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 2018

January 5MIXED-UP TRUCK  by Stephen Savage
February 2SPECTACULAR SPOTS  by Susan Stockdale
March 2PANCAKES FOR BREAKFAST  by Tomie De Paola
April 6WHEN SPRING COMES  by Kevin Henkes
May 4MY COUSIN MOMO  by Zachariah OHora
June 1JO MacDONALD HIKED IN THE WOODS  by Mary Quattlebaum
July 6ONE DOG CANOE  by Mary Casanova
August 3 – ART  by Patrick McDonnell
September 7WALTER’S WONDERFUL WEB  by Tim Hopgood
October 5TOO MANY PUMPKINS  by Linda White
November 2EVERY AUTUMN COMES THE BEAR  by Jim Arnosky
December 7LITTLE PLANE LEARNS TO WRITE  by Stephen Savage

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