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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Groundhogs 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Groundhogs @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Groundhogs 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, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.
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Homeschool Science: Hands-on STEM – River Otters 1:00 pm
Homeschool Science: Hands-on STEM – River Otters @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Homeschool Science: Hands-on STEM – River Otters   The Turners Falls Carnegie Library offers homeschool science on Wednesdays with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and math. This month young scientists are invited to take a field trip to the Great Falls Discovery Center. Come learn about our wildlife neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed.  Registration requested to ensure that we have enough supplies for everyone. Please email Angela at the library at arovatti-leonard@cwmars.org or call 413 863-3214. Topics this month: 2/7: River Otters; 2/14: Beavers; 2/21: Porcupines
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Beavers 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Beavers @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Beavers 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, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.
Great Falls Coffeehouse presents Lisa Davol and Stephen Page 7:00 pm
Great Falls Coffeehouse presents Lisa Davol and Stephen Page @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Great Falls Coffeehouse presents: Lisa Davol and Stephen Page Traditional songs from the American songbook. 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 store open during intermission.
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Who Do You Love? Valentines for Wildlife 12:00 pm
Who Do You Love? Valentines for Wildlife @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 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 CFCE Playgroup, a free, fun, safe playgroup for Gill, Montague and surrounding area, promoting early literacy and school readiness.
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Homeschool Science: Hands-on STEM – Beavers. 1:00 pm
Homeschool Science: Hands-on STEM – Beavers. @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Homeschool Science: Hands-on STEM – Beavers. Sponsored by Montague Public Libraries The Turners Falls Carnegie Library offers homeschool science on Wednesdays with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and math. This month young scientists are invited to take a field trip to the Great Falls Discovery Center. Come learn about our wildlife neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed.  Registration requested to ensure that we have enough supplies for everyone. Please email Angela at the library at arovatti-leonard@cwmars.org or call 413 863-3214. Topics this month: 2/7: River Otters; 2/14: Beavers; 2/21: Porcupines
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Owls 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Owls @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Owls 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, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.
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Great Hall Family Learning Exhibit – Reading the Rocky Book of the Past 10:00 am
Great Hall Family Learning Exhibit – Reading the Rocky Book of the Past @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – Apr 1 @ 4:00 pm
February 17—April 1 Great Hall Family Learning Exhibit Reading the Rocky Book of the Past: Dinosaur Footprints in the Connecticut River Valley An exhibit about the 19th-century discovery of dinosaur footprints in the Connecticut River Valley and local people, like Dexter Marsh and Edward Hitchcock, who played starring roles in the story. Designed for fun family learning by Deerfield’s Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association (PVMA), the space includes two simulated 19th century cabinets (precursors to today’s museums), a “make your own collection” takeaway activity, dinosaur track reproductions and more! Be sure to come to the opening event Saturday, February 17, 1-4 pm. (During some of the larger events in the Great Hall in February and March, the exhibit might not be fully visible. Please check our events calendar or call 413-863-3221 to find out more.)
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 17 @ 10:00 am – Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm
School Vacation Week: Open Every Day All Week Long February 17—25 We offer expanded winter hours this week so stop by the welcome desk for investigation stations every day 10am to 4pm.  Investigation station topics may include dinosaurs, mammals, and birds. Come try a scavenger hunt or a habitat game!  
Opening Event: Reading the Rocky Book of the Past 1:00 pm
Opening Event: Reading the Rocky Book of the Past @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  Opening Event: Reading the Rocky Book of the Past Dinosaur Footprints in the Connecticut River Valley This opening event includes a variety of learning stations for all generations to enjoy: “meet” Orra White Hitchcock and try your hand at botanical drawing and painting; make an imitation fossil out of clay; see and learn about real fossils; make your own small collection of gems and shells; or relax with dinosaur books and puzzles and enjoy dino-themed refreshments. Sponsored in part by Massachusetts Cultural Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the members and donors of the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association.
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Brainy Birds 1:00 pm
Brainy Birds @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Brainy Birds This program explores what may be the smartest birds in the world: the corvids! Crows, jays and  ravens are all found in the northeast and belong to this group of master problem solvers. We’ll discuss who’s who in the corvid clan and take a look at what they can do. Audience participation includes “Are you smarter than a crow?” and an up-close look at Onyx our education raven. Free! Sponsored by CFCE playgroup. Call 413-863-3221 for more information. For children of all ages and their grown-ups.  
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Homeschool Science: Hands-on STEM – Porcupines 1:00 pm
Homeschool Science: Hands-on STEM – Porcupines @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Homeschool Science: Hands-on STEM Sponsored by Montague Public Libraries The Turners Falls Carnegie Library offers homeschool science on Wednesdays with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and math. This month young scientists are invited to take a field trip to the Great Falls Discovery Center. Come learn about our wildlife neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed.  Registration requested to ensure that we have enough supplies for everyone. Please email Angela at the library at arovatti-leonard@cwmars.org or call 413 863-3214. Topics this month: 2/7: River Otters; 2/14: Beavers; 2/21: Porcupines
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Coyotes 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Coyotes @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Coyotes 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, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.
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Dinosaur Story Hour 10:30 am
Dinosaur Story Hour @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  Dinosaur Story Hour A story hour with crafts and activities focusing on dinosaurs! For ages approximately 4 – 8, with a parent or guardian. Friends and siblings welcome.
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