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August 2017

Free Summer Friday

August 18 @ 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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Nature Lab: Pennsylvania Birds

August 18 @ 11:30 am
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Scott Bills presents Pennsylvania Birds in Nature Lab

Join Scott Bills, Retired Conservation Officer with the PA Game Commission, Friday, August 18 at 11:30 AM in Nature Lab to experience an up-close encounter with fascinating feathers, wings, and eggs that reveal the remarkable behaviors of Pennsylvania birds. This Museum program is free.

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Learn at Lunchtime: Eclipse Across America

August 18 @ 12:15 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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2017 Eclipse Across America

Join us in the Planetarium for "Eclipse Across America" at 11:30 AM, 12:15PM, 1:30 PM and 2:00PM. What is an eclipse? How are they created? What are the different types of eclipses? Take a close look at these amazing celestial events and learn where you can observe the eclipse across America this summer. These shows are free, but space is limited. Tickets MUST be picked up at the Information Desk on the Ground Floor to reserve your seat. Tickets are…

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3rd in the Burg: Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen

August 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Join us for the third event in a special summer series of 3rd in the Burg August 18 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at The State Museum. Enjoy refreshments and interact with members of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. John Guarnera has served on various Board of Directors, including, the PA Guild of Craftsmen, Doshi Gallery and Harrisburg Art Association and currently sits on Boards of the PA Guild of Craftsmen and the PA Designer Craftsmen. Upon retirement, he has…

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Eclipse Across America

August 19 @ 1:00 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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2017 Eclipse Across America

Join us in the Planetarium for a special showing of "Eclipse Across America" at 12:00 Noon and 1:00 PM. What is an eclipse? How are they created? What are the different types of eclipses? Take a close look at these amazing celestial events and learn where you can observe the eclipse across America this summer.

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Eclipse Across America

August 20 @ 1:00 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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2017 Eclipse Across America

Join us in the Planetarium for a special showing of "Eclipse Across America" at 1:00 PM. What is an eclipse? How are they created? What are the different types of eclipses? Take a close look at these amazing celestial events and learn where you can observe the eclipse across America this summer.

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Nature Lab: Magnetism

August 23 @ 11:30 am
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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For our young visitors between the ages of 3 and 5 and their parents, join us Wednesday, August 23 at 11:30 AM in Nature Lab to explore magnetism. Learn how magnets work and explore several magnetic activities.

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Nature Lab: Slime!

August 24 @ 11:30 am
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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For our young visitors between the ages of 3 and 5 and their parents, join us Thursday, August 24 at 11:30 AM in Nature Lab to explore slime! Goopy, slippery, or fluffy join us to make this strange substance and see what makes it so fun to play with.

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Free Summer Friday

August 25 @ 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: Pennsylvania at War

August 25 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Join our Curator of Military & Industrial History Robert Hill to explore our Pennsylvania at War exhibit. This exhibit explores the USS Pennsylvania, flagship of the U.S. Navy which was damaged during the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 75 year ago this December 7.  Including a 6-foot ship model, the centerpiece from the ship’s silver service, uniforms, and personal effects of crew members, the display commemorates the ship’s incredible witness to history.   In addition, a companion exhibit, World War I Posters from the Pennsylvania State…

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September 2017

StoryTime September 2017

September 1 @ 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 at the woodland scene in Ecology Hall to talk about Autumn.  Enjoy the story Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert and help us create a Leaf Man of our own to display in Curiosity Connection.  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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Archaeology at Kipona Festival

September 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, Monday and Saturday, repeating until September 4, 2017

City Island, Off Market St. Bridge
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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Join the Archaeology Staff of The State Museum for Kipona on City Island. They will be featuring the dugout canoe and discussing the archaeology. The event is free to the general public and runs from September 2 through September 4.

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