Events

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Art Exhibit: Junior Duck Stamps—Connecting Youth with Nature Through Science and Art 3:00 pm
Art Exhibit: Junior Duck Stamps—Connecting Youth with Nature Through Science and Art @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Nov 8 2019 @ 3:00 pm – Jan 3 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Young students from Kindergarten to High School submit artwork for a statewide art contest. In the process, they gain awareness of the importance of preserving wetland habitats and the delights of wildlife. Come see the top Massachusetts youth entries for the 2019 Junior Duck Stamp competition!
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Beavers 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Beavers @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Come learn about our wildlife neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, activities, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. For ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.
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It’s a Wonderful Night in Turners Falls …  for the Birds! 2:00 pm
It’s a Wonderful Night in Turners Falls …  for the Birds! @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  Meet in the Great Hall to craft bird feeders for our winter friends as part of It’s a Wonderful Night in Turners Falls —a town-wide RiverCulture event. Which birds will show up at your feeder? What do they eat? Bird feeder making continues the next day, Saturday, 11 am to 2 pm. For all ages.
Awesome Art in Motion Dance Performance 5:30 pm
Awesome Art in Motion Dance Performance @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Dec 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
  It’s a Wonderful Night in Turners Falls for dance too! Join Awesome Art in Motion, a Turners Falls based creative dance company for elementary children, for an informal showing of their newest dance piece, an exploration of what it means to be at once a unique individual and a member of a group. Free.
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It’s a Wonderful Afternoon in Turners Falls …  for the Birds! 11:00 am
It’s a Wonderful Afternoon in Turners Falls …  for the Birds! @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  Meet in the Great Hall to craft bird feeders for our winter friends as part of It’s a Wonderful Night in Turners Falls —a town-wide RiverCulture event. Which birds will show up at your feeder? What do they eat? For all ages.
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Winter Birds 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Winter Birds @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Dec 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Come learn about our wildlife neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, activities, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. For ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.
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Special December Vacation Week Hours and Investigation Stations 10:00 am
Special December Vacation Week Hours and Investigation Stations @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Dec 26 2019 @ 10:00 am – Jan 5 2020 @ 4:00 pm
  Take a break from the holidays and stop by the Center’s investigation stations, explore our habitat dioramas, try a scavenger hunt for animals in our Connecticut River Watershed, or draw your own Junior Duck Stamp. Closed on Christmas Day. Open 12/26 through 1/5. Open on New Year’s Day.
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – River Otters 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – River Otters @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Dec 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Come learn about our wildlife neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, activities, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. For ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.
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Rocking with the Fossils: A Family Program 1:00 pm
Rocking with the Fossils: A Family Program @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Dec 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  Examine a simulated version of Dinosaur Footprints Reservation and make inferences about the track makers. Photos and investigations demonstrate what it takes to become a fossil and where they are most likely found. Make your own “fossil” to take home. For children age 6-12 with their grown-ups, siblings, and curious adults. Meet inside the Great Hall.
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