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Kidleidoscope Saturdays – Eagles 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Saturdays – Eagles @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jul 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Saturdays – Eagles Come learn about our neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River watershed. This program includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce you and your child 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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July 4th Bike Path B-I-N-G-O! 10:30 am
July 4th Bike Path B-I-N-G-O! @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jul 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
July 4th Bike Path B-I-N-G-O!  Special July 4th Holiday Bike Path Bingo — A Canal-side Rail Trail Nature Walk for Children. Kids, grab your parents, bug spray, and sunscreen, and then we’ll go exploring with a DCR Park Interpreter. All ages are welcome as we practice examining the natural world with field guides, binoculars, and a fun game to find out just how much you can see.  
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The Great Falls Coffeehouse presents- Fletcher & Manzi 7:00 pm
The Great Falls Coffeehouse presents- Fletcher & Manzi @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  The Great Falls Coffeehouse presents—Fletcher & Manzi Fletcher & Manzi’s original acoustic music is an eclectic blend of blues, jazz and R & B. Veteran performers, Fletcher & Manzi provide a musical experience that has delighted audiences throughout New York and New England. Their uniquely fun brand of acoustic originals is sure to get you movin’! Each month the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center host an evening coffeehouse with local musical talent.  Refreshments available. Museum and museum store open during intermission. Suggested donations.  
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Kidleidoscope Saturdays – Turtles 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Saturdays – Turtles @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jul 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Saturdays –  7/9 Turtles Come learn about our neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. This program includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce you and your child 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 Saturdays – Rabbits 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Saturdays – Rabbits @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jul 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Saturdays –  7/16 Rabbits Come learn about our neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. This program includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce you and your child 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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M.A.P.S. Bird Banding Station Program with Ashley Green 1:00 pm
M.A.P.S. Bird Banding Station Program with Ashley Green @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (M.A.P.S.) is here in Western Massachusetts! Join Ashely Green for a presentation at 1 p.m. Sunday July 17th in the Great Hall to learn about the only breeding bird banding station in Western Massachusetts. She has been banding forest birds this summer in the Warwick area – and has been able to see robins, chickadees, red-eyed vireos, ovenbirds, and blue jays up close! This presentation is free and open to all ages including families and children. Ashley can help you learn about getting involved in banding birds too! Get to know about this continent-wide network of stations, what demographic information is collected and how it can be useful in the conservation of birds and their habitats
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Kidleidoscope Saturdays -Beavers 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Saturdays -Beavers @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Saturdays -Beavers Come learn about our neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. This program includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce you and your child 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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Junior Rangers – Session 1 10:30 am
Junior Rangers – Session 1 @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jul 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Become a Junior Ranger!  Mondays at 10:30 am: July 25, August 1, 8, & 15 –Earn your Junior Ranger Patch. –Learn the Junior Ranger code. –Become a Connecticut River watershed expert. Find out who lives along the canal-side bike path and river in Turners Falls. –For ages 8 to 11 with a parent/guardian. Starting July 25th and ending August 15th, the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls offers a four-part nature education workshop for young naturalists ages eight to eleven. Friends and siblings welcome. We will meet July 25, August 1, 8 & 15. Children with a parent/ guardian should meet at the Discovery Center lobby at 10:30 am. Programming will last about an hour.  Junior Ranger programs are free and open to all.  Space is limited, so please register at:  (413) 863-3221.
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Kidleidoscope Saturdays – Coyotes 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Saturdays – Coyotes @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jul 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Saturdays – Coyotes Come learn about our neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. This program includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce you and your child 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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River Rambles – Canalside Rail Trail Walk 10:30 am
River Rambles – Canalside Rail Trail Walk @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jul 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
River Rambles — Canalside Rail Trail Walk Meet outside of our main entrance at 10:30 am and join a DCR Park Interpreter as we leisurely explore level, paved bike trails and village sidewalks to explore stories of industrialization, cultural and natural history, and resilience along the Connecticut River and Turners Falls Power Canal.