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Discover Latin America next summer

The Springfield Museums' Meet Your Neighbors Days at the Quadrangle will conclude with Discover Latin America Week, July 27-30.

The week of family activities will include:

July 27, artist Alvilda Victoria Martinez-Anaya takes visitors on a tour of Guayama, Puerto Rico, through her original stories and paintings, 1:30 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts.

July 28: Latin American rhythms of Ren Y Su Trio, Alma de Barrio!, 1:30 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts.

July 29: Central American worry doll craft, noon-3:30 p.m., Springfield Science Museum.

Meet Your Neighbors are sponsored by Fleet.

Regularly scheduled programs each week include:

Hands-on Family Science Adventures, Tues.-Fri., noon-3:45 p.m. in the Masspower Science Discovery Lab, Springfield Science Museum.

Planetarium Shows: Tues.-Sun., 1 p.m., Magic Sky, recommended for ages 3-7; 2 p.m., Oceans In Space, ages seven and up; 3 p.m., Stars Around the Campfire, ages eight and up. Planetarium tickets are $3 for adults, and $2 ages 6-17 in addition to museum admission.

Hasbro Games Art Discovery Center, George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum: Tues.-Fri., noon-4 p.m., and Sat. and Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Try on Asian and Egyptian costumes, discover your Chinese Zodiac sign, write your name in hieroglyphics and more.

Seuss Story Hours, Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden on the Quadrangle: Tues.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-noon; readings of favorite Dr. Seuss books.

Seuss-A-Mania Days: Fri., noon-4 p.m., Dr. Seuss activities in the Hasbro Games Art Discovery Center, Smith Art Museum; 1 p.m., reading of Dr. Seuss classics, on the Quadrangle.

The Springfield Museums are located at the Quadrangle on Edwards Street off Chestnut in downtown Springfield. Free parking is available in the Edwards Street parking lots. Hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Science Museum opens 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.). Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and college students, $5 for children 3-17, and free for children under three and museum members. The fee provides admission to all four museums and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden. Springfield students are free with their Springfield library card. Springfield residents are free on Fridays with their Springfield Library card.

For information, call 263-6800 or visit