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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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12:00 pm - 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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Boston
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157 reviews 157 reviews
73 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
80 helpful votes 80 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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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28 reviews 28 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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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This place is a great place to bring your kids on a rainy day. The price to get in is a little pricey but it is worth it.

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Boston
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We went to see the National Geographic photography exhibit: Lions & Tigers & Bears: Through the Lens with National Geographic, an exhibition of compelling wildlife photography by three award-winning photographers. We expected awe-inspiring photos, but got 'nice' photos and one spectacular one. The decorated Christmas trees were cute, but, again, not anything to remember. All in all...cute. (The store nearby,... More 

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New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is a cute museum if you haven't been already. They are in the middle of changing around the displays, but kids will only really like the certain areas that mainly stay the same.

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New Jersey
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199 reviews 199 reviews
43 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Great place to spend a half-day. Cool mix of natural history (lots of taxidermied animals), antiquities (even a mummy with an x-ray), Native American art (a real wigwam!). We were there during the "Festival of Trees," which gave a good sense of the organizations in the area. The aquarium is small and a little sad but fine for little kids.... More 

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