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.

Art Naturally

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

Discover nature through story, poetry, and art in our series of FREE Art Naturally programs. Using words and images, instruction, and techniques you create an art piece inspired by the natural world to take home. For adults, teens, and children ages 6 and up (accompanied by an adult). All materials are free. Meet in the […]

Free

Great Hall Exhibit: Visions of the Connecticut River Valley

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

This group show showcases work from regional artists featuring the nature of the Connecticut River, all in support of the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center. See reception and performance details for Sunday May 7 too! If you want to buy any fill-in so artist might contact you: (a percent of which will be […]

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Puppet Parade! For Visions of the Connecticut River Valley

1:30 p.m. Puppet parade starts at Peskeompskut Park 2:00—4:00 p.m., Reception in Great Hall Join musicians, artists, and puppeteers in a celebration of the nature of the Connecticut River watershed. The fun begins at 1:30 p.m. at Peskeompskut Park where MuZen Theater puppeteers start a parade down Avenue A to Great Falls Discovery Center. Then, […]

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Great Hall Reception and Fundraiser: Visions of the Connecticut River Valley

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

1:30 p.m. Puppet parade starts at Peskeompskut Park 2:00—4:00 p.m., Reception in Great Hall Join musicians, artists, and puppeteers in a celebration of the nature of the Connecticut River watershed. The fun begins at 1:30 p.m. at Peskeompskut Park where MuZen Theater puppeteers start a parade down Avenue A to Great Falls Discovery Center. Then, […]

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Art Naturally Series

Discover nature through story, poetry, and art in our series of FREE Art Naturally programs. Using words and images, instruction and techniques you create an art piece inspired by the natural world to take home. For adults, teens, and children ages 6 and up (accompanied by an adult). All materials are free. Meet in the […]

Free

Art Naturally Series

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

Saturday, June 17, 10:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Discover nature through story, poetry, and art in our series of FREE Art Naturally programs. Using words and images, instruction and techniques you create an art piece inspired by the natural world to take home. For adults, teens, and children ages 6 and up (accompanied by an adult). All […]

Free

Fields & Forests—What do bees need? 

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

Help us kick-off Pollinator Week! Make your own native bee habitat by “painting” with yarn, fleece, pre-felt shapes, and soapy water. Will your bees live in a tree trunk or holes in the ground? Will they build their nests with mud or leaves? Learn how important our native bees are and what they need to […]

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ACF Music walk: Musical Fun for Kids & Sidewalk Costume Parade

Start the Antenna Cloud Farm Music Walk Festival at Unity Park at 2 p.m. with live music and family-friendly art-making, and then join in the parade at 2:45 p.m. Stroll along with musicians and DCR park staff for a children’s sidewalk costume parade along 2nd Street to the Great Falls Discovery Center. Make music while […]

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Great Hall Exhibit: Montague Parks & Recreation Young Artist Week

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

July 12 - 26 The Montague Parks & Recreation Summer Camp 2023 celebrates Young Artist Week, bringing their art to the Great Hall. Enjoy works created by children ages 5-12 that focus on local wildlife.

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Art Naturally Series

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

Discover nature through story, poetry, and art in our series of free Art Naturally programs. Using words and images, instruction, and techniques you create an art piece inspired by the natural world to take home. For adults, teens, and children ages 6 and up (accompanied by an adult). All art materials provided. Meet in the […]

Free

Great Hall Exhibit: Portraits in Red – Missing & Murdered Indigenous People Painting Project

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

The murder rate for Native women is about 3 times more than that of most other women. 98% of Indigenous people experience violence in their lifetime, with only a 6% prosecution rate. Athol-based artist Nayana LaFond began painting a portrait, “Lauraina in RED”, in 2020 to support the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous peoples. […]

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Artist Reception: Portraits in Red – Missing & Murdered Indigenous People Painting Project

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

Come meet Nayana LaFond, the artist of "Portraits in Red – Missing & Murdered Indigenous People Painting Project." More about the show: The murder rate for Native women is about 3 times more than that of most other women. 98% of Indigenous people experience violence in their lifetime, with only a 6% prosecution rate. Athol-based […]

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