Massachusetts
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Venue
BERKSHIRE MUSEUM

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.

Contact Information

First Name: 
Van
Job Title/Position: 
Executive Director
Fax: 
413-443-2135
Mailing Address: 
39 SOUTH STREET
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Physical Address: 
39 SOUTH STREET
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Last Name: 
Shields
Phone: 
413-443-7171

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Humanities - General
Additional Disciplines: 
Visual/Crafts - General
Year Founded: 
1903
Populations Served: 
Adults
Families
General Public
Nonprofits
School Groups
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Museums - Other
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Curriculum Development
Exhibitions
Film Showings
Professional Development / Training
Venue Rental
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Events Per Year: 
40
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
County
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Smithsonian Affiliate
Blue Star Museums

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
Berkshire Museum
Venue Type: 
Gallery / Museum
Venue Address: 
39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Venue Phone: 
413-443-7171
Stage Details: 
Proscenium Theater
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Summer
Winter
Fall
Venue Features: 
Climate control
Exhibition walls
Green room
Light system / track lighting
Loading dock
Movie screen/projection capabilities
Security
WiFi
Venue Accessibility: 
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)