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Programs 2018-02-26T16:11:54+00:00

The Berkshire Museum offers a wide variety of 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!

Ongoing Family Programs

Chow Time in the Aquarium

CHOW TIMESATURDAYS, 12:30 PM

Help prepare enticing feasts for the turtles, fish, and even the blue-tongue skink in the Aquarium!

Included with regular Museum admission.

Kitchen Ka-Boom!

Kitchen Ka-Boom 01FOURTH SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 11 AM

Join us for science fun with wacky and wild experiments. All experiments are kid safe and can be recreated using items found in almost any kitchen. Each session will feature different experiments.

Included with regular Museum admission.

Pop-Up Play

SELECTED SATURDAYS, 10 AM TO NOON

Children can build and rebuild with the big, blue blocks of Imagination Playground™, the innovative play equipment that encourages creativity and collaboration, and colorful Bilderhoos architectural building components. Imagination Playground™ is generously provided by Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) and national non-profit KaBOOM!

Included with regular Museum admission.  

WeeMuse Adventures

FRIDAYS, 11 AM

Little ones can explore the Aquarium and other Museum galleries! Each week features songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more. This program is appropriate for children 18 months to 3 years. Older and younger siblings are always welcome!

Included with regular Museum admission.

WeeMuse: Art Lab

EVERY FIRST SATURDAY, 11 AM

Create art with a Kitchen Ka-Boom science approach. Learn how to make your very own frozen paint! Try making puffy paint or even sidewalk chalk! These DIY projects benefit kids through learning and exploration. Is it the science of art or is it the art of science?  Try both at Art Lab!

Included with regular Museum admission.

WeeMuse Littlest Learners

TUESDAYS, 10:30 AM

Play and learn every week in this fun, interactive program for children ages 6-18 months, with stories, songs, sign language, and exercise. Caretakers share stories and information from collective parenting experiences.

Included with regular Museum admission.

WeeMuse: Parent/Child STEM Session

EVERY SECOND AND FOURTH WEDNESDAY, 10 AM AND 11 AM

Join us for STEM as we explore indoor and outdoor Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts. This program is designed for children ages 2 to 4 and their caregivers. Older and younger siblings are always welcome.

This program is free and open to the community, but reservations are required. Click here to choose your program date and time, and register online.

For registration questions, please contact Kendra Knisley, Education Specialist, at 443.7171 ext,336, or kknisley@berkshiremuseum.org.

All WeeMuse programs are generously sponsored by the Berkshire Bank Foundation.

Berkshire Bank

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Summer Camps

Free Community Nights

Ten Days of Play

Adult Programs

Learner’s Labs

Learner'sLab

Discover the ins and outs of food, crafts, and sustainable living skills in this series of workshops and demonstrations. Each session will feature community members teaching a fun and valuable skill to their fellow Berkshire residents. The Learner’s Lab is sponsored in part by the Appelbaum-Kahn Foundation. Seating is limited, so reservations are requested: call 413.443.7171 ext. 360.

Included with regular Museum admission.

PechaKucha Pittsfield Nights

20 slides, 20 seconds each. Tell us all about your passion and project!

Do you want to spread the word about your new business? Are you working on an art project that you want more people to know about? Do you have a funny story or an idea that you really want to share? Come join us as a speaker and share your stories, meet others with similar interests, and learn something new about the Berkshires at our next PechaKucha Night!

PechaKucha Night (PKN) is a story-telling event that spreads to more than 230 cities WORLDWIDE. Pittsfield is the first and only city in Western Massachusetts to be a part of the fun. Not into presenting? No worries! Come join us, kick back with some drinks and snacks, and learn about the awesome things that are happening in your neighborhood.

If you are interested in participating in our next PechaKucha Night, contact Harry Park, Public Program Specialist at hpark@berkshiremuseum.org.

Curious about what a PechaKucha looks like? Learn about our favorite stegosaurus, Wally, in PK style!

Berkshire Museum Camera Club

Helping each other be better photographers since 1937

The Berkshire Museum Camera Club membership is open to all photographers. Berkshire Museum Camera Club offers Workshops and Tutorials, Guest Speakers, and Competitions. Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. from September to May at the Berkshire Museum on South Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Competitions are open to all members. Visitors are always welcome.Click here for current schedule and other information.

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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
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Accessibility
Berkshire Museum is Handicap Accessible