Springfield Science Museum
The Springfield Science Museum is just one of a group of museums commonly referred to as the Springfield Museums. Included in the group are five world-class museums; the Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts., the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, the Springfield Science Museum, the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum and the Museum of Springfield History. Come to downtown Springfield and spend a fun filled afternoon at one or all of the museums in Springfield.
Did you know Springfield is the birthplace of Theodor Geisel? Who is that you ask? Have you heard of Dr. Seuss? Theodor Geisel is the creator of the Dr. Seuss and you can find full–scale bronze sculptures of Dr. Seuss's whimsical creations in the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden. This is a treat for kids of all ages.
The Springfield Science Museum is filled with activities and places to explore:
Visit the Seymour Planetarium - the oldest operating planetarium in the United States.
Inside the Science Museum, you can learn all about various Eco-Systems around the world:
- Coral Reef Eco-System
- New England Coastal Eco-System
- Rainforest Eco-System
- Mangrove, Stream and Lake Eco-Systems
When you enter the Dinosaur Hall, get ready to look up. The Dinosaur hall has a life-sized replica of Tyrannosaurus rex!
T-Rex was a 20-foot-tall meat eater who lived 65 million years ago. The picture to the left is an example of what T-Rex may have looked like. In addition to the T-Rex exhibit, there is a replica of Coelophysis, an early dinosaur which lived in the Connecticut River Valley approximately 200 million years ago. Be sure to check out the real dinosaur tracks at the museum. They are huge.
Find out more about all of the exhibits in each of the Springfield Museums by visiting the their web site.