Berkshire Theatre Group, Barrington Stage, and more, as well as our annual Critics Roundtable. $15;[...]
WeeMuse Adventures 11:00 am
WeeMuse Adventures
May 24 @ 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.
OLLI: Our Ever-changing and Complex Healthcare System: What You Need to Know 1:00 pm
OLLI: Our Ever-changing and Complex Healthcare System: What You Need to Know
May 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
OLLI: Our Ever-changing and Complex Healthcare System: What You Need to Know
The third in a series of OLLI courses focusing on our complex healthcare systems and institutions, this course will once again endeavor to highlight and take an in-depth view of selected healthcare subjects in the news and confounding all of us as we work to navigate the maze of our health “system.” $15; OLLI and[...]
OLLI: Objects and Their Stories 3:00 pm
OLLI: Objects and Their Stories
May 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
OLLI: Objects and Their Stories
Inspired by the Berkshire Museum’s popular rotating exhibition, “Objects and Their Stories,” join the museum’s Chief Experience Officer and guest staff for an in-depth exploration into the Berkshire Museum’s collection. Each session will feature multiple objects and the details pertaining to their geographic, spacial and iconographic relationships. $15; OLLI and Museum members $10/session; pre-registration not[...]
Hail Satan? 7:00 pm
Hail Satan?
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Hail Satan?
Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, Hail Satan? is an inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane (Nuts!, Our Nixon). When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority,[...]
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Kitchen Ka-Boom! 11:00 am
Kitchen Ka-Boom!
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kitchen Ka-Boom!
Be a kitchen scientist with cool, hands-on, kid-safe experiments using ingredients found in most pantries. Join us for a different activity every month! Seating is limited, so reservations are requested; call 413.443.7171 ext. 360. Included with regular Museum admission.
Chow Time 12:30 pm
Chow Time
May 25 @ 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 Docent Hours 1:00 pm
da Vinci Docent Hours
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
da Vinci Docent Hours
Learn more about Leonardo and his innovative designs from our knowledgeable exhibition docents and enjoy hands-on demonstrations of many of his machines, including mechanisms that are usually do not touch! Included with regular Museum admission.
Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours 5:00 pm
Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours
Explore Leonardo’s imaginative inventions at a reduced ticket price during extended evening hours every Saturday night. Use cranks, levers, and pulleys to test da Vinci’s mechanisms after family dinner,  bring your date to see a wooden battle tank, or spend some time marveling at flying machines before catching a Little Cinema screening. $5, Museum members[...]
Hail Satan? 7:00 pm
Hail Satan?
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Hail Satan?
Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, Hail Satan? is an inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane (Nuts!, Our Nixon). When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority,[...]
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Discovery Tank Program 1:00 pm
Discovery Tank Program
May 26 @ 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.
Hail Satan? 7:00 pm
Hail Satan?
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Hail Satan?
Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, Hail Satan? is an inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane (Nuts!, Our Nixon). When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority,[...]
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Hail Satan? 1:30 pm
Hail Satan?
May 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Hail Satan?
Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, Hail Satan? is an inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane (Nuts!, Our Nixon). When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority,[...]
Hail Satan? 7:00 pm
Hail Satan?
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Hail Satan?
Chronicling the extraordinary rise of one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in American history, Hail Satan? is an inspiring and entertaining new feature documentary from acclaimed director Penny Lane (Nuts!, Our Nixon). When media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority,[...]
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WeeMuse Littlest Learners 10:30 am
WeeMuse Littlest Learners
May 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
WeeMuse Littlest Learners
Children ages 6 to 18 months engage in stories, songs, and creative movement every week in this interactive gallery program designed specifically for our youngest Museum visitors. While the little ones socialize and learn, caregivers have an opportunity to share stories and experiences. Included with regular Museum admission.
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da Vinci Docent Hours 10:00 am
da Vinci Docent Hours
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
da Vinci Docent Hours
Learn more about Leonardo and his innovative designs from our knowledgeable exhibition docents and enjoy hands-on demonstrations of many of his machines, including mechanisms that are usually do not touch! Included with regular Museum admission.
WeeMuse Adventures 11:00 am
WeeMuse Adventures
May 31 @ 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.
El Desencanto 7:00 pm
El Desencanto
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
El Desencanto
In 1974, young filmmaker Jaime Chávarri set out to make a film about the widow and three sons of Leopoldo Panero, the poet laureate of the fascist Spanish Franco regime. As the camera looks on, matriarch Felicidad Panero and her three talented, wildly eccentric sons lounge around the family home, smoke copious cigarettes, and discuss[...]