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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.
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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.
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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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Celebrate Massachusetts Art Week with “Your Exquisite Corpse” 10:00 am
Celebrate Massachusetts Art Week with “Your Exquisite Corpse” @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Celebrate Massachusetts Art Week with “Your Exquisite Corpse” Join Nina Rossi for a collaborative and interactive exhibit based on the Surrealist game of Exquisite Corpse. Figure paintings with the Head/Shoulders and Legs/Feet executed by two different artists will be exhibited. Accompanying each figure will be a short text or poem also created by multiple writers and poets. Visitors will have opportunities to interact with the event, including a chance to have the artists and writers use them as inspiration. They may have their head/Shoulders or Legs/Feet photographed by the artists for use in the Exquisite Corpse project. Visitors can watch artists create Exquisite Corpse paintings from photo sources during event. They may contribute random text for use in the stories that complete each Exquisite Corpse.
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