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.

StoryWalk® — Dear Treefrog

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

For families with children. 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 Dear Treefrog by Joyce Sidman for readers ages 4-7 and everyone who celebrates frogs. Follow the path to book pages posted along the route.  The StoryWalk® Project was […]

Free

Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Coyotes

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

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

Free

Great Hall Exhibit:  Local Birds in Colored Pencil

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

Artist Mark Majeski takes photographs of birds and plants and arranges them into collages as a guide for his drawings. Using this process, he emphasizes the coloration and behavior of commonly seen Massachusetts birds.

Free

Great Falls Coffeehouse Presents: Michael Nix & Gloria Matlock

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

Join us for the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center’s concert series featuring local talent. Enjoy blues, spirituals, and more with Michael Nix and Gloria Matlock playing banjar and guitar. Refreshments available. Sliding scale suggested donations, all in support of educational programming at the Center. For all ages. Meet in the Great Hall.

sliding scale donation

Kidleidoscope Story Hour – River Otters

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

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

Free

A French/Breton Jam Session

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

An informal group of musicians gathers to play the enchanting traditional dance music from France and Brittany, commonly known as bal folk. Please note, this is not a performance but rather a coming together of musically minded friends. The event is free and open to the public to come and go at will. Meet in […]

Free

An Intro to French/Breton Dancing

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

You’ve heard the music, now learn the dances! A very informal introduction to the dances that accompany the bal folk music played at the French/Breton session (see above). Note: to protect the floor of the Great Hall, bring clean soled or dance shoes for dancing. Please, no fresh-off-the-street shoes. Meet in the Great Hall.

Free