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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.)
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Ducks 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Ducks @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Apr 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Ducks 4/13: Ducks; 4/20: Bobcats; 4/27 Who Lives in a Tree? 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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April School Vacation Week – Open Every Day All Week! 10:00 am
April School Vacation Week – Open Every Day All Week! @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm
Saturday, April 14—Sunday, April 22 April School Vacation Week—Open Every Day All Week! We are expanding our spring hours this 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.
Teaching Creatures presents: Animals of Spring 10:30 am
Teaching Creatures presents: Animals of Spring @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Apr 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Teaching Creatures presents: Animals of Spring Hurray for Spring! Join Rae Griffiths of Teaching Creatures as she talks about what animals were doing all winter and what they are up to now that spring has arrived. Meet in the Great Hall, as Rae brings amphibians, reptiles, and a mammal or two to help us all celebrate the new season. 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 – Bobcats 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Bobcats @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Apr 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  Kidleidoscope Story Hour 4/20: Bobcats; 4/27 Who Lives in a Tree? 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.
Meet Toto the Tornado Kitten 1:00 pm
Meet Toto the Tornado Kitten @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  Meet Toto the Tornado Kitten After a terrible tornado in 2011 in Brimfield, MA, the clean-up crew found an itty-bitty kitten in the wreckage. The courageous kitten was named Toto and nursed back to health by a rescue worker named Jonathan and by others. Jonathan went on to write a children’s book about Toto’s adventure. Join the author and Toto too for a read-along of Toto the Tornado Kitten and celebrate those who help others! Sponsored by Montague Public Libraries.
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Earth Day Open House: Put Yourself in the Big Picture 10:00 am
Earth Day Open House: Put Yourself in the Big Picture @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  Earth Day Open House: Put Yourself in the Big Picture All ages are welcome to join us for activities and games to help you make a difference in the Connecticut River Watershed. Our exhibits ask: how have people helped or hurt the habitats in our watershed? What will you do to help?
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Arbor Day – Who lives in a tree? 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Arbor Day – Who lives in a tree? @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Apr 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  Kidleidoscope Story Hour Arbor Day:  Who Lives in a Tree? 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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Park Serve Day: Give a Day, Make a Difference 10:00 am
Park Serve Day: Give a Day, Make a Difference @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Park Serve Day: Give a Day, Make a Difference The Department of Conservation and Recreation invites you to the Great Falls Discovery Center to lend a hand during this day of volunteer service to our state parks. To discuss any special accommodations or needs you may have for the day, please call (413) 863-3221. To register please visit www.mass.gov/dcr.
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