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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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good exhinit at compact museum

i picked pittsfielsdto see the asian exhibit at this museum. the exhibit was family friendly and had informative text. the exhibit combined ancient articles with contemporary... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Westbury, New York
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118 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

What a great clean slightly small museum that was totally child frineldy. We spent 4 hrs. there this past weekend and the grand children 2, 4, 7 just loved it. At 11 AM there was first a book reading about a truck and then the kids we were moved to a hands on room with plenty of supplies to each... More 

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Woodcliff Lake
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

i picked pittsfielsdto see the asian exhibit at this museum. the exhibit was family friendly and had informative text. the exhibit combined ancient articles with contemporary art, which was interesting.

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A real gem of a museum for all ages. Wonderful sections of Natural History,local history,American History and Art. All set in a lovely Architectural treasure. I have been visiting it since I was a school child and I have always enjoyed it thoroughly! Kids will love the wildlife panoramas, they are awesome.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This museum has an interesting mixture of things to see!! Don't forget to go downstairs and see all the wildlife. The birds made me want to study birds!! The art and artifacts upstairs are truly worth seeing! I especially enjoyed the articles from the trips to the cold northland.. Eskimo artifacts and the story of there arrival in Pittsfield! Interesting!!... More 

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Houston, Texas
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great for kids: aquarium, hands on building projects, stuffed animals/birds. The same appeals to adults as well as interesting paintings and sculpture. There are some historical items as well. The current Asia exhibit is well done. All in all a worthwhile stop.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This museum is a NARM member, which is what attracted me to stop. I hadn't a clue that this small institution is full of such an eclectic collection of the natural world and human experience. While not a huge aquariums, the small one in the basement is fun. But the cool permanent collection on the second floor was the highlight... More 

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nyc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Berkshire Museum has a great Asian show up right now. It is worth a visit. It covers art from China, Japan, Thailand, Tibet and is a lot of fun. Why? Because there are interactive experiences scattered throughout the exhibit. You can try your hand at Japanese brush stroke painting in one area. Or make a puppet in another. The museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Although small, this is a great museum to bring children to. There are areas which are interactive and educational as well as areas that are perfect for discussing past cultures and artist work.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Really fun museum........good collection of "oddities" combined with excellent art exhibit. For families with children there were very good interactive displays.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Plenty of exhibits and things to see. There is usually a featured exhibit, but the standard displays are always a welcome site.

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