10:00 am Pop-Up Play Day
Pop-Up Play Day
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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.
11:00 am Learner’s Lab: Acrylic Art
Learner’s Lab: Acrylic Art
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
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.
11:00 am Sensory-Friendly Screening: How to Train Your Dragon 2
Sensory-Friendly Screening: How to Train Your Dragon 2
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:45 pm
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 –[...]
12:30 pm Chow Time
May 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Help prepare enticing feasts for the turtles, fish, chameleon, and even the blue-tongue skink in the Aquarium! Included with regular Museum admission.
1:00 pm da Vinci Docent Hours
da Vinci Docent Hours
May 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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.
2:00 pm Designing with da Vinci
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.
3:00 pm OLLI Distinguished Speaker Series: Tom Gerety
OLLI Distinguished Speaker Series: Tom Gerety
May 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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[...]
5:00 pm Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours
Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours
May 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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[...]
7:00 pm Ill Fate
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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.,[...]