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HomeSchool Day 2019

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join the Museum Staff for HomeSchool Day! Explore hands-on objects, crafts and learn from curators, archivists and educators. Presentation topics to include:
– Pennsylvania’s Ratification of the 19th Amendment
– Charter Chats
– South Central Pennsylvania Scholastic Arts Exhibition
– Dressed for Service: Pennsylvanians in the Great War and What it took to win World War I
– Pennsylvania’s Ice Age
– The Re-Making of the Mammal Hall Dioramas
– Nature Lab: Snow and Crystals
…and more!

– Also showing in the Planetarium will be two shows:
Faster Than Light: The Dream of Interstellar Flight for grades 4 and up
The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what’s over the horizon… is as old as humanity. Today, a whole new horizon beckons. Scientists now believe that our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including up to 9 billion Sun-like stars with planets similar to Earth. Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, including any that might exist in the neighborhood of our Sun. But if we find one, how will we ever get there? How long will it take? What rocket designs might one day conquer the voids of space? Narrated by Sean Bean.

Animals of the Night for Pre-K to Grade 1
Designed for young viewers, this traditionally-styled show helps viewers use their imaginations to see pictures in the sky, learn about constellations, basic movements of the Earth, and discover animals that can be found in Pennsylvania and in the night sky.

Pre-register by Friday, March 1, 2019 and save $1 per person. Call 717-772-6997!

Day of admission is $10 per person (children under age 1 are free)

Members of PA Heritage Foundation and State Museum Affiliate Members – FREE
No coupons or passes will be accepted for this special event.


March 13
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
(717) 787-4980