Berkshire Museum

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Berkshire Museum
Description:The Berkshire Museum educates, and inspires through diverse collections of art, natural science, and history, as well as dynamic educational programs and special exhibitions. From American art by Hudson River School artists to our aquarium housing both native and exotic animals, from an interactive dinosaur dig to the mummy of Pahat, the Berkshire Museum is “a window on the world” for all ages.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:39 South Street
Address 2:Route 7
City:Pittsfield
State/Province:MA
Zip Code:01201
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Monday through Saturday 10:00-5:00 and Sunday 12:00-5:00.
Admission:Adults: $8.00; Seniors: $6.50, Children 3 to 18: $5.00; Children under 3 are free.
Telephone:(413) 443-7171
Website:Visit Website
R E V I E W S
H. Mason, Co-op Member
Both of my children enjoy trips to the museum. The ever changing exhibits keep it interesting and fun to go back. Digging for fossils and the craft section are favorite areas in the museum. Great for all age groups!
DP, Co-op Member
This is the museum I "grew up on". It's small compared to big city standards, but packs a big punch. Kids will probably enjoy most: the MUMMY, the Alexander Calder exhibit, the interactive displays in the Feignenbaum Hall of Innovation and the aquarium.

The aquarium is downstairs. There are little sea "critters" that you can hold (underwater and w/clean hands, please) and examine. There are also turtles, frogs, and a live coral reef tank.

If you live nearby check w/ your library to see if there's a pass for free admission.

On-street parking on South St. is limited to 90 minutes; there are parking lots at the Colonial Theatre just a few doors down and on East St. (but that's an uphill walk and crossing a busy city intersection, so double team the little ones --- one adult drops everyone else off at the museum and then parks the car).
Kathy L, Co-op Member
I drove over 2 hours to this museum and it was worth it! Being from the Worcester area, I already had a membership to the Ecoterium (another great place for kids and parents), so the reciprocal membership gave us free admission to the Berkshire museum.
Easily can explore in a few hours, I liked the wide range of exihibits.No mummy, but still lots of history, art and science. Even though my boys are 9 and 11 they still enjoyed the hands on.
Being in the heart of the Berkshires, the scenery as we travelled was a bonus.
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