Springfield Museums
Springfield Museums
4.5
Natural History MuseumsScience MuseumsArt MuseumsChildren's MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Jerome M
Gary, IN1,625 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
We came to town for the Basketball Hall of Fame and found this museum. It was a very pleasant surprise and extremely worth the trip. This museum has many historical things, but a large amount of information on games. There are hands on exhibits and some amazing things (etch-a-sketch of Michael Jackson). You can easily spend 2, 3 or 4 hours in the museum. You will enjoy it.
Written 30 May 2020
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Lee L
Valhalla, NY2,143 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
This is a collection of museums that you can go and visit with 1 ticket.
The Dr Seuss Sculpture Museum is in the courtyard around the other buildings, it is of his famous characters, and they were done by his stepdaughter.
It is easiest to start at the planetarium and science museum because that is where you have to pay or pick up your ticket. The exhibits are a nice walk through of dinosaurs, Africa, Native American culture, space and an exhibit on New England animals.
The George Walter Vincent Smith Museum has a collection of Asian antiques and Middle eastern carpets. I like the samurai armor and various swords and weapons. They also have a plaster cast hall which has replicas of many famous sculptures in other museums like the Vatican Museum or the Louvre.
The Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum is mainly European Art which had a couple exhibits by current artists on the first floor.
The Springfield History Museum tells of the story of the city and has various exhibits on residents and businesses. They have Dr Seuss car here with a Grinch license Plate
The Dr Seuss Museum is obviously geared towards children with all his favorite characters in rooms based on their stories. On the second floor they do have a lot of exhibits about his life, some correspondence and awards that he won.
None of museums really blew me away but they all had some things that were interesting to me and it was a good way to spend a few hours.
Written 11 November 2023
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Andrew B
Somerville, MA1,286 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
There are five museums plus a sculpture garden that make of the Springfield Museums. They cover science, art and local history. People of all ages can find interesting, entertaining things here. People could easily spend a whole day exploring the Springfield Museums.
Written 24 April 2021
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KMMRAM
Dracut, MA23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
A real treat for travelers who want a comprehensive view of art, science, industry and Dr Suese. Five museum buildings within a few steps of each other all very well laid out and can provide a full days worth of information and activity for individuals and families. Admission covers all five buildings and there will be something of interest for all from great art, to motorcycles and machines to dinosaur fossils and sculpture garden. Very well done!!!
Written 21 July 2021
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Christa B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
These museums are a "hidden" gem. The Dr. Seuss museum is really for young children with just a small area upstairs for historical information. The two art museums are impressive as is the Springfield History Museum. The science museum could really use some updating but young children may find it interesting. Packing a picnic lunch is recommended as the cafe onsite had limited options. The staff were friendly and helpful and the free parking was wonderful. A good time!!
Written 5 May 2022
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luvtravel88
United States608 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
This is a lovely complex of museums. There was a Science Museum, Natural History Museum, Fine Arts Museum, History Museum and Dr. Seuss Museum. The museums are not very large but the exhibits have been well chosen. The galleries make a rectangle on each floor making it easy to see everything. The Dr. Seuss Museum had interactive exhibits on the first floor for children and the second floor was a museum of items from Theodor Geissel's life.
The Fine Arts museum had some lovely European art as well as several pieces of Impressionist art by Monet, Degas, Pissaro and Renoir.
The History Museum had nice exhibit of the history of bicycles, cars and motorcycles.
There was a nice little cafe for a quick lunch.
Masks are required everywhere, indoors and out and everyone complied.
Written 18 September 2021
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dmbia
Iowa283 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I arrived on foot, having come from the Springfield Armory up the road. There are signs warning those entering on foot that they must check in at the welcome center, but there is no indication where that welcome center actually is. I tried going into one of the museums (since I had already bought a ticket online), but a rather rude guard told me I'd have to visit the welcome center first. Again, there was no signage for where that welcome center was. It turns out that the primary entrance is by a parking lot at the opposite side of the complex. They should at the very least have the route there from other possible entrances clearly signed. They don't seem very welcoming at all to pedestrian visitors, though.

Once I finally did find the "official" entrance, my visit to the museums was very nice. The complex includes several different co-ticketed museums. The most famous is the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss and its associated sculpture garden. These were interesting, but would not alone have been worth the trip. What I found far more interesting was the museum of Springfield history, a barely visited place on the opposite side of the parking lot. They have a huge collection of exhibits that do an excellent job of explaining all aspects of local history. I also very much enjoyed the science museum.
Written 4 August 2022
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Ron H
Rockford, IL559 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Plan to spend the day at this variety of museums, all centrally located. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day. There are museums of natural history, art, and much more. They offer discounts, so inquire, especially free admission to veterans, which is not listed on their entrance price board, but is listed on the web sight. Google the entire group of museums and plan for a wonderful, educational time for old and young alike. My last visit here was a school class visit, 65 years ago and it was wonderful then. Now, it is fantastic, with so many additions and improvements. It's worth your time, and I grade it A+ with my highest recommendation.
Written 11 May 2022
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Pat M
Parrish, FL281 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Great xperience visiting 5 museums with a variety of exhibitions. First, Dr. Seuss experience is wonderful for kids and adults. The other 4 museums offer great art, for example a Renoir, Monet and Degas. Japanese warriors items and indian motorcycles as well as american art. Animals and other science displays are interesting. Not updated but it looks like the museums in Washington D.C. Plan to be there 3 hours or more. Adults $25 & kids 3-17 $13. Parking is included. We went on Superbowl day so it was almost empty. Security guy at the Seuss experience was super friendly.
Written 13 February 2022
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littleskunk2
Hudson Falls, NY223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
We were in town for the Big E and wanted to do something different on Sunday before we went home. what a great deal to see all museums.
Dr suess museum is a blast for children and the upstairs exhibits of suess' personal drawings, writings, photos shows what a sense of humor he had. The Science museum was three floors of wonderful exhibits, though alot of the interactive exhibits were not working.
The History museum was my favorite. The old guns, the cars, Indian motocycles.. so much to see.
we only had time to see one of the art museums but it was fabulous and it just so happened there was a traveling exhibit of my favorite artist, Salvador Dali.
And don't forget a photo op in the suess garden
I highly recommended a stop here. The staff was all very knowledgeable and helpful.
Written 21 September 2022
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