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Dog Day at the Springfield Museums

SPRINGFIELD, MA—It’s your dog’s day out at the Springfield Museums October 2 for Dog Day. From 9 to 10 am leashed, congenial dogs (and their owners) are invited to enjoy activities on the North Lawn.  The cost is $5 per dog for nonmembers and $2 per dog for members of the Springfield Museums. Preregistration is required.


“We LOVE dogs at the Springfield Museums,” said Jenny Powers, Family Engagement Coordinator. “But usually only service dogs are allowed to visit the grounds. We wanted to give our canine friends a special opportunity to visit!”


Membership Coordinator Clarissa Leverich, whose own furry companions helped with the social media campaign to promote this special day said, “We are so looking forward to seeing lots of frolicking and ear tossing at Dog Day!”


Activities include:


  • Meet local trainers and learn about the variety of classes offered locally. From basic obedience to city behavior, agility, and tricks, watch demonstrations of the different skills dogs have learned and how they can be applied almost anywhere.
  • Meet the volunteers of Bright Spot Therapy Dogs. Bright Spot trains dogs to interact and improve the lives of the humans around them. From nursing homes, to Read-to-a-Dog programs, these dogs do indeed brighten the lives of everyone around them.
  • Learn about the dogs featured in the collections of the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts and the Springfield Science Museum. Learn how to spot the difference between feline and canine tracks.
  • Talk to our friends at Thomas J. O’Connor: Animal Control and Adoption Center, including a representative from their clients.
  • Pet Photographer Sandy Skrocki will be on hand, ‘er paw, to take digital photos of your dog: first come, first serve.


Dog Day admission does not include museum admission. All human visitors are required to wear masks., One Admission/Five Museums,

including the one and only Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum

Parking is always FREE


About The Springfield Museums


THE SPRINGFIELD MUSEUMS are located on the Quadrangle at 21 Edwards Street in the heart of downtown Springfield, Massachusetts. The nationally accredited and Smithsonian-affiliated consortium of museums includes the Springfield Science Museum, the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History, the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, and the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, the first and only museum dedicated to the beloved children’s book author and Springfield native.



Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm


Protocols include

  • Masks are required for visitors age 2 and up.
  • Advance tickets are strongly encouraged. Please visit the Tickets page.


The Hanmer Museum Store

Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm


The Blake House Café

Open daily 11 am to 4 pm


For More Information:

Karen Fisk, Director of Marketing and Communication Strategy

413-263-6800, ext. 459