Springfield Museums Annual Gingerbread Exhibit
The Springfield Science Museum’s annual gingerbread exhibit has become one of the region’s best-loved traditions.
Gingerbread in Space, 10 am-5 pm
This year’s theme is Gingerbread in Space, with awe-inspiring entries that celebrate popular science fiction and the wonders of astronomy. The gingerbread is set amongst a display of festive holiday trees and beautifully painted sci-fi murals. Visitors can vote for their favorite confectionary creations through December 31.
Photo: Youth Division Sophie Coyne “Somewhere Out There” courtesy of the Springfield Museums
The Museum Store is also a major draw during the holidays, thanks to the wide variety of gifts available for all ages and tastes. Decorative glassware and handcrafted pottery items are available, along with a large selection of children’s games, books, and educational kits and models. Gift wrapping and parking is always free.
The Springfield Museums
220 State Street, Springfield, MA
Set around a tree-lined quadrangle in downtown Springfield, the world-class museums that comprise the Springfield Museums provide visitors with a wealth of exciting imagery and inspirational artwork. The nationally accredited and Smithsonian-affiliated consortium of museums includes the Springfield Science Museum, the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History, the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, and the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss, the first and only museum dedicated to the beloved children’s book author and Springfield native. The Quadrangle is also home to the Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden, a series of full-scale bronze sculptures of Dr. Seuss's whimsical creations, honoring the birthplace of Theodor Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss. For one admission price, visitors can enjoy all 5 Springfield Museums and the Dr. Seuss Park. Secure free onsite parking is available around the corner at 21 Edwards Street. Open Tuesday through Sunday.