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October 2017

Nature Lab: Creatures of the Night

October 26 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Join Museum Educators in Nature Lab Thursday, October 26 at 11:30 AM to learn, through hands-on objects, about the nocturnal or night time world through two of Pennsylvania's inhabitants. Learn about the little brown bat and striped skunk. Discover how many insects a bat eats in a day. Or find out what smells! Included with general admission to the Museum.

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Special Halloween StoryTime

October 27 @ 10:00 am
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Join us for a special Halloween StoryTime. We will be reading "The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything" written by Linda Williams and illustrated by Megan Lloyd and accompanied by a movement activity based on the story. Following we will head to the Planetarium for a version of "Too Many Pumpkins" by Linda White and illustrated by Megan Lloyd. StoryTime is our popular reading series for children aged 3 to 5. StoryTime is included with general admission.

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2017 Workshops in Archaeology

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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The Archaeology Section of The State Museum of Pennsylvania in partnership with the Pennsylvania Archaeological Council invites you to attend the annual Workshops in Archaeology on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Immigration, ethnicity, and multi-culturalism are significant issues in contemporary American society. Archaeologists can examine these issues through the recovery and analysis of artifacts.  Pennsylvania’s archaeological record is as diverse as its population and reflects upon our founding under William Penn as a welcoming place for freedom from religious persecution.  Identifying…

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November 2017

StoryTime November 2017

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Gather with us in Paleontology to learn about the work of paleontologists.  Visit the mastodon skeleton and enjoy our story Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones by Byron Barton.  Help us assemble a mastodon puzzle and take home a puzzle of your own.  StoryTime is our popular reading series for children aged 3 to 5. Each reading is held in one of our galleries and is followed by a related play activity or exploration of related hands-on artifacts. StoryTime is included with general admission.

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Nature Lab: The Wild Turkey

November 9 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Join Museum Educators in Nature Lab Thursday, November 30 at 11:30 AM to take a close look at one of Pennsylvania's largest birds, the wild turkey. Hands-on objects will be available so you can get an up-close look at this remarkable bird. This program is included with general admission to The Museum.

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Museum Closure

November 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Veteran's Day

The State Museum of Pennsylvania will be closed Friday, November 10 in observance of Veterans Day.

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2017 Central Pennsylvania GIS Day

November 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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2017 Central Pennsylvania Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day

Central Pennsylvania Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day will be held on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at the Pennsylvania State Museum and the Keystone Building Atrium located on North Street in downtown Harrisburg. This is a free event to create awareness and share knowledge about GIS technologies. There will be a feature keynote speaker Charlie Fitzpatrick from Esri, industry showcases, maps and apps, an exhibit hall, lightning talks, State Archives tour and exhibit, the Giant Map of PA and more! Find…

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Holiday Marketplace

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND:  The State Museum of Pennsylvania will host the Holiday Marketplace on Nov. 16 and 17 in its evocative Village Square on the first floor of the museum, adjacent to Memorial Hall.  This is the wonderful event that was formerly held in the Commonwealth Keystone Building. The Holiday Marketplace features booths showcasing Pennsylvania-themed gifts offered by several Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission sites and museums from the field.  Join us and purchase special gifts from: The State Museum Store, Ephrata Cloister, Landis Valley…

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Holiday Marketplace

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND:  The State Museum of Pennsylvania will host the Holiday Marketplace on Nov. 16 and 17 in its evocative Village Square on the first floor of the museum, adjacent to Memorial Hall.  This is the wonderful event that was formerly held in the Commonwealth Keystone Building. The Holiday Marketplace features booths showcasing Pennsylvania-themed gifts offered by several Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission sites and museums from the field.  Join us and purchase special gifts from: The State Museum Store, Ephrata Cloister, Landis Valley…

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3rd in the Burg: Exhibit Preview

November 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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T.M Fowler's Birds-eye Views of Pennsylvania Towns & Cities

Join us during 3rd in the Burg for the opening of Every Thing of Interest Shown: T.M. Fowler’s Pennsylvania Bird’s-Eye Views, 1885-1905. During a career that spanned nearly 50 years, Thaddeus Mortimer (T.M.) Fowler produced more bird’s eye views of American cities and towns than any other artist. Over half of his more than 400 town views depict communities in Pennsylvania. This new exhibit will showcase a sampling of original Fowler lithographic prints produced between 1885-1905. This event is free…

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Museum Closure

November 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Thanksgiving Greeting

The State Museum of Pennsylvania will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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Museum Closure

November 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Thanksgiving Greeting

The State Museum of Pennsylvania will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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