Calendar

Apr
6
Sat
Berkshire Earth Expo @ Boys and Girls Club
Apr 6 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Berkshire Earth Expo is a community fair focused on energy efficiency, climate resilience, and the protection of nature and our health.  Join us to learn, take action to reduce your energy use, and to save money. This unique event features student exhibits, eco-friendly vendors and organizations, food, games and fun for the kids, arts and crafts, WordxWord, and much more.

The Cooler Communities Challenge makes it easy and convenient for you to take steps to reduce your carbon footprint. By accessing the resources and presentations at the expo, you can choose to make pledges and adopt new habits depending on what makes sense for you. These actions will not only be good for the earth but will save you money as well. The pledges of all attendants will be added up to determine the collective reduction of our community’s carbon footprint.

 I will also attach a flyer and a few photos.

WeeMuse Art Lab @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 6 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WeeMuse Art Lab @ Berkshire Museum

At WeeMuse Art Lab, early learners try fun art-making activities with a science twist! Different kid-safe creative projects are offered during each monthly session.

This week we will use drawing, measuring, and math skills to learn just how tall we are, and whether our arms are longer than our legs as we create our own “Vitruvian Kid” art projects inspired by the exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion.

Designing with da Vinci @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 6 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Designing with da Vinci @ Berkshire Museum

Can you innovate like Leonardo da Vinci? Visitors of all ages are challenged to use design thinking strategies to create and test contraptions based on simple machines in this hands-on gallery program.

Apr
8
Mon
Week of the Young Child: Music Monday Sing-a-Long @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 8 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Week of the Young Child: Music Monday Sing-a-Long @ Berkshire Museum

Use shakers and tambourines, and clap your hands as we learn about rhythm through games and music. Then dance, move, and sing along to some of your favorite tunes with local musician and friend of the Museum Andy Kelly.

Apr
9
Tue
Week of the Young Child: Tasty Tuesday Farm to Table @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 9 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Week of the Young Child: Tasty Tuesday Farm to Table @ Berkshire Museum

Learn about the journey our food takes from the farm to your plate and everything in between! Make your own farm animal mask to wear as you play games, plant seeds, and learn how to make butter.

Apr
10
Wed
Week of the Young Child: Work Together Wednesday @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 10 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Week of the Young Child: Work Together Wednesday @ Berkshire Museum

Discover people in our community who keep us safe. Learn about fire safety from Sparky the Fire Dog, try on costumes, and play act the ways community helpers offer support. We’ll have plenty of time to build our own cities and houses with the big, blue blocks of the Imagination Playground, and everyone will get their own firefighter hat to take home!

Apr
11
Thu
Week of the Young Child: Artsy Thursday Art-Making @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 11 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Week of the Young Child: Artsy Thursday Art-Making @ Berkshire Museum

Get creative with physics and engineering as you use pool noodles, dowels, and more to create your own unique work of art. A special guest from Hancock Shaker Village will be on hand to show us the Shaker box-making process and share other examples of Shaker engineering, art, and craft.

Apr
12
Fri
Week of the Young Child: Family Friday Treasure Hunt @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 12 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Week of the Young Child: Family Friday Treasure Hunt @ Berkshire Museum

Discover the Museum together as a family! Make your way through the galleries as you complete the scavenger hunt, and find the hidden treasure.

Apr
13
Sat
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 13 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village

Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos.

Sensory-Friendly Screening: Hotel Transylvania 3 @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 13 @ 11:00 AM – 12:45 PM
Sensory-Friendly Screening: Hotel Transylvania 3 @ Berkshire Museum

Spend your Saturday morning enjoying a family friendly film in a quiet and dim theater! These screenings are specially designed for families and children with sensory needs and those who have difficulty in a traditional movie screening setting.

During this screening:
– projection brightness will be reduced and can be adjusted for audience comfort
– the volume of the film’s audio will be turned down
– dim house lights will be on during the performance so guests can see their surroundings and move around the theater
– closed captioning will be available upon request.

Recommended for ages 3 to 6.

Designing with da Vinci @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 13 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Designing with da Vinci @ Berkshire Museum

Can you innovate like Leonardo da Vinci? Visitors of all ages are challenged to use design thinking strategies to create and test contraptions based on simple machines in this hands-on gallery program.

Apr
14
Sun
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 14 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village

Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos.

Discovery Tank Program @ Berkshire Museum
Apr 14 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Discovery Tank Program @ Berkshire Museum

Meet the residents of the Berkshire Museum Aquarium’s tide pool tank in this guided, hands-on educational program for all ages. This drop-in experience will be led by a member of the Museum’s staff who can answer your questions and help you interact with the exciting sea creatures in the tank.

Apr
15
Mon
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 15 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village

Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos.

Apr
16
Tue
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 16 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village

Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos.

Grandparents Day during Baby Animals @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 16 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Grandparents Day during Baby Animals @ Hancock Shaker Village

Gram and Gramp, bring the grand kids on Tuesdays. You SAVE $2 and they visit FREE.

Visit our woodworkers in the tannery and try your hand at weaving. Climb on an antique tractor (great photo op) then have a seat for story time. Dress in Shaker clothing, make a traditional craft, and of course, visit the babies. Fun for the young and young-at-heart.

Apr
17
Wed
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 17 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village

Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos.

Apr
18
Thu
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 18 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village

Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos.

Apr
19
Fri
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 19 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village

Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos.

Apr
20
Sat
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village
Apr 20 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Baby Animal Fest @ Hancock Shaker Village

Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep shearing, spinning, and weaving demos.