The Springfield Science Museum is one of five museums that make up Springfield's Quadrangle. It has a number of exhibits relating to science which branch off into other subjects too like wildlife and culture. The Museum is also home to a Planetarium.
Things to Do
- The Museum has a number of permanent exhibitions and a few rotating exhibitions too. Current exhibitions include an African Hall where visitors can get a sense of the diversity of culture and wildlife present on the continent.
- There is also a Dinosaur Hall which is home to a full size replica of a Tyrannosaurus Rex and various interactive exhibits you can touch and enjoy.
- While you are at the Museum you should take the time to stop into the Seymour Planetarium on the second floor. The Seymour is the oldest operating planetarium in the United States and includes a giant star ball which can project up to 7,000 stars at one time.
Springfield Science Museum Insider Tips
- When you visit the Museum you can stop into the other Museums that make up the Quadrangle; the Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, the George Walter Vincent Smith Museum of Art, the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum and the Museum of Springfield History. It is possible to buy one ticket which covers admission to all five museums.
- Make sure while you are in the area that you don't miss the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden. This Garden is home to full scale sculptures of many of Dr. Seuss' most beloved characters and is a treat for fans of his books.
- The Museums in the Quadrangle are closed on Mondays.