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Kidleidoscope Fridays – River Otters 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Fridays – River Otters @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Fridays – River Otters Come learn about our wildlife neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. Meet in the Great Hall. For ages 3-6. Siblings and friends welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Kidleidoscope Fridays – Bobcats 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Fridays – Bobcats @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Fridays – Bobcats   Come learn about our wildlife neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. Meet in the Great Hall. For ages 3-6. Siblings and friends welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Cancelled due to illness: Coffeehouse: Bork, Tinen, Kahn Trio 7:00 pm
Cancelled due to illness: Coffeehouse: Bork, Tinen, Kahn Trio @ Friends of Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cancelled due to illness: Coffeehouse: Bork, Tinen, Kahn Trio @ Friends of Great Falls Discovery Center | Montague | Massachusetts | United States
This program is cancelled due to illness.   Bork, Tinen, and Kahn Trio Using three voices, guitar, and keyboard; Ferne Bork, Dan Tinen, and Bruce Kahn weave a beautiful tapestry of song expressing the richness of human experience, the vitality of human expression, and the complexity of our relationship with one another and the planet. Their presentation of contemporary acoustic/electric music has broad appeal and is enjoyed by folks of all ages. Each month the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center host an evening coffeehouse with local talent. Refreshments available. Suggested donations to support educational programming at the Center. Museum and museum store open during intermission.
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Montague Favorite Places Investigation Station 10:00 am
Montague Favorite Places Investigation Station @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm
 Montague Favorite Places Investigation Station Where do you love to spend time in the Town of Montague? What do you like to do there? Come to the Discovery Center to create art at our investigation station about your favorite places in Montague’s five villages: Turners Falls, Montague City, Montague Center, Millers Falls, and Lake Pleasant. Make a map or a drawing that will be exhibited at the Discovery Center in March and April.   Saturday, February 11 through Sunday February 26. All day.
The Creature Teachers present the Nature of My Backyard 1:00 pm
The Creature Teachers present the Nature of My Backyard @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Creature Teachers present the Nature of My Backyard Come meet your wildlife neighbors! This popular program explores the lives of the creatures living in our own backyards. Meet some of the common animals that we encounter every day, such as porcupine, gray fox, woodchuck, flying squirrel, snapping turtle, milk snake, and more. Sponsored by the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center.
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Who do you love? — Valentines for Wildlife 11:00 am
Who do you love? — Valentines for Wildlife @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Who do you love? — Valentines for Wildlife For all ages, stop by the Great Hall to make Valentines to give to the ones you love, keep for yourself, or give to your favorite wildlife biologist—all in honor of your favorite animal. Learn about your favorite animal’s habitat and how to help protect it.  Co-sponsored by SFCE Playgroup.
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Kidleidoscope Fridays – Porcupines 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Fridays – Porcupines @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Fridays – Porcupines   Come learn about our wildlife neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. Meet in the Great Hall. For ages 3-6. Siblings and friends welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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School Vacation Week: Open Every Day All Week Long 10:00 am
School Vacation Week: Open Every Day All Week Long @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm
School Vacation Week: Open Every Day All Week Long We are expanding our winter hours this week so stop by the welcome desk for investigation stations at the welcome desk every day 10am to 4pm!   Saturday, February 18 through Sunday, February 26 Investigation station topics: –Saturday 2/18—Monday 2/20: Mammal adaptations –Tuesday 2/21—Thursday 2/23: Indoor Birding –Friday 2/24—Sunday 2/26: Dinosaurs
William Apess, Standing Rock, and the 1833 Mashpee Resistance with Professor Drew Lopenzina 1:00 pm
William Apess, Standing Rock, and the 1833 Mashpee Resistance with Professor Drew Lopenzina @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The Nolumbeka Project presents: William Apess, Standing Rock, and the 1833 Mashpee Resistance with Professor Drew Lopenzina Drew Lopenzina hales from Western Massachusetts and teaches Early American and Native American literatures at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. His recently published second book, Through an Indian’s Looking Glass (University of Massachusetts Press) is a cultural biography of the Pequot activist and minister William Apess, who was born in Colrain, the first Native American to write and publish his own book length treatises and memoirs in the 1820’s and 30’s. Lopenzina is also the author of Red Ink: Native Americans Picking up the Pen in the Colonial Period, and numerous essays in journals.  Free. Co-sponsored by the Nolumbeka Project and DCR.
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School Vacation Week: Favorite Places Art and Pizza Party! 11:30 am
School Vacation Week: Favorite Places Art and Pizza Party! @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
School Vacation Week: Favorite Places Art and Pizza Party! Where do you love to spend time in the Town of Montague? What do you like to do there? Come to the Great Hall to create art about your favorite places in Montague’s five villages: Turners Falls, Montague City, Montague Center, Millers Falls, and Lake Pleasant. You can bring pictures and other items to share. Take a look at maps with us and make drawings and maybe even a video! This work will be exhibited in the Great Hall in March and April. All ages welcome. Pizza will be served. This event is co-sponsored with Turners Falls RiverCulture and the Gill-Montague Community School Partnership.
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Kidleidoscope Fridays – Bears 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Fridays – Bears @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  Kidleidoscope Fridays – Bears Come learn about our wildlife neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. Meet in the Great Hall. For ages 3-6. Siblings and friends welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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