Press Release: April 2017 Highlights

Press Release: April 2017 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for April 2017: Exhibit Opening: Pennsylvania At War: World War I Posters from the Pennsylvania State Archives – Sunday, April 2 2:00 PM Offering a fascinating glimpse at how valued American symbols and ideals were used to mobilize the country for war in Europe, this …

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Press Release: March Highlights

Press Release: March Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for March 2017: StoryTime: Fire Engine No. 9 by Mike Austin Friday, March 3 10:00 AM Join us in the Transportation & Industry Gallery as we listen to Fire Engine No. 9 by Mike Austin. We will also discover the Museum’s steam operated fire truck and compare …

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Press Release: February Highlights

Press Release: February Highlights

Harrisburg, PA – The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for February 2017: StoryTime: Over and Under the Snow, Friday, February 3 10:00 – 11:00 AM Join us as we learn about the winter woods in Ecology Hall.  We’ll listen to Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner and discover how animals …

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Press Release: January Highlights

Press Release: January Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for January 2017: Holiday Closure: The State Museum will be closed Sunday, January 1, 2017. Nature Lab Programs Hands-on experiments focusing on science topics are held bi-weekly. All programs are included with general admission. Creatures of the Night, Friday January 13 11:30 AM – 12:30 …

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Press Release: December Highlights

Press Release: December Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for December 2016: Nature Lab Programs Hands-on experiments focusing on science topics are held bi-weekly. All programs are included with general admission to the Museum. Color and Light, Friday, December 2 at 11:30 PM  Learn about light, energy and heat and how they play a …

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The Planetarium at The State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents “We are Stars”

The Planetarium at The State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents “We are Stars”

What are we made of? Where did it all come from? These questions and others are explored in We Are Stars, a new planetarium show running from August 31 through December 11, 2016 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. We Are Stars explores the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connects the …

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2016 Learn at Lunchtime Summer Series

2016 Learn at Lunchtime Summer Series

Learn at Lunchtime is a program featuring a variety of exciting lectures and presentations. Learn at Lunchtime is included with your Museum general admission. All presentations start at 12:15 am and conclude by 12:45 pm. June 17 Objects of Valor Meet with Robert Hill our Curator of Military & Industrial History Collections for a tour …

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Press Release: June 2016 Highlights

Press Release: June 2016 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for June 2016: Summer 2016 Nature Lab: Meet the Experts This summer, take a staycation to The State Museum of Pennsylvania where you’ll discover interactive, hands-on learning experiences guided by specialists in fields ranging from archaeology to environmental protection. Museum curators and representatives of various …

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Press Release: March 2016 Highlights

Press Release: March 2016 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for March 2016: Charter Day 2016: The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) celebrates the commonwealth’s 335th birthday on Charter Day, Sunday, March 13. The special day gives visitors to The State Museum of Pennsylvania a rare opportunity to see the original Charter of Pennsylvania …

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Discovery magnified: The brilliance of Joseph Priestley

Discovery magnified: The brilliance of Joseph Priestley

British scientist and Unitarian theologian Joseph Priestley used this brass-and-glass telescope in his laboratory at his home in Northumberland County, Pa. Selected by CAP Curator Jennifer Gleim as this week’s Pennsylvania Treasure, the telescope, on loan from the Joseph Priestley House, is featured in The State Museum’s Pennsylvania Icons exhibit. The earliest known working telescopes …

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