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June 2017

Nature Lab: Pennsylvania Wildlife

June 28 @ 11:30 am
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Dr. Walter Meshaka

Join Dr. Walter Meshaka, Senior Curator of Zoology and Botany at The State Museum of Pennsylvania, in Nature Lab Wednesday, June 28 at 11:30 AM to discuss Pennsylvania's wildlife. This presentation is included with general admission to The Museum.

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Nature Lab Archaeology: Pots of Clay and What They Say

June 29 @ 11:30 am
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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James Herbstritt

Join Jim Herbstritt and Kim Sebestyen, Curators of Archaeology at The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Nature Lab on Thursday, June 22 at 11:30 AM to take a look at their work with clay pots to see what archaeologist can discover from these everyday objects. This presentation is included with general admission to The Museum.

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Free Summer Friday

June 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Fridays this summer at The State Museum will be free from June 16 – August 25. This program gives our guests free general admission to the museum for the day and feature Learn at Lunchtime from 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM highlighting a variety of engaging discussions and presentations. Curiosity Connection will have free, limited timed-tickets available for 45 minutes of play per hour from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Regular Planetarium admission rates apply.

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Learn at Lunchtime: Peregrine Falcon Reintroduction Program

June 30 @ 12:15 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Peregrine Falcon

Join us & PA Department of Environmental Protection Friday, June 30 and 12:15 PM in Nature Lab to learn all about the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s exciting and successful 21-year Peregrine Falcon Reintroduction Program. Learn at Lunchtime is a free program.

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July 2017

Nature Lab: The Wild Turkey

July 5 @ 11:30 am
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Join Museum Educator Cherie Trimble in Nature Lab Wednesday, July 5 at 11:30 AM to take a close look at one of Pennsylvania's largest birds, the wild turkey. This presentation is included with general admission to The Museum.

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Nature Lab Archaeology: Who’s Digging PA?

July 6 @ 11:30 am
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Join David Burke and Elizabeth Wagner, Curators of Archaeology at The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Nature Lab on Thursday, July 6 at 11:30 AM to take current archaeology research happening throughout Pennsylvania. This presentation is included with general admission to The Museum.

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Free Summer Friday

July 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Fridays this summer at The State Museum will be free from June 16 – August 25. This program gives our guests free general admission to the museum for the day and feature Learn at Lunchtime from 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM highlighting a variety of engaging discussions and presentations. Curiosity Connection will have free, limited timed-tickets available for 45 minutes of play per hour from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Regular Planetarium admission rates apply.

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StoryTime July 2017

July 7 @ 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 the Pennsylvania Turnpike Exhibit to learn about our first “super-highway”.  Enjoy our story, Roadwork by Sally Sutton, and sing about the big construction trucks used to build roads.  StoryTime is our popular read-aloud series for children 3-5 years.  Each read-aloud is held in a gallery and is followed by a related play activity or hands-on exploration of artifacts. StoryTime is included with general admission.

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Artist Conversations: “Art of the State” Tour

July 7 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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The 50th Annual Art of the State is recognized as the official, statewide juried competition for Pennsylvania artists.

Join us at 12:15 PM to explore the 50th annual Art of the State exhibition with Pennsylvania First Lady Frances Wolf as she and Harrisburg-area artist Andrew Guth co-lead a casual tour sharing their insights on the show.  Mr. Guth’s work is this year’s first place award winner for the Works on Paper category. Art of the State is recognized as the official, statewide juried competition for Pennsylvania artists. Jurors selected artwork from five categories, Craft, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, and…

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Nature Lab: Paleontology Evolution of Snakes

July 12 @ 11:30 am
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Steve Jasinski

Join Steven Jasinski, Curator of Paleontology at The State Museum of Pennsylvania, in Nature Lab Wednesday, July 12 at 11:30 AM to discuss his latest find a 5 million year old “winged serpent” named Zilantophis. This presentation is included with general admission to The Museum.

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Nature Lab Archaeology: Prehistory through Artifiacts

July 13 @ 11:30 am
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Curator Janet Johnson

Join Janet Johnson, Curator of Archaeology at The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Nature Lab on Thursday, July 13 at 11:30 AM to take a look at study prehistory through artifacts. This presentation is included with general admission to The Museum.

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Free Summer Friday

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Fridays this summer at The State Museum will be free from June 16 – August 25. This program gives our guests free general admission to the museum for the day and feature Learn at Lunchtime from 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM highlighting a variety of engaging discussions and presentations. Curiosity Connection will have free, limited timed-tickets available for 45 minutes of play per hour from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Regular Planetarium admission rates apply.

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