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April Vacation Events at the Berkshire Museum
08:00AM / Saturday, April 16, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — April break activities kick off at the Berkshire Museum with a full week of indoor playtime plus special performances, screenings, and discussions from Saturday, April 16 through Saturday, April 23.
 
"The Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Experience" (Monday, April 18) features "Captain Nemo's Adventure Academy" which is created and performed by touring actor David Engel as an homage to the famed captain from Jules Verne's novel. Performances are 11 AM and 1 PM.
 
Berkshire Museum has been proud to present Voyage to the Deep (in partnership with General Dynamics). Visitors can explore the Nautilus submarine and engage in the interactive exhibit before it "sets sail for the deep blue" May 1.
 
"David Engel has crafted this performance especially for Berkshire Museum visitors. Seeing this family-friendly show, visiting our Aquarium, and playing in the interactive Voyage to the Deep exhibition will make for a fun-filled, ocean-themed day," Experience Manager Emily Rome said.
 
Additional April Break events:
 
Shakespeare Art Talk Saturday
April 23 from 11 AM to 12 PM – In celebration of William Shakespeare's birthday, and led by the Museum's Experience Manager Emily Rome, who holds a master's degree in Shakespeare Studies from the University of Birmingham. Held in the newly renovated second-floor gallery space, "Shakespeare Art Talk" will explore the Shakespeare-connected objects in the Museum' collection, as well as famous paintings inspired by the Bard's plays, by artists including John Everett Millais and John William Waterhouse.
 
Documentary Screening: "Chasing Coral"
Saturday, April 23, from 2 PM to 4 PM – Chasing Coral a documentary filmed in more than 30 countries, engaging diverse specialists to capture visual proof of what is now acknowledged as the largest global coral bleaching event in history. Environmental science professor Dr. Elena Traister and biology professor Dr. Anne Goodwin, both faculty members of MCLA, will follow the screening with a discussion of our environmental impact on the world's coral reefs.
 
Tickets to all events can be purchased in person at the front desk of the museum, or through berkshiremuseum.org/events/.
 
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