May 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
da Vinci Docent Hours
10:00 am
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.
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
OLLI: Berkshire Performing Arts Previews
10:30 am
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;[...]
May 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
WeeMuse Adventures
11:00 am
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
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[...]
May 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
OLLI: Objects and Their Stories
3:00 pm
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[...]
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meeting Gorbachev
7:00 pm
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[...]
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pop-Up Play Day
10:00 am
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.
May 18 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Chow Time
12:30 pm
Help prepare enticing feasts for the turtles, fish, chameleon, and even the blue-tongue skink in the Aquarium! Included with regular Museum admission.
May 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
da Vinci Docent Hours
1:00 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.
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 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
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[...]
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meeting Gorbachev
7:00 pm
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[...]
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discovery Tank Program
1:00 pm
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.
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meeting Gorbachev
7:00 pm
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[...]
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Homeschool STEAM Spring Program: Robotics
10:00 am
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[...]
May 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Meeting Gorbachev
1:30 pm
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[...]
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meeting Gorbachev
7:00 pm
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
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[...]
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
WeeMuse Littlest Learners
10:30 am
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.
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session
10:00 am
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,[...]
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session
11:00 am
Children ages 2 to 5 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,[...]
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
da Vinci Docent Hours
10:00 am
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.
May 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
OLLI: Berkshire Performing Arts Previews
10:30 am
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;[...]
May 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
WeeMuse Adventures
11:00 am
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
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[...]
May 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
OLLI: Objects and Their Stories
3:00 pm
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[...]
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Hail Satan?
7:00 pm
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,[...]
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kitchen Ka-Boom!
11:00 am
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.
May 25 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Chow Time
12:30 pm
Help prepare enticing feasts for the turtles, fish, chameleon, and even the blue-tongue skink in the Aquarium! Included with regular Museum admission.
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
da Vinci Docent Hours
1:00 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.