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.

Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Snakes

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

Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Bobcats

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

Smokey Bear’s 80th Birthday Party!

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

Free and for all ages. Join Wildland Firefighters from the DCR Bureau of Fire Control & Forestry. Hear a reading of the Smokey Bear Story at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. Learn about campfire safety. Tour a Wildland Fire Engine, try a scavenger hunt, and at 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. meet Smokey Bear himself! Take home […]

Free

Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Eagles

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.  Special thanks to Montague Public Libraries for bringing books on each topic for you […]

Free

Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Turtles

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. Special thanks to Montague Public Libraries for bringing books on each topic for you to […]

Free

Revealed: The Amazing Story of Armored Mud Balls and Friends Annual Meeting

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

Jurassic armored mud balls - one of the rarest sedimentary rock structures on the planet! Prof. Richard Little explains how he discovered them, how they formed, and why they’re so rare. Featuring stories of plate tectonics, floods, changing climates, and suspension bridges! Sponsored by the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center. This presentation is […]

Free

A French/Breton Jam Session

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

Sunday, June 16, 2:30— 4:30 p.m. An informal group of musicians gather 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 […]

Free