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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
41 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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198 reviews 198 reviews
43 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I had been to the Berkshire Museum a couple years ago for a gecko exhibit, yet I knew nothing of the Little Cinema until a friend mentioned that they were doing a Halloween movie showing (the previously unreleased in the US film House) on October 30th. It's a very nice little theater, and needs to be advertised more to attract... More 

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Rome, New York
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21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

There was no motif that I could see. We had Feigenbaum Hall, which was a bunch of innovational models. We had the Worlds in Miniature, which consisted of model samples of topography and animals in various regions of the world. We had the Berkshire Backyard, with an extensive array of stuffed birds and some stuffed mammals. We had a display... More 

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