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Berkshire Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great place to spend a few hours

We brought our 3 & 5 year olds here while on vacation, and they both had a great time. There is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ottawa, Canada
Could have allowed longer

Found this a very interesting place to visit. It held a number of good exhibitions, loved the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Established by Zenas Crane in 1903, Berkshire Museum integrates art, history, and natural science in a wide range of programs and exhibitions that inspire educational connections between the disciplines. In association with the Smithsonian since...more
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39 South St, Pittsfield, MA 01201-6169
+1 413-443-7171
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our grand daughter loved the aquarium best of all. She was enthralled by the variety of species of fish, turtles, etc.

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting the Berkshires we had a rainy day so we wondered what to do. We visited the Berkshire Museum and we were glad we did. It is self descripted as a museum of science, history and the arts and it does it all well....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We brought our 3 & 5 year olds here while on vacation, and they both had a great time. There is a kids room full of big blocks they can build to their hearts content -great room for tired parents to sit and relax a...More

Thank Harte_Family
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this a very interesting place to visit. It held a number of good exhibitions, loved the dinasour outside. So many things invented or started in this area. No discount for seniors.

Thank 740Elly48
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This small museum, on three floors, started out as a Natural History museum and has expanded into arts, science, innovation, and antiquities. On the first floor, there is a stuffed animal gallery that is quite old with some extinct animals. The well ordered rock and...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 6 September 2018

This museum, although small, has a wide variety of things to see from many different time periods, ranging from an aquarium to modern art. Activities for the kids too.This was a great way to also learn about the history of the Pittsfield area and the...More

Thank Y0ungSter
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Enjoyed the visiting artists. One dedicated to local artists that we got to vote on our favorite piece. The other was Josh Simpson, Galactic Landscapes, very interesting. The rest was okay, expected a bit more info regarding the Berkshires origination etc. Plus, parking is a...More

Thank Wanetadrift
Reviewed 28 August 2018

It's small museum and it's very interesting to see those different exhibits.Many wonderful exhibits of art and history! I didn't get chance to see the aquarium because it was closed temporary that day..

Thank lsutiger54
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Each year the Berkshire Museum hosts a festival of trees in December.Different business and non-profit organization create a tree based on a theme- this year it was whimsical. I always do this tour to get me in the holiday spirit and see how creative everyone...More

Thank June R
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Even though the entire museum is quite small, it still has interesting attractions. The building consists of 3 floors if you consider the basement which houses the aquarium. This is a major draw for kids and most exhibits are at their level. The first floor...More

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7 May 2018|
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Response from ron542 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. We took an 18 month old and he had a ball.
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Response from Docent2015 | Reviewed this property |
Entrance fees are $13 for adults; $6 Child (under 18); Free for children 3 and under. EBT card + ID Free for 2 adult and 2 children each time AAA members $2 off Adult ENJOY!