Imagine a place in the heart of New England…

where you can stay close to everything in vibrant villages and city centers, and also find yourself next to nothing in the great outdoors. Imagine a unique region where year-round outdoor recreation opportunities meet a vibrant art, culture, and dining scene; where you’ll get your fill of outdoor adventure by day, and explore spirited downtowns by night…all within a few minutes drive.

Imagine yourself in Western Massachusetts.

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February 2020

You Are Here: A Juried Community Art Exhibit

Work by regional artists in multiple media exploring maps, the significance of place, and movement across boundaries, curated by Exploded View. Where do you live? Where are you from? Where do you dream? How do you find your way? Where are your borders? Do maps lie? During these two months, you may also come upon members of Exploded View working in various corners of the building. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Montague Cultural Council,…

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Princess Sing Along

February 22

Yankee Candle Village partners with My Dream Party, LLC to bring you a NEW and LONGER magical show that your child with love! Take a musical adventure into the unknown with your favorite fairy-tale princesses! Showtimes at 11:45-12:30, 12:45-1:30 & 1:45-2:30 Opening act followed by new songs and old favorites sung by your favorite princesses and friends! Each show is 45 min long. Tickets are needed. $5 per person + tax Tickets need to be purchased through Eventbrite.

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February School Vacation

February 22

Escape the winter blues and join us for a whole week of fun! Each day we will have a free craft from 10am-12pm, PLUS: Face Painting, Caricature Artist, Raffle just for Kids & a Scavenger Hunt. Saturday 2/15: Candy Day! 1-3pm Mad Science - Fun with Candy! ... and get a Yankee Candy Jar filled with your favorite candies for only $8. 11-3pm Visit with Magic Wings - traveling butterfly exhibit. Sunday 2/16: 1-4pm Birds of Prey with Tom Ricardi…

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February School Vacation Week: Open More Hours and Investigation Stations

Don't get cabin fever! Come on by during school vacation week to explore our habitat dioramas, try a scavenger hunt, enjoy a program, and spend some time at our "You Are Here" investigation station all about maps.

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Get in Touch with Winter and Not Get (Too) Cold

Just like us, other animals have lots of ways to live during winter. In this family program, see and feel how wildlife copes with cold, snow, and wind. Meet in the Great Hall for hands-on experiments and demonstrations that help us make these discoveries. Weather permitting, we may investigate outdoors. Bundle up! For children 6 and up, their grown-ups, siblings and friends.

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Hampshire County Regional Tourism Council
99 Pleasant Street
Northampton, MA 01060

Franklin County Regional Tourism Council
395 Main Street
Greenfield, MA 01301