June 2018 program listings at the Great Falls Discovery Center
The Great Falls Discovery Center’s current seasonal hours: Open Every Day - 7 days a week, 10am to 4pm.
Extended Summer hours begin June 23 – open 7 days a week – 10 am to 6 pm.
All programs are free to the public unless otherwise noted. Free admission to the museum. Facilities are accessible.
June 2—June 30
Great Hall Art Exhibit: Flora and Fauna Quilts
Leslie Cook and Anneke Corbett celebrate Nature’s bounty through traditional and contemporary quilts.
Saturday, June 2
10 am-2 pm
13th Annual Family Fishing Day
Join us for a day of FREE fishing fun! Adults and children of all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Event is held rain or shine. Parking is free at each site. Ride the FREE Fish Bus shuttle between sites!
At Barton Cove Campground: Barton Cove Road in Gill
· Free fishing from 10:00am to 2:00pm!
· Fishing equipment provided - limited supplies available. Bring your own pole if you have it.
· No fishing license needed.
At Great Falls Discovery Center: 2 Avenue A
· Fly lure tying demonstrations.
· Fly fishing casting demonstrations.
· CATCH THE FISH BUS HERE! Free shuttle bus provided to and from Barton Cove every half hour, or as needed from 10 am to 1 pm.
At Turners Falls Fishway: 15 First Street
· Fish printing - The art of Gyotaku, from noon to 2:00pm.
Thank you to all of our partners for making this event possible: MassWildlife, Western Mass Fly Fishermen, First Light, Turners Falls Fishway, Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center, and volunteers!
Sunday, June 3
Artist Reception Great Hall Exhibit: Flora and Fauna Quilts
Two New England quilters Leslie Cook and Anneke Corbett, practicing different forms of the art, celebrate their love and vision of Nature’s bounty. Leslie’s elaborate traditional hand appliqué complements Anneke’s more contemporary wildlife images.
Friday, June 8
Great Falls Coffeehouse presents: Sue Kranz and Friends
Original songs, covers, and a sampling of songs from various traditions accompanied with flute and guitar. 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, June 16
The Ninth Annual Massachusetts Walking Tour
The annual bipedal concert tour promoting local arts and culture. Since 2010, co-founders Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards have organized an annual non-profit bipedal concert tour of Massachusetts in support of arts and culture for towns throughout the state. Each free community concert collaborates with local artists, musicians, educational programs, trail managers and land trust groups to highlight both artistic diversity and recreational land use. With each visit, a community has pulled together and taken part in a dialogue which serves to strengthen local investment in the arts. From June 15 - 27, 2018, the Massachusetts Walking Tour visits towns along the Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail - hiking and paddling to eleven community concerts. Free. Sponsored by the Montague Cultural Council. For more information visit www.masswalkingtour.org
Sunday, June 24
Bike Path B-I-N-G-O!
Kids - grab your parents and we’ll go exploring! All ages are welcome as we
practice examining the natural world with field guides, binoculars, and a fun game to see just how much you can see! Meet at the main entrance to the
Center. Please bring water, bug spray, sunscreen and wear sturdy shoes.
Friday, June 29
Kidleidoscope Story Hour—Eagles
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.
Saturday, June 30
Friends Annual Meeting with Guest Speaker
Dale Monette on the Secret Lives of the Quabbin Reservoir
Meet the Friends of the Great Falls Discovery Center and learn how you can become a friend too! Then join us for a special presentation from Dale Monette on the Quabbin Reservoir. Free. ?
Visitor Services Supervisor
Great Falls Discovery Center
Connecticut River Greenway State Park
Mass Parks, Department of Conservation & Recreation
2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 01376
Current office hours Wednesday through Sunday 8 am to 4:pm