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Great Hall Exhibit: “The Time of My Life”; Vintage Views of Western Massachusetts 10:00 am
Great Hall Exhibit: “The Time of My Life”; Vintage Views of Western Massachusetts @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm
“Having the time of my life.” So wrote Bernice on a postcard sent to her “Ma” in the early 20th century—one among many cards from Memorial Hall Museum’s collection, now in the Great Hall. Enlarged postcard scenes take visitors on an imaginary road trip, with stops at Mount Tom, Mount Holyoke Summit House, Sugarloaf, Turners Falls, Greenfield, Shelburne Falls and the Mohawk Trail. Sit down and relax with reproduction postal souvenir albums, a hands-on stereoscope, and a Viewmaster with other area scenes that paint pictures of civic pride and new ideas about leisure and travel. Before cell phones and social media, the picture postcard reigned supreme. Sponsored by Memorial Hall Museum.
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Half Day Discovery Day: Migration 1:00 pm
Half Day Discovery Day: Migration @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Apr 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Gill-Montague school students get a half day off. Why not discover something new? Join DCR staff for a fun filled hour of animal migration! How do they survive their incredible journeys?  For ages 6 to 12, accompanied by an adult, but all are welcome to join us for stories, activities, and crafts!  
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Beavers 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Beavers @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Apr 5 @ 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.
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Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary presents: The Amazing Beaver 10:30 am
Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary presents: The Amazing Beaver @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Apr 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join Mass Audubon naturalist Laura Beltran to learn about beavers, the largest rodent in North America for hands on activities to learn about beavers and their life style. Build a beaver lodge and get a close up view of a beaver fur, stick and more. Recommended for families with children ages 3 and above. Meet in the Great Hall. Sponsored by the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center and the Montague Cultural Council.
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Frogs 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Frogs @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Apr 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  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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School Vacation Week—Open Every Day All Week! 10:00 am
School Vacation Week—Open Every Day All Week! @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm
School Vacation Week—Open Every Day All Week! Saturday, April 13 through Sunday, April 21 10 am–4 pm April  We are expanding our spring hours for April Vacation Week so stop by the welcome desk for Earth Week investigation stations, habitat diorama scavenger hunts, and games to explore the grounds. Bring your bike for the Canalside Rail Trail too!
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Fish 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Fish @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Apr 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  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.
Teaching Creatures presents: Animals of Spring 1:00 pm
Teaching Creatures presents: Animals of Spring @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Meet in the Great Hall, as Rae Griffiths of Teaching Creatures, brings amphibians, reptiles, and a mammal or two to help us all celebrate the new season. Rae uncovers what animals were doing all winter and what they are up to now that spring has arrived. This program is free and for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center. Come early as seating may be limited.
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Osprey 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Osprey @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  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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