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January 28, 2023
11:30 AM

Hampton Ponds State Park 

Westfield, MA 01085
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Amelia Park Childrens Museum: Penguin Plunge

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Get ready for the annual Penguin Plunge!?

Penguin Plunge participants:

  • Form a team, or go solo.
  • Register to participate by filling out the registration form above. Email your completed form to or drop it off at the museum.
  • Collect as many sponsors as you can, using the registration form and/or the Penguin Plunge Fundly page. Participants must raise at least $75 in sponsorships ($50 for participants under age 18).
  • Email your registration form to or drop it off at Amelia Park Children's Museum.
  • Pick out your best costume. (Costumes aren't required, but they are encouraged!)
  • Join us at Hampton Ponds State Park on Saturday, Jan, 28.
  • Take your turn braving the icy water!
Your support sustains Amelia Park Children's Museum through the whole year by providing a safe and welcoming place for children to learn, explore, and grow.

Awards and Prizes

  • The Plunge participant who raises the most money will receive $500 in cold hard cash!
  • Individual Best Costume Award
  • Best group Costume Award
  • 2023 Emperor Penguin Award - to be presented to MASS Department of Conservation and Recreation for their many years of hosting the Penguin Plunge.

Staying Dry?

There's lots to do, even if you aren't going in the water!
  • Roast a marshmallow by the campfire
  • Watch a live ice sculpting demonstration
  • Enjoy warm beverages and hot chili
  • Guess the water temperature, and win a prize
  • And, of course, cheer on the brave participants!
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