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Museum Break

Pack up your family. Head north. And make your winter break a true work of art. Our Museum Break package offers your family the opportunity to take advantage of all the nearby Berkshire Museum has to offer and then some.  This one night package includes: Overnight accommodations, 2 adult tickets to museum (Kids’ tickets can be purchased at the Front Desk), kids Eat Free when ordering from Kid’s Menu, children 10 and under receive a Lego toy upon check-in.

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The fun doesn’t stop. There’s plenty going on nearby including:

KIDS COOKING

KIDS COOKING

Let your kids loose in our kitchen! On February 17, from 2pm-4pm, join us for an afternoon of culinary fun as we make delicious mac ‘n cheese, fresh veggies and hummus and wiggle worm dirt pudding. There will be a 20 person max to ensure that we all fit in the kitchen and you must be between the ages of 6-15 years old to attend. $25 per child. Advance reservations required. Reserve your spot by February 15 by calling 413.358.4741.

TEN DAYS OF PLAY

TEN DAYS OF PLAY

The Museum once again will host Ten Days of Play during Pittsfield’s 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival. It’s the perfect place for your kids to play, create, improvise, learn, and flex their creative muscles! Kids can innovate with the Imagination Playground and explore a Lego station courtesy of Pley, an architectural building set from Bilderhoos, and a Tegu magnetic block station. Come play, create, improvise, and learn! Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 21 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Included with regular Museum admission.

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ARTZOO

ARTZOO

The family-friendly exhibition ArtZoo is on view at the Berkshire Museum this winter from January 23 to May 1, 2016. Set out on an exciting excursion through ArtZoo and discover a magnificent menagerie of creatures portrayed in photography, painting, sculpture, ceramic, video, and more. This wild kingdom of animals from every corner of the world is grouped by species, as in a real zoo, and displayed with scientific specimens and engaging interactive stations. Artists have been portraying animals and birds since the days of the cave paintings, and ArtZoo is a panoply of such animals in art, showcasing loaned works of art created by contemporary artists and photographers as well as pieces gathered from the Museum’s permanent collections.

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Spark!Lab

Spark!Lab

Spark!Lab is an educational, interactive work space developed at the Smithsonian Institution by the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Spark!Lab is a hands-on, creative laboratory that engages children and families in the process of innovation.

Spark!Lab features ten activities that challenge visitors to solve problems through their own resourcefulness using materials and tools provided in the space. Each activity invites visitors to discover a new way to perform a task, find a solution to a practical problem, or otherwise “think outside the box.”

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THE BEACON

THE BEACON

Grab your tickets and the popcorn for a fun family or date night.

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10 x 10

10 x 10

It’s going to be a big week of fun. From plays at Barrington Stage Company to comedy shows to dance parties, the 10 x 10 Upstreet Arts Festival is going to be a good time for all.

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THE LIBRARY

THE LIBRARY

Don’t miss one of the best movies of the year – Inside Out! The Berkshire Athenaeum is playing this family friendly movie on Thursday, February 18 at 2pm. Grab lunch at Eat and then head over!

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