Springfield Science Museum
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The Springfield Science Museum was established as the Springfield Ethnological and Natural History Museum, “a collection of specimens of natural history and a repository of arts and curiosities, a Museum in fact, of curious or instructive objects… ”
Visitors to the Springfield Science Museum will find a world filled with the wonders of natural and physical science. Here are just a few highlights:
Dinosaur Hall with a full-size replica of Tyrannosaurus rex
R. E. Phelon African Hall with a huge African elephant, a giraffe, two lions, an ostrich, a rhino and many other animals. African Hall also offers a glimpse into the way of life of several traditional African cultures
Solutia Live Animal Center with live fish, insects, reptiles and amphibians in realistic habitats
Seymour Planetarium the oldest operating planetarium in the United States., where you can take imaginary voyages to the farthest corners of the universe
Astronomy Hall where you can touch rocks from outer space
Native American Hall where you’ll see how New England Indians used to live
Tues – Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: 11am – 5pm
Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Adult – $12.50; Seniors – $9; College Students with ID – $9; Children 3-17 – $6.50; Children 2 and Under – Free. Includes admission to Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, & Museum of Springfield History.
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