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UPDATE – First Day Hike guided hike is cancelled, hot chocolate is still on! 1:00 pm
UPDATE – First Day Hike guided hike is cancelled, hot chocolate is still on! @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
UPDATE – First Day Hike guided hike is cancelled, hot chocolate is still on! UPDATE: We are modifying this event to adjust for the frigid cold weather. The guided hike is cancelled, BUT THE HOT CHOCOLATE IS STILL ON!! We will be open all day from 10 am to 4 pm and serving hot chocolate and good cheer from 1 – 3 pm in the Great Hall. Instead of a hike we will have some investigation stations, including activities, on the topic of how do animals survive winter. Do they cancel their hikes and only drink hot chocolate too? Hmmmm. We shall see, and we hope to see you here to help us all ring in the New Year with your favorite DCR Massachusetts State Park!  
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – River Otters 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – River Otters @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – 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, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Bugs in Winter 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Bugs in Winter @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Bugs in Winter 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 Caleb Wetherbee 7:00 pm
Great Falls Coffeehouse presents Caleb Wetherbee @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Great Falls Coffeehouse presents: Caleb Wetherbee Traditional and contemporary folk music with songs in the vein of Fats Waller along with other solo guitar favorites. 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’s Been Here? Let’s find out! 1:00 pm
Who’s Been Here? Let’s find out! @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  Who’s Been Here? Let’s find out! Join us for stories, crafts, and a tracking adventure to find out who has been outside in the snow at the Discovery Center. For ages 3-8 with a parent or guardian. Siblings and friends welcome. Meet in the Great Hall.
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Rabbits 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Rabbits @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour –  Rabbits 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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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Porcupines 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Porcupines @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – 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, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.
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Teaching Creatures presents Animal Defenses 11:00 am
Teaching Creatures presents Animal Defenses @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  Teaching Creatures presents Animal Defenses Join Rae Griffiths from Teaching Creatures to take a closer look at live animals that have evolved unique adaptations for defending themselves against predators. This program is FREE, but space is limited so please call 413-863-3221 to reserve your spot! Sponsored by the Friends Group.  
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