The Berkshire Museum will celebrate the 16th birthday of the Wally the stegosaurus with a family-friendly party on Sunday, Oct. 20. The Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, will be open from noon to 5 p.m. and general admission is free all day.
Bring Wally a home-made birthday card; kids can participate in hands-on art and science projects from 1 to 3 p.m. Everyone will gather on the lawn at 2 p.m. (weather permitting) to sing "Happy Birthday" to Wally, and then enjoy birthday cake and punch.
Wally came to live at the Berkshire Museum in October 1997. The fiberglass replica Stegosaurus, which was given to the Museum by Carol and Tom McCann, is approximately 22 feet long, 10 feet tall, 5 feet wide, and weighs 1,200 pounds.