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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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A hidden gem

A real gem worthy of a bigger city. Always changing with top level exhibits.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2012
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Pittsfield
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Took 1.5 and 2.5. Saw aquarium and science hands on floor. Loved it. We are going back, just for us!

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Sheffield MA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Great for kids. The exhibits are basic and entertaining for a younger group. I did find the passport helpful in keeping the older kids connected to the ezperience.

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

Pretty good for a small town museum. Several interactive activities spread through out the facility which are of interest to adults and children. Exhibits are easy to navigate. Parking can be a challenge. Check the exhibit schedule to see if the rotating exhibits are of interest. There is also a theatre in the facility which offers separately ticketed shows for... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012 via mobile

We went to the museum on a tuesday morning with our boys (5 and 6). We were worried because the only parking we could find was on the street - signs said 90 minute parking. Not to worry, you won't be inside that long. The Dino room was disappointing and the aquarium was tiny. There were 2 "touch tanks" -... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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355 reviews 355 reviews
128 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

This is a children's museum, science and industry, and art museum rolled into one. Our family with small children enjoyed our visit and hands on activities (digging for dinosaur bones, touch tank, exhibit search). Membership to the museum is good buy and provides access to a number of other museums. The second floor houses art; the temporary exhibits can be... More 

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Management response:

Thanks for the review, Int_Bus_Travel! The Native American exhibition is actually coming up, please visit our website for the details and we hope to see you again! More 

Kent, Connecticut
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134 reviews 134 reviews
14 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Many people don't know about the Berkshire Museum and that is a shame because it is a great small museum with interesting collections and fascinating exhibitions that keep things fresh. Plenty of things to interest young people. Several years ago there was a great exhibit on germs and also a live stage show of African music and dance that was... More 

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Pittsfield
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

A real gem worthy of a bigger city. Always changing with top level exhibits.

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Berkshire M, Public Relations Manager at Berkshire Museum, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit! We're gearing up for another round of changes for our summer exhibitions; hope to see you soon! More 

Norway, Maine
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Our family (2 adults and 3 teens) has visited this museum two times in recent visits to the Berkshires. The permanent exhibits (e.g. geological, natural history, small aquarium, and hands-on rooms devoted to the theme of innovation in creativity and science) are excellent. The temporary exhibits (two years ago on armor; this year on Audubon and birds) were world-class.

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Berkshire M, Public Relations Manager at Berkshire Museum, responded to this review

We're glad everyone had a good time here! Visit us again soon as we're getting ready to roll out the summer/fall exhibitions and programs! More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Curretnly there is an excellent Audubon exhibit, with so many stuffed birds and paintings and a demonstration of Audubon's painting techniques.

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Berkshire M, Public Relations Manager at Berkshire Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review stacydelao! We're glad you enjoyed your visit. Our next big exhibition opens in July and features Native American contemporary art - we hope you'll have time to visit us again! More 

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75 reviews 75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Easy to park, easy to get around. Great for families. The Audobon Exhibit it wonderful.

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Berkshire M, Public Relations Manager at Berkshire Museum, responded to this review

Hi Parmalat, Thank you for the review! We're glad you enjoyed the Audubon exhibition and hope you visit us again! Jenn Gomez Berkshire Museum More 

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