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.

Earth Week Investigation Station and Indoor StoryWalk® – One Earth

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

Join us at the welcome desk during school vacation week for activities to inspire taking care of where we live. Enjoy indoor and outdoor scavenger hunts, crafts, and activities to honor the Earth, our shared home. Includes the indoor StoryWalk® — One Earth by Eileen Spinelli, which is an invitation to both celebrate our planet and […]

Free

Park Serve Day: Give a Day, Make a Difference

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

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. For any special accommodations or needs you may have for the day, please call (413) 863-3221. Bring your own water and snack. Registration:  https://www.mass.gov/info-details/dcr-park-serve-day. For ages 6 […]

Free

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

Smokey Bear’s 80th Birthday Party!

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

Free and for all ages. Join Wildland Firefighters from the DCR Bureau of Fire Control & Forestry. Hear a reading of the Smokey Bear Story at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. Learn about campfire safety. Tour a Wildland Fire Engine, try a scavenger hunt, and at 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. meet Smokey Bear himself! Take home […]

Free