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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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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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Hurray It’s Spring! A Lyric Celebration of Mud Season 2:00 pm
Hurray It’s Spring! A Lyric Celebration of Mud Season @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  Join your emcees, poets Chris Sawyer-Lauḉanno and Janel Nockleby, as they welcome musician and poet Daniel Hales, poet and novelist Corwin Ericson, and poet Trish Crapo, to a lyric celebration of mud season. Wear your muck boots and join in with the open mic (3 minutes per reader). Meet in the Great Hall.
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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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Park Serve Day: Give a Day, Make a Difference 12:00 pm
Park Serve Day: Give a Day, Make a Difference @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 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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