WILLIAMSTOWN --Tame your curiosity with a visit to "Lions and Tigers and Museums, Oh My!" at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Kids visiting during Massachusetts school vacation week (April 13-21, 2013) receive a coupon for a free cookie at the Clark Café. During school vacation, the museum is open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.
"Lions and Tigers and Museums, Oh My!" is the Clark's first Kidspace exhibition. This interactive, family-friendly exhibition is sure to spark the curiosity of kids of all ages. Is a man strong enough to pry open the jaws of a lion? How are birds of prey used in hunting? Are there mountain lions in the Berkshires? Visitors find the answers to these and other questions through taxidermy, hands-on activities, and video.
Tablets and touch screens programmed with the Clark's uCurate application are available in "Clark Remix," an exhibition that highlights the Clark's permanent collection. Through uCurate, visitors can curate their own exhibition by "dragging and dropping" images into a virtual gallery.
Hiking and walking the Clark's network of trails is a great way to get the kids out to enjoy the spring weather. A trail map and illustrated guide provides information on the geology and fauna of Stone Hill.
The Clark is located at 225 South St.