Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst College
This is one of our favorite science places in the Pioneer Valley! It’s free, open to the public, and chock-full of beautiful specimens. It even has a Dire Wolf on display (hello, Game of Thrones fans!). The hours are Tue-Fri 11-4 and Sat-Sun 10-5.
Cambridge Science Festival scattered around Boston April 17-26
The organizers of this festival have packed so much science into 10 days! Go get a tour of the MIT nuclear reactor lab, solve a crime using DNA, or design and test your own underwater vehicle! Some events are free and some have an admission price.
Vernal Pool/Wetland Exploration with the Hitchcock Center April 25, 2-4pm
Join naturalist Charley Eiseman to explore the wetlands around Hampshire College during the peak of amphibian spring activity. Free, registration required.
Biothon with the Hitchcock Center May 1-10
Document local biodiversity while you help raise money for the Hitchcock Center’s educational classes. Sounds like a win-win to me!