The Springfield Science Museum covers all of the basic topics in science - from geology to physics -- and covers several of them in depth. Luckily for families, the topics that the Springfield Science Museum covers in depth include space, reptiles, and dinosaurs -- so, in other words, this museum will probably appeal to your children just as much as you, but maybe for different reasons.
One remarkable fact about this museum is that it features the first planetarium ever built in the United States. (If one goes to The Museum of Springfield History, which one might not expect it to be so fascinating -- so many things were invented in Springfield! -- and the American planetarium is yet another thing invented in Springfield, MA.)
The Springfield Science Museum's planetarium is the only planetarium in the U.S. built before World War II that was not designed by the famous Zeiss Brothers. In other words, the planetarium is worth a look -- not only because it's cool-looking on the inside and occasionally hosts special exhibits, but because it is a piece of American history.
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