Springfield Museums' Summer Festival continues to sizzle

Date: 7/20/2009

SPRINGFIELD The Springfield Museums' Summer Festival Days will continue July 20 through 24 with "Magnificent Magic." Activities are free with the price of museum admission unless noted.

July 20 Make a magician's mask, noon - 3:45 p.m.

July 21 Performance: The World of Magic by John Henry, 1 p.m.

July 22 Meet "TAM," the Transparent Anatomical Manikin, 11:30 a.m.; performance: Live Your Dreams by magician Jonas Toutant, 1 p.m.

July 23 Make a rabbit in a hat or a magic "nuudle" sculpture, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

July 24 Meet "TAM," the Transparent Anatomical Manikin, 11:30 a.m.; performance: The Magic Dave Show by David Hall, 1 p.m.

Daily See the special exhibit "Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body" (additional fee); Hands-on Family Science Adventures, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.; planetarium shows, 11:15 a.m., noon, 1 and 2 p.m., Science Museum (additional fee); Crafts and Costumes in the Art Discovery Center, noon - 3:45 p.m.; art activities, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Tuesday through Friday).

Future programs in the "Summer Festival Days" series are:

July 27 - 31 Celebrate Mexico

Aug. 3 - 7 Grimm's Fairy Tales

Aug. 10 - 14 Weird and Wacky Science

"Summer Festival Days" are funded in part by Western Massachusetts Electric Company.

The Springfield Museums are located on the Quadrangle at 21 Edwards St. Free parking is available in the Edwards Street parking lots. Summer hours are Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Science Museum open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and college students, $5 for children three to 17, and free for children under three and museum members. General admission is free for Springfield residents with proof of address. The fee provides admission to all four museums and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden.

For information, call 263-6800 or visit www.springfieldmuseums.org.