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Great Pumpkin Day

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the State Museum as they celebrate Great Pumpkin Day on Sunday, October 27 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 PM. Come and enjoy this magical holiday with special programming and presentations throughout the Museum.

At 1:00 & 2:00 PM, experience a special performance by central Pennsylvania’s premier children’s entertainer, Magical Nick. He will have the kids belly laughing, engaged and smiling the entire time. Experience the excitement with interactive magic and comedy where everyone becomes part of the experience.

Educational and fun presentations will be available throughout the Museum. Come dressed as your favorite animal, superhero, ghost, or museum icon! Participate in the costume contest and parade at 2:45 PM. Play some holiday games, have a snack…and more!

Curiosity Connection will have, limited timed-tickets available for 45 minutes of play per hour starting on the quarter hour from 12:15 PM – 3:15 PM. Limited tickets must be picked up at the main entrance and are first come first serve. Due to the special events, the Planetarium will be closed for the day.

In celebration of Halloween, everyone is a child for the day! For this event, admission to the Museum will be $5.00 per person. Museum members and military discounts will apply. A $1.00 discount per person is available during pre-registration October 1 through October 18. Please contact us at 717-772-6997 or email RA-PHGROUPS@PA.gov to pre-register.

Pre-Registered Curiosity Connection tickets will be help up to 10 minutes before reserved play period start. If tickets are not picked up by this time they may not be available. 


October 27
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
(717) 787-4980