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Programs for Children and Families2018-07-18T11:54:37+00:00

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

Jan 25 @ 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!  
Jan 26 @ 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.
Jan 26 @ 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.
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
5:00 pm
Get into the da Vinci spirit with a Da Vinci Code-inspired scavenger hunt. Uncover the secrets of past and present cultures and civilizations as you solve successive clues. Prizes await anyone who can solve the mystery! $5, Museum members $3. Children ages 3 and under free.
Jan 27 @ 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.
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Homeschool STEAM Winter Program: Forensics
10:00 am
This program is designed specifically for homeschool families. Enroll your children for a series 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, psychology,[...]
Jan 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
10:30 am
The WeeMuse Littlest Learners program previously scheduled for Tuesday, January 29, has been cancelled due to a Museum closure. 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[...]
Feb 1 @ 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!  
Feb 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
WeeMuse Art Lab
11:00 am
At WeeMuse Art Lab, early learners try fun art-making activities with a science twist! Different kid-safe creative projects are offered during each monthly session. Included with regular Museum admission.
Feb 2 @ 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.
Feb 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
5:00 pm
Get into the da Vinci spirit with a Da Vinci Code-inspired scavenger hunt. Uncover the secrets of past and present cultures and civilizations as you solve successive clues. Prizes await anyone who can solve the mystery! $5, Museum members $3. Children ages 3 and under free.
Feb 3 @ 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: Forensics
10:00 am
This program is designed specifically for homeschool families. Enroll your children for a series 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, psychology,[...]
Feb 5 @ 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[...]
Feb 8 @ 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!  
Feb 9 @ 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.
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
11:00 am
Spend your Saturday morning enjoying a family friendly film in a quiet and dim theater! These screenings are specially designed for families and children with sensory needs and those who have difficulty in a traditional movie screening setting. Film title to be announced soon! During this screening: – projection brightness will be reduced and can[...]
Feb 9 @ 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.
Feb 10 @ 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.
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Homeschool STEAM Winter Program: Forensics
10:00 am
This program is designed specifically for homeschool families. Enroll your children for a series 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, psychology,[...]
Feb 12 @ 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[...]
Feb 13 @ 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.
Feb 13 @ 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.
Feb 15 @ 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!  
Feb 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Ten Days of Play Free Community Night
5:30 pm
It’s the kickoff celebration for Ten Days of Play! Families are invited to explore this year’s engaging, exciting, child-directed Ten Days of Play activities, free of charge. Sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union.
Feb 16 – Feb 24 all-day
Ten Days of Play 2019
12:00 am
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[...]
Feb 16 @ 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.
Feb 16 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Designing with da Vinci
12:30 pm
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.
Feb 17 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Designing with da Vinci
12:30 pm
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.
Feb 17 @ 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.

 

Hours & Admission

Monday - Saturday, 10 - 5pm
Sunday, noon to 5pm

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day

Admission
$13 adult; $6 child (under 18)
Museum members & children 3 and under get in for free

Little Cinema
$7.50, $5 members

Contact

413.443.7171
info@berkshiremuseum.org

39 South Street (Route 7)
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Map and Directions

Accessibility
Berkshire Museum is Handicap Accessible