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.

Connecticut River Log Drives

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

Between 1870 and 1915, millions of logs were driven down the Connecticut River from the North Woods to Holyoke. Let’s explore the log drives and the brazen men who made it happen.  

Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Insects

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

For ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. Learn more about our wildlife neighbors who share our home. Program includes a story, activities, and a craft. Activities are indoors and outdoors, weather permitting. Siblings and friends welcome. Meet in the Great Hall.  

Nice and Easy Walk

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

An easy-paced, 1 to 2-mile guided walk, along the Canalside Rail Trail or downtown Turners Falls, geared for seniors, but open to all ages. Join others seeking fresh air and exercise. A DCR Park Interpreter highlights local history and natural scenes along the way. Be prepared for the weather. Wear appropriate clothing and sturdy boots. […]

Snowy Indoor StoryWalks®- Rabbit’s Snow Dance

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

Rabbit’s Snow Dance, by James and Joseph Bruchac. Explore the lives of active and resting winter wildlife. For ages 3 and up, accompanied by an adult. Meet at the welcome desk. *The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Story Walk® is a registered […]

Keeping It Cool: Ice Harvesting

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

Ever wonder what people used before refrigerators? Ice boxes! Let’s learn about ice harvesting on the Connecticut River which provided ice for food storage and winter jobs. See tools used in ice harvesting and what it took to be an ice harvester. Image courtesy of Montague Historical Society.  

Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Rabbits

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

For ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. Learn more about our wildlife neighbors who share our home. Program includes a story, activities, and a craft. Activities are indoors and outdoors, weather permitting. Siblings and friends welcome. Meet in the Great Hall.  

Nice and Easy Walk

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

An easy-paced, 1 to 2-mile guided walk, along the Canalside Rail Trail or downtown Turners Falls, geared for seniors, but open to all ages. Join others seeking fresh air and exercise. A DCR Park Interpreter highlights local history and natural scenes along the way. Be prepared for the weather. Wear appropriate clothing and sturdy boots. […]

Snowy Indoor StoryWalks® – Tracks in the Snow

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

1/21—1/29: Tracks in the Snow, by Wong Herbert Yee Explore the lives of active and resting winter wildlife. For ages 3 and up, accompanied by an adult. Meet at the welcome desk. *The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Story Walk® is a […]

Free

Who’s Been Here? A Tracking Adventure

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

Let’s go outside and see who’s been here in the snow. Investigate the mysterious signs that wildlife leave behind. Program includes an indoor story, scavenger hunts, and crafts. Bundle up! For ages 3 – 8 with a parent or guardian. Siblings and friends welcome. Meet inside the main entrance.  

Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Groundhogs

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

For ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. Learn more about our wildlife neighbors who share our home. Program includes a story, activities, and a craft. Activities are indoors and outdoors, weather permitting. Siblings and friends welcome. Meet in the Great Hall.  

Free

Nice and Easy Walk

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

An easy-paced, 1 to 2-mile guided walk, along the Canalside Rail Trail or downtown Turners Falls, geared for seniors, but open to all ages. Join others seeking fresh air and exercise. A DCR Park Interpreter highlights local history and natural scenes along the way. Be prepared for the weather. Wear appropriate clothing and sturdy boots. […]

Free