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1:00 pm Discovery Tank Program
Discovery Tank Program
May 12 @ 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 Ill Fate
Ill Fate
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ill Fate
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.,[...]
10:00 am Homeschool STEAM Spring Program: Robotics
Homeschool STEAM Spring Program: Robotics
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Homeschool STEAM Spring Program: Robotics
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[...]
1:30 pm Ill Fate
Ill Fate
May 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Ill Fate
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.,[...]
7:00 pm Ill Fate
Ill Fate
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ill Fate
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.,[...]
10:30 am WeeMuse Littlest Learners
WeeMuse Littlest Learners
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
WeeMuse Littlest Learners
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.
5:00 pm Third Thursday at Berkshire Museum
Third Thursday at Berkshire Museum
May 16 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Third Thursday at Berkshire Museum
The Berkshire Museum will remain open until 8 pm as part of Downtown Pittsfield’s Third Thursday street festival. Berkshire County residents are invited to explore the Museum’s galleries from 5 to 8 pm free of charge during this monthly extended-hours event. Members of the Museum’s Experience Team will host a family-friendly activity on the front[...]
10:00 am da Vinci Docent Hours
da Vinci Docent Hours
May 17 @ 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.
10:30 am OLLI: Berkshire Performing Arts Previews
OLLI: Berkshire Performing Arts Previews
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
OLLI: Berkshire Performing Arts Previews
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;[...]
11:00 am WeeMuse Adventures
WeeMuse Adventures
May 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
WeeMuse Adventures
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.
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
May 17 @ 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
May 17 @ 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 Meeting Gorbachev
Meeting Gorbachev
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meeting Gorbachev
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[...]
10:00 am Pop-Up Play Day
Pop-Up Play Day
May 18 @ 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
May 18 @ 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
May 18 @ 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
May 18 @ 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
May 18 @ 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 Meeting Gorbachev
Meeting Gorbachev
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Meeting Gorbachev
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[...]