Science & Nature

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

Free summer planetarium shows at Williams College kick off today

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williams College’s summertime planetarium shows begin today, Tuesday, June 17, at the college’s  Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. The shows are free and run every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. from June 17 through Aug. 15.  Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss(…)

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Feature: Ramblewild in Lanesborough takes families on an aerial adventure through the trees

LANESBOROUGH — Yesterday morning the trees off of Brodie Mountain Road were teeming with approximately 75 middle school students — zipping from tree to tree like Tarzan; navigating aerial obstacle courses reminiscent of a modern-day Swiss Family Robinson home; and kayaking and snowboarding nearly 200 feet above the ground. Yup, folks. This is what you have to look forward to(…)

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This Saturday, May 17, is Mud Day at Muddy Brook Elementary School

GREAT BARRINGTON — It’s time to get “muddy” this Saturday, May 17, at the annual Muddy Brook Elementary School Mud Day, a celebration of the Berkshire landscape. Last year’s event saw over 700 participants partook in this day of family fun, where the classroom is brought outdoors in playful, festive and creative ways. This year’s event(…)

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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(…)

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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(…)

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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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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(…)

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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(…)

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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(…)

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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(…)

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