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Great Falls  Discovery Center hours, programs

During the winter, the Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by special arrangement with school and community groups.

Starting May 18, the center will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., extending its hours to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Admission is free. However, the center hosts some fee-based programs.

For more information, call 413-863-3221.

The center is located at 2 Avenue A in Turners Falls.

Coming events include:

• March 9: A “Watershed Investigators” free program for children, which offers hands-on discovery of local nature, 10:30 a.m. to noon with the Conte refuge staff. Elements in this monthly gathering can include crafts, games, stories and exploration. It is geared towards children in grades 2-5, but all are welcome.

• March 22: This month’s “Discovery Hour,” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. is scheduled to focus on nests and is for children ages 3 to 6, with their parents. It is free.


Inside Great Falls Discovery Center, natural life abounds even in winter

Monday, March 4, 2013

TURNERS FALLS — The Great Falls Discovery Center is an unassuming building in the village of Turners Falls. Step inside, and you will be greeted with the sights and sounds of the Pioneer Valley’s section of the watershed. Weaving through the building, visitors follow the watershed from its start at the Long Island Sound all the way up to the …

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