This President's Day, February 20th, you're invited to join Link to Libraries at the Springfield Museums to celebrate the love of reading! From 11am to 3pm, we will have fun activities, bookmark craft, story time and free books for the first 250 families. Free with museum admission.
*Did you know? The Springfield Museums offers free admission to Springfield residents (with valid ID). Residents of other towns can pick up vouchers for discounted tickets at their local library.
In addition to the Link to Libraries activities, the Springfield Museums has a full lineup of hands-on activities revolved around STEM. Don't miss the special exhibit Leonardo's Lab and the Curiosity Challenge!
Leonardo da Vinci was renowned for his curiosity. He even conceptualized modern inventions such as airplanes and solar power all the way back in the 1400s. Use your curiosity to solve challenges throughout the Museums!
Note: Activities, locations, and times subject to change. Please pick up a daily schedule in the Welcome Center for the most up to date information.
Leonardo’s Lab, 10 am-5 pm
Immerse yourself in the mind of Leonardo da Vinci, the original “Renaissance Man.” In this special exhibit, Explore all the fascinating facets of his work across multiple disciplines in very hands-on ways, as you build, sketch, test and design via activities tied to his era and ideas. Changing Exhibits Gallery, Second Floor, Springfield Science Museum
Great Gliders, 11 am-3 pm
Make a glider, then test your design. Science Workshop, Second Floor, Springfield Science Museum
Paper Boat Float, 11 am-3 pm
Using only paper, can you create a boat that floats? Discovery Lab, Lower Level, Springfield Science Museum
Fresco Painting, 12-4 pm
Create a mini painting on plaster. Art Discovery Center, Second Floor, GWV Smith Art Museum
Blinking Eye, 11 am-3 pm
Create a model of eye that ‘blinks’ and learn more about how the human eye works. Deco Room, First Floor, D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts
Stick to It, 11 am-3 pm
Use wiki stix and popsicle sticks to build a tower that can support weights. SIS Hall, First Floor, Wood Museum of Springfield History