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Leaf Peeping Bike Path B-I-N-G-O 10:30 am
Leaf Peeping Bike Path B-I-N-G-O
Oct 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  Leaf Peeping Bike Path B-I-N-G-O Kids – grab your parents and we’ll go exploring! All ages are welcome as we practice examining the natural world with field guides, binoculars, and a fun game to see just how much you can see! For this special edition of bike path bingo, we focus on the amazing New England fall color right outside our doors. Meet at the main entrance to the Center. Please bring water and wear layers and sturdy shoes.
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Squirrels 9:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Squirrels @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Squirrels 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 – Bear 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Bear @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Bear 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 Falls Harvest Festival (aka Pumpkin Fest) 2:00 pm
Great Falls Harvest Festival (aka Pumpkin Fest) @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Great Falls Harvest Festival (aka Pumpkin Fest) Discover us on Avenue A! We are joining the fray of harvest fun once again this fall. Kids and families— make fall seasonal animal crafts at our outdoor tables near the corner of Avenue A and 2nd Street from 2-6 pm. Enjoy our museum exhibits during our special extended open hours from 10 am to 6 pm.
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Bats 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Bats @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Bats 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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Monarch Butterfly StoryWalk® — Gotta Go! Gotta Go! 1:00 pm
Monarch Butterfly StoryWalk® — Gotta Go! Gotta Go! @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
As part of our Third Annual Migration Festival celebration, we are reprising our monarch butterfly StoryWalk®. Join us for a migratory journey at the Discovery Center, as we read together the story of “a teeny-tiny creepy-crawly bug” (a Monarch butterfly caterpillar) in Gotta Go! Gotta Go! The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
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Annual Rag Shag Parade, All along Avenue A 3:00 pm
Annual Rag Shag Parade, All along Avenue A @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Annual Rag Shag Parade, All along Avenue A Special Halloween open hours until 6 pm because we have candy! The Turners Falls VFW invites all ghouls, goblins, and ghosts to a parade along Avenue A. Meet at Food City Parking lot at dusk for the parade.