Museum Programs

Family and Kid Friendly Museum Activities, Events and Things to Do in the Berkshires, Berkshire County Massachusetts

28th annual High School Art Show opens Feb. 8 at Rockwell Museum [Photo Gallery]

28th annual High School Art Show opens Feb. 8 at Rockwell Museum [Photo Gallery]

STOCKBRIDGE — The Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show returns for its 28th year at Norman Rockwell Museum with a special exhibit on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. Visitors to the museum will enjoy an afternoon celebrating the talented young artists from Berkshire County high schools, and meet the creators of the(…)

Norman Rockwell Museum to host ‘Dance!’ family day

STOCKBRIDGE — The Norman Rockwell Museum will host “Dance!,” a family day inspired by the art of illustrator Ruth Sanderson, this Saturday, Jan.11, from 1 to 4 p.m. Visitors of all ages are invited to join dancers from Berkshire Ballroom as they demonstrate their technique and teach basic ballroom steps. Professional dancer and archivist Eugenia Kim(…)

‘Untamed: Wild and Endangered Animals’ coming to Berkshire Museum this weekend.

PITTSFIELD ― On Saturday, Jan., 2014, at 10:30 a.m. families are invited to embark on a visual journey to some of the most majestic and breathtaking locations in the world as international photographers Dan Mead and Sally Eagle of MeadEagle Photos share their stunning images of wildlife, nature and foreign cultures along with fascinating tales of(…)

MASS MoCA is opening its doors Saturday — for FREE

NORTH ADAMS — Nothing says “Welcome,” like the invitation to visit one of the Berkshire’s premier museum’s for free. This Saturday, Jan. 11, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. MASS MoCA will open it’s doors to the public, and it won’t cost you a thing. The days activities will allow visitors to the museum to explore the(…)

MASS MoCA’s Kidspace in North Adams schedules a series of drop-in art classes

MASS MoCA’s Kidspace in North Adams schedules a series of drop-in art classes

NORTH ADAMS — If you find your children uttering the dreaded sentence: “I’m bored,” why not re-word their summertime humdrum with one of MASS MoCA’s Boredom Buster art classes? Fill their days with art-making and inspiration. Parents are welcome to join in the fun or drop off their children. Recommended for kids ages 5 to(…)

Berkshire Museum presents Night of Science on July 12

PITTSFIELD― Wacky, mystifying and fun science experiments will fill the Berkshire Museum on Friday, July 12, during WeeMuse: Night of Science, from 5 to 7 p.m. Designed for kids to enjoy with their parents or caregivers, families can spend the evening snacking on liquid nitrogen ice cream, making glow-in-the-dark slime, walking on water, creating a(…)

Hancock Shaker Village has plenty of summer fun activities for family members of all ages

Hancock Shaker Village has plenty of summer fun activities for family members of all ages

PITTSFIELD — The Berkshires has come a long way weather-wise since I attended a spring press luncheon at Hancock Shaker Village where it looked (and felt) as if snowflakes would appear out of the sky at any minute, and the Baby Animals at the Farm needed their winter coats to keep warm. But summer has(…)

Berkshire Museum kicks off summer in style [PHOTO GALLERY]

Berkshire Museum kicks off summer in style [PHOTO GALLERY]

PITTSFIELD — Yesterday, June 21, the Berkshire Museum and Pittsfield Promise kicked off the summer with art, music, books and more — and once again our contributing photographer, Susan Geller, was there to capture it for all of you.        

Celebrate the kickoff to summer vacation at the Berkshire Museum on Friday, June 21

Celebrate the kickoff to summer vacation at the Berkshire Museum on Friday, June 21

PITTSFIELD – Friday, June 21,  marks the first day of summer as well as National Summer Learning Day, and to celebrate the Berkshire Museum is hosting a slew of family-friendly activities designed to encourage summer learning and help turn the “Summer Slide” into the “Summer Glide” Led by Pittsfield Promise, in partnership with Berkshire United Way,(…)

New family fun programming at the Norman Rockwell begins with the Family Day opening of Snow White exhibit on June 9

STOCKBRIDGE — It’s hard not to love Snow White. The evil queen? Yes! Snow White and her seven miniature little friends? Nah. And beginning June 8, you’ll get to see all the characters from the Disney film that started it all when the Norman Rockwell Museum celebrates the art and the 75th anniversary of Walt(…)

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