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Join Springfield Museums for 'Aloha Hula' day of activities on Jan. 18

Date: 1/11/2010

SPRINGFIELD Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt and join the fun at the "Aloha Hula" family program at the Springfield Museums on Jan.18. Activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are free with museum admission unless noted.

The first 300 visitors will receive a free lei.

Weekend Family Fun programs are sponsored by TD Bank.

The day includes:

Performance: Tour of Polynesia A fun, family-friendly hula dance program with a South Seas touch. Dancers from International Entertainment will present dances from Hawaii, Tahiti and the Maori people of New Zealand; 1 p.m., D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Enjoy Hawaiian Ice by Carol's Concessions; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Science Museum (additional fee).

Scavenger Hunts Discover items invented and made in Springfield as you tour the galleries of the new Museum of Springfield History. Then go on an I Spy scavenger hunt in the D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts; 11 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Art Activities Design your own beach mobile (11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.) and a Hawaiian palm tree (noon - 3:45 p.m.); G.W.V. Smith Art Museum.

Family Science Adventures Investigate the world of science through hands-on activities. Learn about sound, electricity, dinosaurs and more; 1-3:30 p.m., Science Museum.

The Springfield Museums are located on the Quadrangle at 21 Edwards St. in downtown Springfield. Free parking is available in the Edwards Street parking lots. Admission is $12.50 for adults, $9 for seniors and college students, $6.50 for children three to 17, and free for children under three and museum members. Springfield residents are free with proof of address. The fee provides admission to all four Springfield Museums and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden.

For information, call 263-6800 or