BERKSHIRE MUSEUM

Museum - Other

Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA offers a unique array of exhibitions, activities, and attractions for visitors of all ages. From fine art and ancient objects to fossils; from an aquarium of native and exotic creatures to the Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation, we are your community museum: a place where everyone, from toddlers to elders, can learn, play, explore, innovate, be engaged and inspired.

Our mission is to bring people together for experiences that spark creativity and innovative thinking by making inspiring educational connections among art, history, and natural science.

In 1903, Berkshire Museum founder Zenas Crane, inspired by such institutions as the American Museum for Natural Science, the Smithsonian, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, decided to blend the best attributes of these establishments in a new museum for the people of Western Massachusetts. Thanks in large part to Crane’s efforts, the broad and varied collections of Berkshire Museum include objects from virtually every continent, from important fine art and sculpture to natural science specimens and ancient artifacts.

Primary Discipline

Humanities - General

Additional Disciplines

Visual/Crafts - General

Activities

Performance / Concert / Reading
Curriculum Development
Exhibitions
Film Showings
Professional Development / Training
Venue Rental
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings

Professional Associations

  • Smithsonian Affiliate
  • Blue Star Museums

Additional Information

  • Approx. 40 events per year
  • Has venues available
  • Geographic Reach: County-wide, Surrounding States/Region
  • Seasons active: Year round