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Berkshire Museum

39 South St, Pittsfield, MA 01201-6169
+1 413-443-7171
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Not sure what to expect, Berkshire Museum will be a highlight of this trip. As described by the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dianel103
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Lake Placid, Florida
Love the Berkshire Museum

We try to go regularly. The traveling exhibits are always a joy, but I love going through the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ADS80
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Berkshires, Massachusetts
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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 2013, Berkshire Museum is part of a select group of museums, cultural, educational, and arts organizations that share the Smithsonian's resources with the nation. Located in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts, at 39 South St., the Berkshire Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $13 adult, $6 child; Museum members and children age 3 and under enjoy free admission.
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  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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39 South St, Pittsfield, MA 01201-6169
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+1 413-443-7171
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"an aquarium"
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"natural history"
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"permanent collection"
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"guitar exhibit"
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"rainy day"
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"special exhibit"
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"something for everyone"
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"changing exhibits"
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"all ages"
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"the lower level"
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"small city"
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"fine art"
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"second floor"
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"sea horses"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure what to expect, Berkshire Museum will be a highlight of this trip. As described by the gift shop attendant, it holds an "eclectic" variety of art. While some galleries were old style: items with labels; others were interactive, multimedia, or both. One was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We try to go regularly. The traveling exhibits are always a joy, but I love going through the Berkshire backyard. The aquarium is always worth a visit too! And the little cinema often has films that are hard to find elsewhere.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had to give this four stars since it just can't compete with what many of us are used to in the big cities, but the exhibits cover a surprising amount of material and are mostly well presented. We had to skip the aquarium as...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small museum with a lot of stuff! I was surprised by the amount of stuff. An aquarium downstairs, artwork, local artists, paintings. Sculptures. Fun couple of hours.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

My husband and I visited the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on Sunday, March 25, 2018. The museum has a great mixture of various different types of science, history and art artifacts on exhibit. We have visited the museum multiple times and have always enjoyed...More

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Kim D, Marketing and Brand Manager at Berkshire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thank you for your thoughtful and thorough review! We are so glad to hear you had a nice visit to our Museum. We hope you will come back again to visit us soon as our exhibitions are always changing - "Objects and their Stories" will...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Berkshire Museum is okay. I thought the displays were dated and not close to great. We stayed about an hour.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

I've been going to this museum since my son is an infant. He's now a young teen. Always a great experience. If you have a museum membership already to any science or children's museum check to see if you can enter free with "reciprocal" membership...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

We visited over Presidents Weekend with our 11 year old twins. Lots of hands on activities from building to drawing that encouraged the kids to engage in the exhibits. Sometimes difficult to capture this age group and we thought it was done very well. The...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Even with abbreviated holiday hours, this was the place to be on this frozen day for sure. Young and old alike were enjoying the whole scene including the holiday trees on display. Clean, well policed, good flow and variety. Really good value for what was...More

1  Thank Sherlockfoodie
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

We visited the museum with our 4-year- and 18-month-olds, and it was a huge hit! They loved the aquarium and reptiles, the spent a lot of time in the area toward the front with different building materials. The permanent collection was quite eclectic - it...More

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Ilovelucy417
7 May 2018|
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Response from LoJo466 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe just the little aquarium downstairs but if there are no special “fun” exibits that week then I would say not really. They do have a room/ section that is interactive but small. Check their site out. Their is an... More
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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!
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