Day Trip- Springfield, Massachusetts 7/27/2012
Part 4, Springfield Science Museum at the Springfield Museums quadrangle. Home of the oldest American-built planetarium in the world. This museum also contains Dinasour Hall with a full-size replica of Tyrannosaurus rex. There is an African Hall with taxidermy African wild life and info about African tribes. A live animal center with live fish, insects, reptiles and amphibians. Also Astronomy Hall and Native American Hall. There is also a hands on sluce mine, like panning for gold. The current special exhibit is Lego Castle Adventure through September 9.
Take the G3 (green #3), B6 (blue #6), or B7 (blue #7) bus from downtown Springfield. Get off at the Springfield Public Library stop. The museums quadrangle is behind the library. Free admission courtesy of Free Fun Fridays 2012.