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Leonardo’s 567th Birthday Weekend
Leonardo’s 567th Birthday Weekend
Apr 14 all-day
Leonardo's 567th Birthday Weekend
Join us for a weekend of special activities to celebrate the life of Leonardo da Vinci, born on April 15, 1452. Saturday: Extended da Vinci Docent Hours: 10 am to 3 pm Dinner with da Vinci: Dining in the Renaissance: 1:30 pm Designing with da Vinci gallery program: 2 to 3 pm Exhibition on Screen:[...]
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12:00 pm Extended da Vinci Docent Hours
Extended da Vinci Docent Hours
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Extended da Vinci Docent Hours
Our friendly docents will be on hand throughout da Vinci’s birthday weekend to answer all your questions and assist with the interactive components in Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion. Included with regular Museum admission.
1:00 pm Discovery Tank Program
Discovery Tank Program
Apr 14 @ 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.
3:30 pm Exhibition on Screen: Leonardo from the National Gallery, London
Exhibition on Screen: Leonardo from the National Gallery, London
Apr 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Exhibition on Screen: Leonardo from the National Gallery, London
The unique exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan, brought together the largest ever collection of Leonardo’s surviving paintings at London’s National Gallery. Go behind the scenes with this fascinating exploration of Leonardo’s great works, interwoven with an insightful biography filmed at the locations of the artist and inventor’s life, and exclusive[...]
7:00 pm Exhibition on Screen | Rembrandt: From the National Gallery, London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Exhibition on Screen | Rembrandt: From the National Gallery, London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Exhibition on Screen | Rembrandt: From the National Gallery, London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major new show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other. Given exclusive, privileged access to both galleries, the film documents this landmark exhibition whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. The exhibition focuses on[...]
12:00 pm Designing with da Vinci
Designing with da Vinci
Apr 15 @ 12:00 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.
1:30 pm Exhibition on Screen | Rembrandt: From the National Gallery, London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Exhibition on Screen | Rembrandt: From the National Gallery, London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Apr 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Exhibition on Screen | Rembrandt: From the National Gallery, London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major new show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other. Given exclusive, privileged access to both galleries, the film documents this landmark exhibition whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. The exhibition focuses on[...]
7:00 pm Exhibition on Screen | Rembrandt: From the National Gallery, London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Exhibition on Screen | Rembrandt: From the National Gallery, London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Exhibition on Screen | Rembrandt: From the National Gallery, London and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major new show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other. Given exclusive, privileged access to both galleries, the film documents this landmark exhibition whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. The exhibition focuses on[...]
12:00 pm Designing with da Vinci
Designing with da Vinci
Apr 16 @ 12:00 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.
12:00 pm Designing with da Vinci
Designing with da Vinci
Apr 17 @ 12:00 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.
11:00 am Live Reptiles with Uncharted Wild
Live Reptiles with Uncharted Wild
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Live Reptiles with Uncharted Wild
Get wild at Berkshire Museum! Meet exotic creatures including Norman, the Argentinian Tegu; a live tarantula; a six-foot-long snake; and more! Visitors will have a chance to interact with the animals after each performance. $15 adult, $8 child; Museum members $5 adult, $3 child. Children 3 and under free. Includes Museum admission.   To purchase[...]
12:00 pm Designing with da Vinci
Designing with da Vinci
Apr 18 @ 12:00 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.
1:00 pm Live Reptiles with Uncharted Wild
Live Reptiles with Uncharted Wild
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Live Reptiles with Uncharted Wild
Get wild at Berkshire Museum! Meet exotic creatures including Norman, the Argentinian Tegu; a live tarantula; a six-foot-long snake; and more! Visitors will have a chance to interact with the animals after each performance. $15 adult, $8 child; Museum members $5 adult, $3 child. Children 3 and under free. Includes Museum admission. To purchase tickets[...]
10:00 am da Vinci Docent Hours
da Vinci Docent Hours
Apr 19 @ 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.
12:00 pm Designing with da Vinci
Designing with da Vinci
Apr 19 @ 12:00 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.
1:00 pm OLLI: Our Ever-changing and Complex Healthcare System: What You Need to Know
OLLI: Our Ever-changing and Complex Healthcare System: What You Need to Know
Apr 19 @ 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[...]
3:00 pm OLLI: Objects and Their Stories
OLLI: Objects and Their Stories
Apr 19 @ 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[...]
7:00 pm The Brink
The Brink
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Brink
After leaving the Trump administration, embattled former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is free to peddle influence as a perceived kingmaker in an effort to spread his brand of extreme nationalism to the rest of the world. Tracking his moves through the 2018 American mid-term elections, director Alison Klayman’s startling fly-on-the-wall documentary sheds light[...]
10:00 am Pop-Up Play Day
Pop-Up Play Day
Apr 20 @ 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.
12:30 pm Chow Time
Chow Time
Apr 20 @ 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.
1:00 pm da Vinci Docent Hours
da Vinci Docent Hours
Apr 20 @ 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.
2:00 pm Designing with da Vinci
Designing with da Vinci
Apr 20 @ 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.
5:00 pm Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours
Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion After Hours
Apr 20 @ 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[...]
7:00 pm The Brink
The Brink
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Brink
After leaving the Trump administration, embattled former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is free to peddle influence as a perceived kingmaker in an effort to spread his brand of extreme nationalism to the rest of the world. Tracking his moves through the 2018 American mid-term elections, director Alison Klayman’s startling fly-on-the-wall documentary sheds light[...]