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Virtual Learning

June 22, 2020

Filed under Curiosity Kids, Explore!, Programs, Virtual Learning

Welcome to The State Museum’s virtual learning landing page! We have resources for all ages and audiences. Take a look, click on through to videos, blogs, resources and more!

Art of the State

Art of the State is an annual juried exhibition that has been showcasing the work of Pennsylvania’s artists at The State Museum of Pennsylvania since 1968. The body of art that has been exhibited reflects over a half-century of creative endeavor in the Keystone State. Through the years, exhibitors have shared their ideas and engaged viewers in the categories of painting, photography, craft, sculpture, and work on paper. Follow the link to view the 2020 exhibit online. Art of State is presented by The State Museum of Pennsylvania in association with the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation.

Curiosity Kids

Curiosity Kids is a program that bridges the fun of Curiosity Connection with the wonders of The State Museum of Pennsylvania. While we are all staying safe at home we want to make sure you and your curious kids have access to some fun activities. Take a look and be curious! We can’t wait to see you back in the Museum!


Whatever back-to-school looks like for your classroom, the State Museum of Pennsylvania has virtual educational resources to supplement your lessons and engage your students. Are you teaching about Pennsylvania? Watch, explore and send us your questions. We want to hear from you!

Learn at Lunchtime

Connect with others and learn about our Commonwealth by joining The State Museum of Pennsylvania for our 2021 virtual Learn at Lunchtime programs every Friday at 12:15 pm.   Learn at Lunchtime features a variety of captivating presentations and live conversations with educators, curators, colleagues, and friends about various Pennsylvania topics.

Mammal Hall

Visit the Mammal Hall 360 and explore these additional activities that relate to Mammal Hall at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Thirteen window displays depict realistic scenes from actual places throughout the Commonwealth. Each diorama shows a particular time of day, season and habitat showcasing the wildlife of Pennsylvania.

State Museum Perspectives

Meet staff curators, educators, designers, and community partners in these video chats with Director Beth Hager about exhibits, collections, behind-the-scenes, and their favorite things at The State Museum of Pennsylvania.

State Museum Collection

Explore The State Museum’s online collection of historical objects, archaeological artifacts and natural history specimens.

This Week is Pennsylvania Archaeology Blog

Learn more about Pennsylvania Archaeology, written by the Section of Archaeology at The State Museum.

T.M. Fowler’s Bird’s-eye Views

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. Roughly half of his more than 400 views depict communities across Pennsylvania. Explore select views of Pennsylvania’s counties from the virtual map to zoom in and discover.

Workshops in Archaeology

Learn more about this years Archaeology month theme “The Delaware Indians: Then and Now.” Follow the link for recordings of our October 2020 presentations on the topic.