Science & Nature

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

Steiner School fifth annual Student Science Fair set for Feb. 13

Steiner School fifth annual Student Science Fair set for Feb. 13

GREAT BARRINGTON — Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School invites the community to the fifth annual Student Science Fair and Open House, Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium at 35 West Plain Road, Great Barrington. Independent science fair projects, in which students work with a mentor who has expertise in their area(…)

How to make a snow volcano

I love when you’re browsing Facebook and find something super cool to do with the kids. I found the snow activity below recently and thought I would share. It was originally posted on science-sparks.com. What you need: An empty water bottle 2 spoonfuls of baking soda 1 spoonful of liquid soap A few drops of(…)

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(…)

Project Native in Housatonic is gearing up for a summer of family fun and learning

Project Native in Housatonic is gearing up for a summer of family fun and learning

HOUSATONIC – Their is plenty of family fun to be had at Berkshire County MA-based Project Native and this coming Saturday, June 22, Project Native will kick off its summer programming with an exciting, family-oriented double feature of morning events. From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Project Native farm in Housatonic, Project Native staff(…)

Dr. Augie offers free Science in the Parks programs in Pittsfield this summer

PITTSFIELD — Summer may be a time to get outdoors and play in the Berkshires, but that doesn’t mean kids’ learning has to stop. This year the Pittsfield Parks Commission, the Berkshire Environmental Action Team, the Berkshire Environmental Endowment of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and Dr. Augie’s Science and Art Programs are bringing learning(…)

Berkshire Playwrights Lab stages teen-friendly play ‘Life Science’

GREAT BARRINGTON — The summer theater season is kicking into full gear in the Berkshires and this year’s Berkshire Playwrights Lab has an upcoming production that will surely entice teens to the theater — Anna Ziegler’s ‘Life Science.’   ‘Life Science’ will play on the Daniel Arts Center stage at Bard College at Simon’s Rock  in Great(…)

Family Star Parties scheduled at the summit of Mt. Greylock in Berkshire County MA

ADAMS — Browsing our resources for free things to do with kids in the Berkshires we found a unique and fun activity taking place atop Mt. Greylock, Massachusetts’ highest peak — two Family Star Parties. On Saturday, June 22, at 9 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 10, at 8 p.m., experts from the Amherst Astronomy Association(…)

5th Annual Family Health and Wellness Day at Berkshire South set for March 9

GREAT BARRINGTON — With the overwhelming statistics on childhood obesity in the United States, Berkshire Family Focus is always on the look out for fun and free opportunities for parents and children to become healthy and active together and this week we have found one in South Berkshire County. On Saturday, March 9, Berkshire South(…)

Berkshire families are invited to attend the 9th Annual High School Science Fair at MCLA this Friday

Berkshire families are invited to attend the 9th Annual High School Science Fair at MCLA this Friday

NORTH ADAMS — This Friday, March 8, Berkshire County family members can satisfy their inner scientists with the subject matter on hand at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Ninth Annual Region 1 High School Science Fair. The projects will be on view from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m; followed by keynote speaker Pat Muraca, president and Chief Executive(…)

Local high schoolers take over the Berkshire Museum during Science and Innovation Fair

PITTSFIELD –Tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 12, marks the Berkshire Museum’s ( in collaboration with SABIC and Pittsfield Public Schools) third annual Science and Innovation Fair, featuring the Taconic High School Science and Engineering Academy and Pittsfield High School Quark Science Club. Approximately 170 Pittsfield Public High School students will exhibit more than 80 projects that demonstrate skills(…)

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