Curiosity Connection

Your child's first museum experience.

Curiosity Connection


  • Curiosity Connection is The State Museum’s exciting, hands-on environment for imaginative children ages 1-5.
  • Admission to Curiosity Connection is included with general admission.
  • Groups of 10 or more may book at the group rate and receive an hour of play. If more time in Curiosity Connection is preferred, standard admission fees will apply.
  • Capacity is limited to 45 visitors and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • On high visitation days, The State Museum reserves the right, without prior notification, to issue timed tickets which provide 45 minutes of play for our visitors on a first come, first served basis.


Day Hours
Mon-Tues Closed
Wed-Sat 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm

Groups of 10 or more must schedule in advance by emailing Diane Wynkoop in the Reservations Office or calling (717) 772-6997.

StoryTime 2017

 February 3 – OVER AND UNDER THE SNOW  written by Kate Messner
March 3 – FIRE ENGINE NO. 9  written by Mike Austin
April 7 – TOOLS  written by Taro Miura
May 5 – JUMP FROG JUMP  written by Robert Kalan
June 2 – DANIEL FINDS A POEM  written by Micha Archer
July 7 – ROADWORK written by Sally Sutton
August 4 – PERFECT SQUARE  written by Michael Hall
September 1 – LEAF MAN  written by Lois Ehlert
October 6 – FRISKY BRISKY HIPPITY HOP  written by Alexia B. White
November 3 – BONES, BONES, DINOSAUR BONES  written  by Byron Barton
December 1 – ON MARKET STREET  written by Anita Lobel

StoryTime is our popular reading series for children aged 3 to 5. StoryTime includes a reading and a related hands-on activity in a Museum gallery or in Curiosity Connection.
Come join us to learn and explore!

Things Parents Need To Know

Please refrain from bringing the following into Curiosity Connection:

  • Food and drink
  • Strollers
  • Laptops/tablets and other electronics

Adults are responsible for encouraging safe play, sharing, and picking up of play things.

Scenes from Curiosity Connection