Hours & Admission

Come visit us in downtown Harrisburg, PA.

Hours & Admission

Museum Hours

The museum is closed on most major U.S. holidays.

Day Hours
Mon – Tues Closed
Wed – Sat 9 AM – 5 PM
Sun 12 Noon – 5 PM

Galleries Close at 4:30 PM

The Planetarium and Curiosity Connection will reopen for Members only, during normal business hours, June 15-June 30, 2022. General Public shows and playtimes will begin July 1, 2022. Space will be limited. Want to become a member? Visit PA Heritage Foundation.

Curiosity Connection

Curiosity Connection is included with general admission and is open to children ages 5 and under and their families.

Day Hours
Mon – Tues Closed
Wed – Sat Closed
Sun Closed

The State Museum Store

Admission is free to The State Museum Store.

Day Hours
Mon – Tues Closed
Wed – Sat 10 AM – 4 PM
Sun 12 Noon – 4 PM

Museum General Admission

Please visit phmc.info/SMOPTickets to buy your tickets before you arrive. Member may reserve timed tickets also in advance. Walk-ins are accepted.

Price Admission Type
$7 Adults
$6 Senior citizens ages 65 and above
$5 Children ages 1 – 11

We are a Blue Star Museum presented by National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families

Museums for All an Initiative of Institute of Museum and Library Services

Additional Information

  • For Field Trips and Group visits, please visit the GROUPS pull-down menu for admission prices and options.
  • For special needs accommodations, please contact us at 717-772-6997 prior to your visit.
  • Some special programs and events may also require an additional fee.


Price Admission Type
$3 + museum admission Ages 1 and up

Reciprocal Museum Benefits

The State Museum of Pennsylvania participates in ASTC Travel Passport and Time Travelers. Members of these programs are entitled to: Free admission for up to two adults and up to four children under 18 of the same household. Adult cardholders must be present. Reciprocal benefits do not extend to non-family groups, planetarium tickets, group reservations and some special events. We recommend you call before you arrive to confirm admission details.




For ASTC Benefits: Make sure the science center or museum you are visiting is not located within 90 miles of either your home residence or the science center or museum that you belong to. This distance is measured as a linear radius, not driving distance. Please visit ASTC website for full details.

Explore this map for ASTC member museums within 90 miles of The State Museum of Pennsylvania. If you belong to one of these museums your membership is outside the reciprocity rules.