January 2018 program listings at the Great Falls Discovery Center
The Great Falls Discovery Center current seasonal hours are that we are open 5 days a week, Wednesdays through Sundays, 10am to 4pm. We are open on January 1st. Join us for our first day hike! All programs are free to the public unless otherwise noted. Free admission. Facilities are accessible.
Coming Soon: Great Hall Art Exhibit on Montague Diversity
Stay tuned for details on our exhibits in the Great Hall gallery for this month.
Monday, January 1st
First Day Hike: Canalside Rail Trail Stroll
Enjoy a leisurely two-mile stroll down the Canalside Rail Trail and get the New Year started off on a Great Falls note. This family friendly hike follows a gentle route and provides an opportunity to discover the abundant natural, historical, and cultural features that make the Great Falls Discovery Center and rail trail such an amazing State Park! Be prepared for cold weather: dress in layers and wear winter boots. Dogs are welcome on leash. Afterward, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate in the Discovery Center’s Great Hall, sponsored by our Friends Group. Sign in at the Discovery Center’s Great Hall at 1:00 p.m. Hike will begin at 1:15 p.m.
Four Fridays in January: Kidleidoscope Story Hour
1/5: River Otters; 1/12: Bugs in Winter; 1/19: Rabbits; 1/26: Porcupines
Come learn about our wildlife neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, interactive games, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. Meet in the Great Hall. For ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.
Friday, January 12
Great Falls Coffeehouse presents: Caleb Wetherbee
Traditional and contemporary folk music with songs in the vein of Fats Waller along with other solo guitar favorites. Each month the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center host an evening coffeehouse with local talent. Refreshments available. Suggested donations to support educational programming at the Center. Museum and store open during intermission.
Saturday, January 13
Who’s Been Here? Let’s find out!
Join us for stories, crafts, and a tracking adventure to find out who has been outside in the snow at the Discovery Center. For ages 3-8 with a parent or guardian. Siblings and friends welcome. Meet in the Great Hall.
Saturday, January 27
11 am—12 pm
Teaching Creatures presents Animal Defenses
Join Rae Griffiths from Teaching Creatures to take a closer look at live animals that have evolved unique adaptations for defending themselves against predators. This program is FREE, but space is limited so please call 413-863-3221 to reserve your spot! Sponsored by the Friends Group.