State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces June Highlights

State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces June Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for June 2019: StoryTime: What a Treasure! by Jane and Will Hillenbrand Friday, June 7 at 10:30 AM The children’s book What a Treasure! by Jane and Will Hillenbrand will be read in Curiosity Connection with an activity following the reading. The story is about what Mole …

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Press Release: Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Mammal Hall and its Restoration

Press Release: Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Mammal Hall and its Restoration

Next month, The State Museum of Pennsylvania will celebrate 50 years of Mammal Hall, one of its most beloved exhibits, with a week of special programming beginning Wednesday, September 26, and culminating with a rededication ceremony on Sunday, September 30. Throughout the week-long celebration, visitors will have the opportunity to build their own diorama, walk …

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Press Release: June 2018 Highlights

Press Release: June 2018 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for June 2018: Pay as You Wish Summer Fridays The State Museum is inviting visitors to pay what they wish for general admission on Fridays beginning on Friday, June 22, and continuing through Friday, August 24, 2018. Fees for the Planetarium and other special programs …

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Press Release: May 2018 Highlights

Press Release: May 2018 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for May 2018: StoryTime: My Cousin Momo by Zacharia OHora, Friday, May 4, 10:00 AM Join us in Curiosity Connection as we read and explore Zacharia OHora’s My Cousin Momo, the 2018 winner of Pennsylvania One Book, Every One Child. StoryTime is the museum’s popular …

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Press Release: February 2018 Highlights

Press Release: February 2018 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for February 2018: StoryTime: Spectacular Spots by Susan Stockdale by Friday, February 2 10:00 AM Gather in Ecology Hall for our story Spectacular Spots by award-winning author/illustrator Susan Stockdale.  Discover why spots are helpful to animals and join our scavenger hunt to search for spotted …

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Discovery magnified: The brilliance of Joseph Priestley

Discovery magnified: The brilliance of Joseph Priestley

British scientist and Unitarian theologian Joseph Priestley used this brass-and-glass telescope in his laboratory at his home in Northumberland County, Pa. Selected by CAP Curator Jennifer Gleim as this week’s Pennsylvania Treasure, the telescope, on loan from the Joseph Priestley House, is featured in The State Museum’s Pennsylvania Icons exhibit. The earliest known working telescopes …

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50 Years of History: The State Museum and Archives Complex

50 Years of History: The State Museum and Archives Complex

  The State Museum of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania State Archives were physically joined in a new, modern architectural complex 50 years ago.  Designed by the Harrisburg-based architectural firm of Lawrie and Green, the complex opened in 1964 and was dedicated in October 1965. First known as the William Penn Memorial Museum and State Archives, …

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Back to the Moon for Good: My lunch with Buzz Lightyear and a few lunar hopefuls

Back to the Moon for Good: My lunch with Buzz Lightyear and a few lunar hopefuls

  Every other month or so, my co-workers and I spend our lunch hour under the stars inside the planetarium at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. For 25 minutes, this self-professed sci-fi geek gets to shift his gaze toward the far reaches of space as images of the moon and lunar landers glide across a …

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