April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017 (Thursday)
Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Exhibit: Zoo in You

LAST WEEKS Trillions of microbes make their homes inside our bodies, and the Springfield Museums will introduce you to them! Visitors of all ages can explore the fascinating and complex world that is our microbiome in Zoo in You, a new exhibition on view through April 30 at the Springfield Science Museum. Visitors are invited to explore this vibrant world of our inner microorganisms through engaging, interactive, and bilingual exhibits and programs.

Elms College, Chicopee MA

Polish Center of Discovery and Learning, Ancestry Classes

For those who want to learn how to find out more about their ancestry, a four-part class on genealogy for beginners at the Polish Center of Discovery and Learning begins Thursday and will include sessions on April 6, 13 and 20. It will benefit persons of any ethnic background. Although attendance at all classes is not required, it is recommended. A fifth class on Polish genealogy will be offered on April 27. Classes will be offered in two series, one from 10:30 a.m. to noon and another from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission for the genealogy classes is free, but space is limited and registration.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums Presents “Cats in Hats”

LAST WEEKS Exhibit Cats in Hats: Illustrations by the Western Massachusetts Illustrators’ Guild, through April 30. The exhibit features over 40 original works centered around the common theme of “cats in hats,” in honor of Geisel’s most famous work of children’s literature. For this exhibit, cats are represented in a variety of scenes – some cute and fanciful, others quite serious and even scary. An interactive space for visitors within the exhibit will include a special “Cat Walk” scavenger hunt, highlighting hidden cats located around the Museums’ campus.

Springfield Museums, Springfield MA

Springfield Museums à la Carte Lectures

The popular Thursday Museums à la Carte lectures are held weekly at 12:15 p.m. in the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. This month’s lectures includes: April 6 - Archives of American Gardens: Capturing Garden History. April 13 - Modern Astronomical Research at Lowell Observatory. April 27 - West Africa: Voodoo & Villages. No lecture on April 20 due to school vacation week.