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Ten Days of Play 2019
Ten Days of Play 2019
Feb 16 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[...]
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1:00 pm Discovery Tank Program
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.
7:00 pm Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Documentary
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[...]
10:00 am Homeschool STEAM Winter Program: Forensics
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,[...]
1:30 pm Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Documentary
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[...]
7:00 pm Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Documentary
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[...]
10:00 am Museum open 10 am to 2 pm
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[...]
10:30 am WeeMuse: Littlest Learners
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[...]
10:00 am WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session
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.
11:00 am WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session
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.
10:30 am OLLI | God of the Philosphers: Pro & Con
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[...]
1:00 pm Hannah Arendt: For the Love of the World
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[...]
10:30 am OLLI | Science Conversations
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[...]
11:00 am WeeMuse Adventures
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!  
1:00 pm OLLI | Advances in Medicine
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[...]
3:00 pm OLLI | Tchaikovsky: He Held the Key
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[...]
5:30 pm Ten Days of Play Free Community Night
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[...]
8:00 pm Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action
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[...]
12:30 pm Chow Time
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.
12:30 pm Designing with da Vinci
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.
1:30 pm Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action
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[...]
5:00 pm da Vinci After Hours
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.
7:00 pm Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action
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[...]