The black bear is the only bear species to inhabit Pennsylvania. Named Ursus americanus, or American bear, this bear is intelligent and curious, which sometimes gets it into trouble with humans. Explore more about the black bear , what it eats, where it lives and how you can try to avoid an unwanted interaction.
Pennsylvania is all around us, and we want to help you to explore our state! Explore! is a program for kids in grades 3-5 to take their curiosity further and dig deeper into nature, art, science, and history topics. Join us to explore Pennsylvania! Sign up at the Ground Floor Information Desk when you enter the Museum.