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Story Walk® Series: Thanks to the Animals 10:00 am
Story Walk® Series: Thanks to the Animals @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Nov 12 2021 @ 10:00 am – Jan 4 2022 @ 6:00 pm
Ongoing, Daily. Enjoy a story, fresh air, and exercise! Join us on the grounds of the center for a FREE series of self-guided StoryWalks® featuring children’s picture books. Follow the path to book pages posted along the route. Wonderful stories await! November 12 through January 4 Thanks to the Animals, by Allen Sockabasin. For young readers ages 6-8 and anyone grateful for wildlife and storytelling. 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 service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. This StoryWalk® is provided by Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Interpretive Services.    
Great Hall Exhibit – Junior Duck Stamps: Connecting Youth with Nature through Science and Art 10:00 am
Great Hall Exhibit – Junior Duck Stamps: Connecting Youth with Nature through Science and Art @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Dec 2 2021 @ 10:00 am – Jan 2 2022 @ 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 2021 Junior Duck Stamp competition!
Quack! Quack! A Self- Guided Duck Investigation Station 10:00 am
Quack! Quack! A Self- Guided Duck Investigation Station @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Dec 2 2021 @ 10:00 am – Jan 2 2022 @ 4:00 pm
See the 2021 Junior Duck Stamp exhibit and then enjoy scavenger hunts, quizzes, and crafts in the Great Hall at a self-guided investigation station all about ducks. A variety of activities for different ages will be available. Grab an activity to go or practice social distancing at one of the craft tables.
First Day Hike 1:00 pm
First Day Hike @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Saturday, January 1, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Enjoy a leisurely three-mile stroll down the Canalside Rail Trail and get the New Year started off on a Great Falls note. This family friendly hike follows a gentle route and provides an opportunity to discover the abundant natural, historical, and cultural features that make the Center and rail trail such an amazing State Park! Be prepared for cold weather: dress in layers and wear winter boots. Dogs are welcome on leash. Meet at 1 p.m. outside the main entrance of the Great Falls Discovery Center. Hike begins at 1:15 p.m.
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Great Hall Exhibit: The Northfield Chateau – Remembered, Revisited 10:00 am
Great Hall Exhibit: The Northfield Chateau – Remembered, Revisited @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm
Jack Nelson presents an architecturally accurate ceramic model of the Northfield Chateau. The exhibit includes interior and exterior photos, artifacts, a brief history of the architect Bruce Price, a brief history of the owner Francis Robert Schell, and, perhaps, most important, the usage of the Chateau as it evolved overtime to a most revered building with decades of memories. View a six-foot panorama photograph taken from the roof of the Chateau in 1906 upon completion of the Chateau.  
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POSTPONED TO SNOW DATE JAN. 16 – Great Hall Exhibit Reception: The Northfield Chateau – Remembered, Revisited 1:00 pm
POSTPONED TO SNOW DATE JAN. 16 – Great Hall Exhibit Reception: The Northfield Chateau – Remembered, Revisited @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
POSTPONED TO SNOW DATE JANUARY 16 – Get an introduction to the Northfield Chateau and meet the artist Jack Nelson. Light refreshments may be provided, depending on current Covid guidance. Snow date is Sunday, January 16.  
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Postponed – Musica Franklin Community Concert 3:00 pm
Postponed – Musica Franklin Community Concert @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Postponed. Check back in March or April when Musica Franklin presents a community concert, including guest artists.  
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Great Hall Reception: The Northfield Chateau – Remembered, Revisited 1:00 pm
Great Hall Reception: The Northfield Chateau – Remembered, Revisited @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Get an introduction to the Northfield Chateau and meet the artist Jack Nelson. Light refreshments may be provided, depending on current Covid guidance. Snow date is Sunday, January 16.  
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