Educator-Led Programs

Developed and presented by an expert team of museum educators, our engaging education programs encourage students to think critically, problem-solve, and work with their peers while taking full advantage of Berkshire Museum’s unique, interdisciplinary collection. Each lesson in art, history, and science emphasizes creativity and helps children develop valuable critical thinking skills.

Our Popular Educator-Led Programs are Now Available Online!

To support efforts in remote learning throughout the region, we’re presenting our tested, educator-led programs in two new formats. Register your class for a private, interactive presentation of any of our educational programs at a set time and date, or join us and groups from across the state for any of our Open Sessions. Both formats are free for all teachers regardless of location, school, or grade.

Private Lessons: By reservation Monday through Friday, with starting times from 9:30 am
Open Sessions: Wednesdays at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm

Private lessons require advanced reservations. A one-time registration is required to receive access to weekly Open Sessions. Please contact Jasmine DeJackome at [email protected] to sign up.

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Living World

Amazing Reptiles: Students encounter live turtles, snakes, and lizards and observe each animal’s adaptations.  Explore and experience how they sense and survive in the world around them.
Amazing Reptiles is our featured Open Session program in the month of October! 

Aquarium Exploration: Observe and study aquatic life from the Aquarium focused on their unique traits, behaviors, and habitats.

Mammal Adaptations: Discover how Berkshire mammals have adapted for survival by comparing and contrasting pelts, skulls, and teeth.

Metamorphosis: Explore the life cycles and survival strategies of butterflies.  This program is recommended for students in preschool through grade 2.

Rock On! Become a geologist and discover the mysteries hidden deep within the earth though observation, games, and scientific testing.