Educational Programs for Children and Families

For children and their families, the Education Department at the Berkshire Museum provides a range of enriching and engaging programs and activities across the disciplines, from exciting science experiments to creative art experiences.

 


Ongoing Programs

The Berkshire Museum offers a wide variety of educational programs and activities for visitors of all ages. From the weekly Chow Time in the Aquarium and monthly Kitchen Ka-Boom sessions to Learner’s Lab workshops and innovative Pecha Kucha nights, there is always something exciting to experience and learn at the Museum!

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Upcoming Family Programs

Mar 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kitchen Ka-Boom!
11:00 am
Be a kitchen scientist with cool, hands-on, kid-safe experiments using ingredients found in most pantries. Join us for a different activity every month! Seating is limited, so reservations are requested; call 413.443.7171 ext. 360. Included with regular Museum admission.
Mar 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Chow Time
12:30 pm
Help prepare enticing feasts for the turtles, fish, chameleon, and even the blue-tongue skink in the Aquarium! Included with regular Museum admission.
Mar 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
5:00 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.
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discovery Tank Program
1:00 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.
Homeschool STEAM Winter Program: Animal Adaptations
10:00 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. From mammals to reptiles, decapods to echinoderms, animals are continuously adapting and surviving through ecological transformation. Explore these changes and observe the connections made between environments and animal adaptations. This series is[...]
Mar 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
10:30 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[...]
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session
10:00 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.
Mar 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session
11:00 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.
Mar 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
WeeMuse Adventures
11:00 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!  
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pop Up Play Day
10:00 am
Join us for a morning of child-directed play! The big, blue blocks of Imagination Playground™ encourage children to build and rebuild, exploring innovative play equipment that leads to collaboration. Included with regular Museum admission.
Mar 30 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Chow Time
12:30 pm
Help prepare enticing feasts for the turtles, fish, chameleon, and even the blue-tongue skink in the Aquarium! Included with regular Museum admission.
Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
5:00 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.
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Discovery Tank Program
1:00 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.
Apr 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
10:30 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[...]
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
WeeMuse Adventures
11:00 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!  
Apr 6 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Chow Time
12:30 pm
Help prepare enticing feasts for the turtles, fish, chameleon, and even the blue-tongue skink in the Aquarium! Included with regular Museum admission.
Apr 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
10:30 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[...]
Apr 12 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
WeeMuse Adventures
11:00 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!  
Apr 13 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Chow Time
12:30 pm
Help prepare enticing feasts for the turtles, fish, chameleon, and even the blue-tongue skink in the Aquarium! Included with regular Museum admission.
Apr 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
10:30 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[...]
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
WeeMuse Adventures
11:00 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!  
Apr 20 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Chow Time
12:30 pm
Help prepare enticing feasts for the turtles, fish, chameleon, and even the blue-tongue skink in the Aquarium! Included with regular Museum admission.
Apr 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
10:30 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[...]
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
WeeMuse Adventures
11:00 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!  
Apr 27 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Chow Time
12:30 pm
Help prepare enticing feasts for the turtles, fish, chameleon, and even the blue-tongue skink in the Aquarium! Included with regular Museum admission.
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Homeschool STEAM Spring Program: Robotics
10:00 am
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[...]
Apr 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
10:30 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[...]
May 3 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
WeeMuse Adventures
11:00 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!  
May 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Chow Time
12:30 pm
Help prepare enticing feasts for the turtles, fish, chameleon, and even the blue-tongue skink in the Aquarium! Included with regular Museum admission.
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Homeschool STEAM Spring Program: Robotics
10:00 am
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[...]