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Museum School Announces Winter Classes, Travel Offerings

SPRINGFIELD — The Museum School at the Springfield Museums is currently offering classes and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Spaces are still available for fall courses and trips. Gift certificates are also available.

All classes are led by experienced and supportive instructors in topics tied to the Museums’ collections and special traveling exhibits. Winter classes for young people include explorations of health science, engineering, and the chemistry behind baking, plus an exciting look into a dog’s world with a course tied to the upcoming special exhibit, “Wolf to Woof.” Age ranges for each class vary; check springfieldmuseums.org under ‘programs,’ then ‘classes’ for more information.

Offerings for adults during the winter session include lectures in the art and history of cheese making, an inside look at the Botanic Gardens of Smith College, as well as classes in sculpting, drawing, and painting (oil and watercolor). Many classes are one-day offerings, allowing even the busiest adults to participate.

Adult travel opportunities are also being planned, including excursions to see the ancient ruins of Peru, the national parks of the Old West, and the French Riviera and Provence. Information sessions for those multi-day trips are taking place on January — day trips to museums in Boston and New York City — are also available.

For complete class descriptions, travel itineraries, fees, or to register, visit springfieldmusuems.org or call (413) 263-6800, ext. 377 or 382.