Springfield Museums unveils upcoming interactive exhibits

Hampden County

The Springfield Science Museum revealed big future plans Friday and Springfield state legislators stood solidly behind helping provide financial help.

Springfield state legislators previewed an animatronic dinosaur Friday as one of the Springfield Science Museum’s future attractions.

The science museum will also feature a series of state-of-the-art interactive exhibits.

Springfield Museum’s President Kay Simpson called the science museum, “our frontier of the future.” Kay also said, “The science museum has always been popular, and now we can turn it into a center for science education for the entire region.”

Springfield state representatives said they too were convinced the science museum’s upgrades are important to the city and the region.

“The museums and quadrangle are a treasure to the city of Springfield. We have so many positive things going on in the city right now, and the museums are a large part of it,” said State Rep. Jose Tosado.

“This is a crown jewel in the city of Springfield. I remember coming down here from the north end of Springfield and being exposed to culture,” said State Rep. Bud Williams.

With support from the western Massachusetts legislative delegation, the state has already approved a $3 million bond to assist the museums with their future plans.

They’re gratified with the success of the quadrangle’s Dr. Seuss Museum. President Kay Simpson revealed that since the Dr. Seuss attraction opened its doors in 2017, the building has attracted more than a quarter of a million visitors.

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