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.

The Great North American Solar Eclipse

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

For this drop-in program, learn about our solar system while viewing the solar eclipse safely! Find out what an eclipse is, make your own sun clock, follow our planetary trail, and while supplies last, get a free pair of safe eclipse viewing glasses. Peak viewing here is at 3:30 p.m. In Massachusetts, we will not […]

Free

Food, Farms, and Factories Documentary series: Polish Americans*

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

This 1998 New England Public Media documentary explores the history of Polish immigrants in the Connecticut River Valley and includes vibrant images of this still thriving community, from its distinctive music and art to its strong faith and traditions. Sponsored by the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association and Mass Humanities for both Expanding Massachusetts Stories and […]

Free

Nice & Easy Walks

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

Easy-paced, 1 to 2-mile guided walk, along the Canalside Rail Trail or downtown Turners Falls, geared for seniors, but open to all. Enjoy natural and local history highlights along the way. Dress for the weather with sturdy footwear and bring water. Inclement weather cancels. 

Free

Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Salamanders

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

All Cooped Up! Music Concert

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

The Franklin County Musicians Cooperative (COOP) features solo artists, established duos, and small group performers who perform an unpredictable mix of folk, rock, country, Celtic, jazz and swing. For all ages Suggested donations of $6-$15. Children are free. Meet in the Great Hall. Full schedule Feel free to share or post where people might be […]

Artists’ Reception – Designing My Library: Work by Sheffield 3rd Grade Students

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

For all ages. Student artwork from the Gill-Montague Regional School District in our Hallway Gallery depicts visions of what a new or renovated town library might be like. Coordinated by Jocelyn Castro-Santos, with Montague Public Libraries. Refreshments provided. On display 3/23—4/30. Meet in the Great Hall.

Free

Nice & Easy Walks

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

Easy-paced, 1 to 2-mile guided walk, along the Canalside Rail Trail or downtown Turners Falls, geared for seniors, but open to all. Enjoy natural and local history highlights along the way. Dress for winter weather, sturdy footwear, and bring water. Inclement weather cancels. Meet at the main entrance.

Free

Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Frogs

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 gathering of musicians play 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. Free and open to the public to come and go at will. For all ages. Meet in the Great Hall.

Free

Indoor StoryWalks® – 999 Tadpoles by Ken Kimura.

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

3/16—4/2: Explore the lives of emerging spring wildlife in 999 Tadpoles by Ken Kimura. For ages 3 and up, accompanied by an adult. Meet at the welcome desk. 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 […]

Free

Nice & Easy Walks

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

Easy-paced, 1 to 2-mile guided walk, along the Canalside Rail Trail or downtown Turners Falls, geared for seniors, but open to all. Enjoy natural and local history highlights along the way. Dress for winter weather, sturdy footwear, and bring water. Inclement weather cancels. Meet at the main entrance.

Free