The Quadrangle, Springfield, MA


There are four museums and a library in the grassy area known as the Quadrangle. The Quadrangle is located at 220 State St, Springfield, MA 01103. There is a Welcome Center that is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. It is located on Edwards Street and this is where the tickets are sold for all four museums. The four museums that are in the Quadrangle are: Springfield Science Museum, Springfield History Library & Archives, The Museum of Fine Arts and George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum. Where the library sits is a wonderful area that is enjoyed by tourists and locals. The Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden has sculptures of the author, The Cat in the Hat and the Grinch. There are marble benches in the Quadrangle for enjoying the weather and scenery.

The Springfield Science Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. It is closed on Monday. The Springfield History Library & Archives is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm. George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm as is the Museum of Fine Arts. A museum store is closed on Monday and open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Dr. Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

One ticket gives the visitor admission to all five museums which can be bought at the Welcome Center. Prices for adults are: $12.50, seniors $9.00, College Students with ID $9.00, children 3-17 $6.50, and children under 2 are free. If visitors wish to just visit the History Library and Archives it is $9.00 for all. Guests wishing to enjoy a show at the Planetarium can purchase tickets for $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Springfield museum members have free admission to all the museums and the planetarium. However, special exhibits or programs are excluded.

At the Michele & Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts in the Quadrangle they have the only permanent gallery that exhibits Currier & Ives Prints. The Museum of Springfield History tells the story of Springfield from its early days of the Civil War to present day life. There are a number of Indian Motorcycles on display at this museum dating from 1901 to 1953. They have a rare 1904 blue Indian designed motorcycle that belonged to the co-founder of the motorcycle company.

In the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum visitors can view ancient treasures for other cultures, see a large Chinese Cloisonn, collection and play at the Hasbro Games Art Discovery Center. The discovery center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm. The Springfield Science Museum houses the planetarium, live animal center and space exhibits as well as natural history exhibitions. The Museum Store has games, stationery, watercolors, pens, toys and games, jewelry, apparel, and other items for sale.

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