Springfield MA

Springfield Museums, MEET the Grinch!

This event is repeated every 7. day until December 16, 2017.

Don’t BE a Grinch, come MEET the Grinch! Join the festivities at the Springfield Museums where the holiday season is in full swing! Each Saturday morning at 9, December 2-16, visitors can meet the grumpy guy himself and share some sweet treats with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Museums’ Holiday Character Breakfasts. Visitors can expand the joy by spending the day at the Countdown to Christmas for tons of fun, festive family friendly programing, Saturdays 10 am-5 pm.

Countdown to Christmas, December 2, 9, and 16, 2017, at the Springfield Museums:

9:00-10:00 Character Breakfasts – Have some exclusive time your favorite Christmas characters from Mount Crumpet to the North Pole.  Enjoy a continental breakfast, special art activities, and every child will receive a book from Santa.  Preregistration is required. 

11:00-3:00 Gingerbread Playland – Visit our annual gingerbread exhibit and play in our coordinated play areas!  Activities will include playing with Play doh, intergalactic toys, adding to our expanding galaxy mural, and a SciFi photo booth. 

11:00-2:00 Meet the Grinch – Meet the lovable curmudgeon whose heart grew three sizes, and get a high five or a hug. 

11:00-2:00 Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus – Bring your Christmas list and your camera to meet Mr. & Mrs. Kris Kringle.  Every child 12 and under will get to choose a gift from under the tree, while supplies last. 

10:00-3:45 Play Museum Bingo -Grab your card in the Welcome Center and check off boxes as you spend your day at the museums!  Get four in a row to win a prize!

December 2, 2:00-4:00 Strings Holiday Concert – Northampton Community Music School’s Violinists and Cellists will perform songs of the season in the Springfield Science Museum. 

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

Amazing gingerbread creations by local bakeries, schools, adults, and kids displayed along with festively decorated holiday trees, enchanting lights, and a backdrop of beautifully painted murals celebrating popular sci-fi and the wonders of astronomy. Vote for your favorite! (Exhibit on view through December 31.)

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
(413) 263-6800
www.springfieldmuseums.org
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.

Springfield Museums

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