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Museum School at Springfield Museums Offering Courses, Programs

SPRINGFIELD — The Museum School at the Springfield Museums is currently offering courses and experiential learning opportunities for both children and adults. Spaces are still available for fall courses and trips. Gift certificates are also available, and make unique and memorable gifts during the holidays.

All courses are led by experienced and supportive instructors, in topics tied to the museums’ collections and special traveling exhibits. Fall courses for young people include explorations in astronomy and health science, and courses that feature parental involvement, like ‘candy chemistry’ and a creative-writing workshop for home-schooled children and their parents.

Offerings for adults during the fall session include lectures in “Art & Architecture in the Year 1500: Italy, Inca & Asia,” as well as drawing, painting, and sculpting classes. There are also holiday-themed courses in the culinary arts (“Harvest Festivals”), floral design, and classes in the use of origami to create ornaments and gift boxes. Many courses 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.

For complete course descriptions, travel itineraries, fees, and to register, visit springfieldmusuems.org under the ‘Learn and Travel’ tab, or call (413) 263-6800, ext. 377 or 382.

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