Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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,[...]
Feb 11 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
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[...]
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
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.
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
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.
Feb 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
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[...]
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
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[...]
Feb 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
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[...]
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
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!  
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
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[...]
Feb 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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[...]
Feb 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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[...]
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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[...]
Feb 16 – Feb 24 all-day
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[...]
Feb 16 @ 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.
Feb 16 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
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.
Feb 16 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
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[...]
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.
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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[...]
Feb 17 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
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.
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 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.
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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[...]
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
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[...]
Feb 18 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
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.
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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[...]
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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[...]
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Collaborative pieces by unexpected pairings, commissioned by WordXWord. See what happens. Part of Pittsfield’s annual 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival.
Feb 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
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[...]