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Noon Years

December 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Shh…it’s a secret, but share the news with your family and friends! Join us for special Monday hours  December 30 10 AM – 2 PM. Come celebrate a family-friendly Noon Years at the Museum.

Rand Whipple of Box Of Light Studios will present Burble, Fizz, KaBoom!, serving up chemical reactions, solutions, molecules and phase changes with a good sense of humor at 11:00 AM. ZAP! Electricity will present something that’s fun, fast and absolutely shocking at 12:30 PM. The whole event culminates with the museum’s famous firefly and balloon drop in Memorial Hall at 12:00 noon.

Other programs include a special StoryTime reading of Secret Pizza Party, written by Adam Rubin and illustrated by Daniel Salmieri. Nature Lab will feature a program about raccoons. Librarians of The State Library of Pennsylvania will discuss robotics. Children can challenge their artistic skills by building their own robot in Village Square. Children can make their own celebration headband or get a balloon animal or headpiece from Trist’n Shout Balloon Artists.

Curiosity Connection will offer limited-timed tickets for the event. Play times will be available at 10:15AM Sold Out, 11:15AM, 12:15PM, and 1:15PM only. Curiosity Connection tickets are included with general admission for children under 5 and their families. Curiosity Connection will close at 2:00PM.

The Planetarium will be showing C.O.L.E & C.A.M.I. Explore the Planets at 10:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM. Viewers can join two friendly robots as they explore the planets and find out what makes each planet unique. Admission to the Planetarium is $3 per person in addition to general admission.

Tickets for both Curiosity Connection and the Planetarium are required, space is limited. Tickets are given at the front desk on a first come, first served basis. Tickets typically go fast! 

Member tickets are included with your membership! Contact 717-772-6997 or email RA-PHGROUPS@PA.gov November 13 – December 13 to pre-register.

General Public can pre-register from December 2 -13 for a discounted rate of $5.00 per person for general admission, plus an additional $3.00 per person for a planetarium show. Contact 717-772-6997 or email RA-PHGROUPS@PA.gov.

Day of event, pre-registered Curiosity Connection and Planetarium tickets will be held up to 15 minutes before reserved period. If tickets are not picked up by this time they may not be available.

Standard general admission rates will apply at the door. On Monday, December 30 the Museum will be open from 10:00AM to 2:00PM only.

This event is included with general admission.


December 30, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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