Events

The Great Falls Discovery Center hosts community programs and events, rotating art exhibits in our Great Hall and a Coffee House hosted by the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center.

StoryWalk® — Ruby’s Birds

Great Falls Discovery Center 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA, United States

Ongoing, May 9—June 25 Enjoy a story, fresh air and exercise! Join us on the Center’s grounds for a free self-guided StoryWalk® featuring the children’s picture book Ruby’s Birds by Mya Thompson, for readers ages 3-7 and everyone who celebrates birds. Follow the path to book pages posted along the route.  The StoryWalk® Project was […]

Free

Nice & Easy Walk

Great Falls Discovery Center 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA, United States

Easy-paced, 1 to 2-mile guided walk, along the Canalside Rail Trail or downtown Turners Falls, geared for seniors, but open to all. Enjoy natural and local history highlights along the way. Dress for the weather with sturdy footwear and bring water. Inclement weather cancels. Meet at the main entrance.

Free

Great Falls Coffeehouse Presents: Talamana Duo

Great Falls Discovery Center 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA, United States

Join us for the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center’s concert series featuring local talent. Enjoy original music with jazz, folk, and world music elements from the Talamana Duo.  Refreshments available. Sliding scale suggested donations, all in support of educational programming at the Center. For all ages. Meet in the Great Hall. Full schedule Feel […]

sliding scale donation

A French/Breton Jam Session

Great Falls Discovery Center 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA, United States

Sunday, June 16, 2:30— 4:30 p.m. An informal group of musicians gather to play the enchanting traditional dance music from France and Brittany, commonly known as bal folk. Please note, this is not a performance but rather a coming together of musically minded friends. The event is free and open to the public to come […]

Free

Revealed: The Amazing Story of Armored Mud Balls and Friends Annual Meeting

Great Falls Discovery Center 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA, United States

Jurassic armored mud balls - one of the rarest sedimentary rock structures on the planet! Prof. Richard Little explains how he discovered them, how they formed, and why they’re so rare. Featuring stories of plate tectonics, floods, changing climates, and suspension bridges! Sponsored by the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center. This presentation is […]

Free

Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Turtles

Great Falls Discovery Center 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA, United States

For ages 3—6, accompanied by an adult. Learn more about our wildlife neighbors in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, activities, and crafts. Activities are indoors and outdoors, weather permitting. Siblings and friends welcome. Meet in the Great Hall. Special thanks to Montague Public Libraries for bringing books on each topic for you to […]

Free

Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Eagles

Great Falls Discovery Center 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA, United States

For ages 3—6, accompanied by an adult. Learn more about our wildlife neighbors in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, activities, and crafts. Activities are indoors and outdoors, weather permitting. Siblings and friends welcome. Meet in the Great Hall.  Special thanks to Montague Public Libraries for bringing books on each topic for you […]

Free