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Half Day Discovery Day: Leaves Investigation Station, Welcome Desk 1:00 pm
Half Day Discovery Day: Leaves Investigation Station, Welcome Desk @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Gill-Montague school students get a half day off on October 2nd and 23rd. Why not discover something new? Join us in a self-guided investigation station exploring our beloved New England fall foliage, and play a game of leaf peeping bike path B-I-N-G-O. For ages 6 and up, accompanied by an adult.
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour: Bears, Great Hall 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour: Bears, Great Hall @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 4 @ 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, interactive games, 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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Bat Day, Great Hall 1:00 pm
Bat Day, Great Hall @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Amanda Melinchuk, Bat Research Monitor with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, shares her expertise and talk about the myths and misconceptions surrounding bats, why bats are important, the bats in Massachusetts, threats to bats such as White-nose Syndrome, what you can do to help bats, and information on bat houses. Followed by Q & A.
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour: Squirrels, Great Hall 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour: Squirrels, Great Hall @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 11 @ 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, interactive games, 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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Art Naturally: Discover Nature Through Story and Art, Great Hall 10:30 am
Art Naturally: Discover Nature Through Story and Art, Great Hall @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
This is the fifth in a series of water-themed programs in the Great Hall featuring stories and art, soaking up the natural world as we go. The story book pages from A Drop of Water by Gordon Morrison are on display. Make a small nature-weaving using plants and grasses like those living near our ponds, streams, marshes, and swamps. For ages 6 and up, accompanied by an adult. Teens and adults are welcome too!
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour: Bats, Great Hall 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour: Bats, Great Hall @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 18 @ 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, interactive games, 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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Great Falls Fest 2:00 pm
Great Falls Fest @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Discover us on Avenue A! We are joining the fray of harvest fun this fall during the Great Falls Fest, also known as Pumpkin Fest. Kids and families— make fall seasonal animal crafts at our outdoor tables on the Avenue, from 2-6 pm. Enjoy our museum exhibits during our open hours from 10 am-6 pm.
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Half Day Discovery Day: Leaves Investigation Station, Welcome Desk 1:00 pm
Half Day Discovery Day: Leaves Investigation Station, Welcome Desk @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Gill-Montague school students get a half day off on October 2nd and 23rd. Why not discover something new? Join us in a self-guided investigation station exploring our beloved New England fall foliage, and play a game of leaf peeping bike path B-I-N-G-O. For ages 6 and up, accompanied by an adult.
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