Fodor's Expert Review Berkshire Museum
Opened in 1903, this "universal" museum has a little bit of everything: paintings from the Hudson River School, Alexander Calder mobiles, local artifacts, and natural history specimens both animal and mineral. The Hall of Innovation showcases Berkshires innovators whose creations range from special effects for Star Wars to the paper used for U.S. currency. The 10-foot-high stegosaurus outside the museum advertises the dinosaur gallery, where families can sift through the dig pit for bones, but don't miss the Egyptian mummy, or the aquarium with a touch tank in the basement. The museum's cinema screens American independent and foreign films.