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Address: 21 Edwards St, Springfield, MA 01103-1548
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+1 413-263-6800
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Springfield Museums, located in the heart of downtown Springfield,...

The Springfield Museums, located in the heart of downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, is comprised of four world-class museums covering art, history, and science, plus the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden.

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We visited the history and science museums. The science museum was decent - would probably be better for those with young kids. We were able to get through it fairly quickly. I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 2, 2017
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Carthage, New York
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Carthage, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

We visited the history and science museums. The science museum was decent - would probably be better for those with young kids. We were able to get through it fairly quickly. I immensely enjoyed the Springfield history museum. I learned so much about Springfield and the Indian motorcycle exhibit was wonderful. I did think the admission cost was a little... More 

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SpringfieldMuseums, Social Media Admin at Springfield Museums, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Jillian! We hope you'll be back soon! More 

Springfield
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

Went to a friend's wedding in the Springfield museum, oh my goodness what a great time.my daughter Went to art classes she had a blast

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SpringfieldMuseums, Social Media Admin at Springfield Museums, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, leroyt205! Sounds like you've been able to see the very diverse things our Museums have to offer. Hope you'll be back soon! More 

Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

The museums at the Quadrangle have an great variety of attractions - two art museums, a science museum, a history museum, and a library. I have visited many times and have never left disappointed. The planetarium in the science museum is my personal favorite and has a fascinating history - make sure to ask about it. Make sure to visit... More 

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SpringfieldMuseums, Social Media Admin at Springfield Museums, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, ustraveler97! Our planetarium is certainly a unique (and sometimes underappreciated) feature at the Museums. Glad to hear you were able to take full advantage of your visits. Hope you'll be back soon! More 

Ludlow, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

The museums are nice for a smaller city. They sit in an era called the Quadrangle. The buildings themselves are historical so that's nice. Unfortunately, they sit right in the heart of downtown Springfield which can be very dangerous, even in the middle of the day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

What an incredible museum showing how central Springfield used to be to American manufacturing. Every company based in Springfield is covered here, with great exhibits of planes, Indian motorcycles, cars, Friendly's ice cream ... you name it. Sad, given how little manufacturing is left in the US.

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SpringfieldMuseums, Social Media Admin at Springfield Museums, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Corgi_Oh! It really is amazing how much there is to showcase in terms of manufacturing and industry in Springfield alone. Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll be back soon. More 

Mass, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

The Museum is first class and offers a great varity of exhibits! There is enough on exhibit to offer a full day of enjoyment for the whole family!

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SpringfieldMuseums, Social Media Admin at Springfield Museums, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, johnsZ9339HP! Glad to hear you and your family enjoyed your trip. Hope you'll be back soon! More 

New London, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

We have never seen the museums around the area so i figured we'd bring the kids. It was nice for kids.

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SpringfieldMuseums, Social Media Admin at Springfield Museums, responded to this review

Hi Emily-- Thank for the great review! We're happy you stopped by for a visit. We hope your whole family will be back for the opening of our Dr. Seuss Museum in June 2017. More 

Simsbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Took two 7 year olds on a day off from school.Went to all 4 museums,went to the Blake House Cafe for lunch.Spent 3.5 hrs here including time for lunch.We all had fun,lots for them and lots for me (as an adult).

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SpringfieldMuseums, Social Media Admin at Springfield Museums, responded to this review

Thank you, Nicola, for this wonderful review! The museums prides themselves on the variety and amount of things to see and do. It sounds like you took full advantage of your trip here and we hope you'll be back soon to discover more! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

The fours museums and structures are located around a beautiful quadrangle. One fairly reasonable admission price for all the museums. Give yourself plenty of time for there is a lot to see. The Science Museum has dinosaur skeletons, Native American and African artifacts along with stuffed animal displays. The Museum of Fine Arts has works representing all periods of Art... More 

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Thanks for the great review, John! We hope you'll be back to visit soon. More 

Manhattan, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

The whole area is beautiful. Outside even though chilly was nice to walk around. The planetarium is one of the oldest in the country. Very nice walking

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Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed the area (despite the cold!). More 

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