Hours & Admission

Come visit us in downtown Harrisburg, PA.

Hours & Admission

Due to the Governor’s order regarding COVID-19, the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) museums and offices throughout the state are temporarily closed. 

The State Museum of Pennsylvania, which is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, remains closed to the public.  The State Museum and other state-owned historic sites and museums will reopen at the direction of the Governor’s administration.

Museum Hours

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

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

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 Closed
Sun Closed

Museum General Admission

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

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.

Planetarium

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