Great Falls Discovery Center, Turners Falls MA

Turners Falls Great Hall, School Vacation Week


Saturday, February 17, 1-4 pm

Opening Event: Reading the Rocky Book of the Past
Dinosaur Footprints in the Connecticut River Valley

This opening event includes a variety of learning stations for all generations to enjoy: “meet” Orra White Hitchcock and try your hand at botanical drawing and painting; make an imitation fossil out of clay; see and learn about real fossils; make your own small collection of gems and shells; or relax with dinosaur books and puzzles and enjoy dino-themed refreshments. Sponsored in part by Massachusetts Cultural Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the members and donors of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association.

February 17—25

School Vacation Week: Open Every Day All Week Long

We offer expanded winter hours this week so stop by the welcome desk for investigation stations every day 10am to 4pm.  Investigation station topics may include dinosaurs, mammals, and birds. Come try a scavenger hunt or a habitat game!

Saturday, February 24, 10:30-11:30am       

Dinosaur Story Hour

A story hour with crafts and activities focusing on dinosaurs! For ages approximately 4 – 8, with a parent or guardian. Friends and siblings welcome.

February 17—April 1

Great Hall Family Learning Exhibit
Reading the Rocky Book of the Past:
Dinosaur Footprints in the Connecticut River Valley

An exhibit about the 19th-century discovery of dinosaur footprints in the Connecticut River Valley and local people, like Dexter Marsh and Edward Hitchcock, who played starring roles in the story. Designed for fun family learning by Deerfield’s Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association (PVMA), the space includes two simulated 19th century cabinets (precursors to today's museums), a “make your own collection” takeaway activity, dinosaur track reproductions and more! Be sure to come to the opening event Saturday, February 17, 1-4 pm. (During some of the larger events in the Great Hall in February and March, the exhibit might not be fully visible. Please check our events calendar or call 413-863-3221 to find out more.)

Great Falls Discovery Center

2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 01376

(413) 863-3221

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