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Berkshire Museum

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Address: 39 South St (Rte 7), Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone Number: +1 413-443-7171
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Established by Zenas Crane in 1903, Berkshire Museum integrates art...
Established by Zenas Crane in 1903, Berkshire Museum integrates art, history, and natural science in a wide range of programs and exhibitions that inspire educational connections between the disciplines. In association with the Smithsonian since 2013, Berkshire Museum is part of a select group of museums, cultural, educational, and arts organizations that share the Smithsonian's resources with the nation. Located in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts, at 39 South St., the Berkshire Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $13 adult, $6 child; Museum members and children age 3 and under enjoy free admission.
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Fun for kids

We went with a bunch of kids ranging in ages of 4-10. We weren't quite sure what to expect for kids but we were pleasantly surprised. We started at the Spark Lab. There are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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94 reviews 94 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great Asian exhibit just opened. Very tastefully done. Focus on adults but they always consider the kids with stations where they can create things. Rest of museum is god too.

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

They are in the middle of remodeling, and some of the aquariums could have been cleaner, but for the most part we had a nice visit. Great art work and exhibits!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

The Spark Lab was a fun and interactive area for kids. It was also nice to have a small aquarium with plenty of interesting water creatures to see. The reptile room was also a hit. The remainder of the museum was not that great. They were changing over exhibits so there was very little to see. Disappointed that there was... More 

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Paris, France
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186 reviews 186 reviews
46 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

The museum is a wonderful place to visit with young children. There is almost always an exhibit or activity to keep their interest. The aquarium in the basement is an ideal size with easy access for viewing for small kids.

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Boston
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158 reviews 158 reviews
73 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Museum has a wide variety of collections making it a fun and interesting place for all ages. My grandson loved helping to feed the tortoises with lots of other children and then enjoyed the paintings and all the other collections upstairs. Very friendly staff.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Right after you enter three museum, the inner kid is going to come our in you. Simple games can prove too be so great and entertaining for kids. The is so much learning. The innovation center is judged place every kids needs to be taken. Teaches you how too be innovative, utilize resources and bring out the creativity in you.... More 

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new york
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We went with a bunch of kids ranging in ages of 4-10. We weren't quite sure what to expect for kids but we were pleasantly surprised. We started at the Spark Lab. There are about six stations (tables) with different things to do. Circuit boards, balancing blocks to making art with recycled materials. Then we moved on to some of... More 

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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131 reviews 131 reviews
41 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is the type of place where you should meander and not rush. There is quite a lot to see. For example, a section of one floor has all of the birds (stuffed) in the Berkshires, I was able to identify one that I had seen earlier in the day. In the basement, there is a tank where the children... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This museum is always featuring new and interesting programs and exhibits. Go to the Little Cinema for not widely seen movies.

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Riga
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

My wife and me visited the museum to look at the Christmas Tree collection, but when I saw all the beautiful pictures, I forgot about everything else

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