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

Over 1000 parents and children attend the Berkshires Museum’s 2014 Pajama Night [PHOTO GALLERY}

Over 1000 parents and children attend the Berkshires Museum’s 2014 Pajama Night [PHOTO GALLERY}

PITTSFIELD —Hundreds of families gathered at the Berkshire Museum last night for its WeeMuse Pajama Party, where guest readers shared stories, artists and kids created amazing works of art in the museum’s Crane Room, and we even caught some sweet interactions between Magic Treehouse author Mary Pope Osborne and some of her fans. Did we(…)

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Berkshire Museum to host third annual WeeMuse Pajama Party Friday, Nov. 7

November is Family Literacy Month in Massachusetts and to celebrate the Berkshire Museum will host its annual WeeMuse Pajama Night this Friday, Nov. 7, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. WeeMuse Pajama Night is presented in collaboration with the Pittsfield Transition Team. WeeMuse Pajama Night is sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union. Additional support is provided by Berkshire United(…)

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It’s a GIVEAWAY: Enter to win one of two family four-packs to the family-friendly Elska at MASS MoCA Nov. 8

NORTH ADAMS — This Saturday, Nov. 8, indie pop siren Elska, who has purportedly discovered a newly formed volcanic island off the coast of Iceland, will make “crazy awesome electronic funderworld faerie tunes for the whole family,” says, Mikael Jorgensen, of Wilco. With her signature blend of theater, storytelling, and musical performance, Brooklyn-based Shelley Wollert(…)

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We’ve got a family four-pack of passes to MASS MoCA and tickets to see ‘Caps for Sale’ June 14 [GIVEAWAY]

NORTH ADAMS — This Saturday, June 14, marks the opening of the new Kidspace exhibit “It’s Only Human” at MASS MoCA with a day of art, fun and music planned for the whole family. The exhibit, on display through May 26, 2015, examines the human figure from the inside — an unexpected and often unfamiliar perspective apart from(…)

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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(…)

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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(…)

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‘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(…)

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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(…)

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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(…)

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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(…)

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