State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents Great Pumpkin Day Saturday, October 15

State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents Great Pumpkin Day Saturday, October 15

If it is October, then it is time for Great Pumpkin Day. Spend a magical morning at The State Museum of Pennsylvania during this family-friendly Halloween celebration featuring special programming and presentations throughout the museum. Come dressed as your favorite character, animal, or museum icon! Explore a variety of games, activities, and craft stations. Travel …

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Homeschool Programs 2022-2023

Homeschool Programs 2022-2023

  Homeschool Programs at the State Museum Homeschool Programs at The State Museum of Pennsylvania begin in October. Museum curators and educators will led the six Pennsylvania focused programs. Families will experience a guided gallery tour and a discussion about the day’s topic, then participate in a hands-on family activity. These programs will give your …

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2022 Workshops in Archaeology

2022 Workshops in Archaeology

Saturday, October 29, 2022 Pathways to the Past The theme of this year’s program centers around archaeology as a tool for discovering a pathway to the past. Archaeologists have identified physical pathways such as Indigenous foot paths, portages, and trade routes but there are also the pathways archaeology can offer in enriching, and sometimes correcting …

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Virtual Learn at Lunchtime

Virtual Learn at Lunchtime

Connect with others and learn about our Commonwealth by joining The State Museum of Pennsylvania for our virtual Learn at Lunchtime programs. Virtual Learn at Lunchtime features a variety of captivating presentations and live conversations with educators, curators, colleagues, and friends about various Pennsylvania topics. Sessions will be presented over Zoom and are free, but registration …

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Explore

Explore

Whatever back-to-school looks like for your classroom, the State Museum of Pennsylvania has virtual educational resources to supplement your lessons and engage your students. Are you teaching about Pennsylvania? Watch, explore and send us your questions.   Have early learners? Check out our Curiosity Kids Programs

Explore! Art Explore! History Explore! Nature

Explore! Nature

Explore! virtual resources to explore more about nature! Watch, explore and send us your questions. Animal Signs Animal Winter Adaptations Conifers and Tree Slice Activity  Dendrochronology, the study of tree rings Ecological Restoration Emerald Ash Borer Groundhog     Pennsylvania Rocks Pennsylvania Songbirds Seasons Snowflakes Turkey Vernal Pools

Explore! Science Explore! Paleontology

Explore! Paleontology

Explore! virtual resources to explore more about paleontology! Watch, explore and send us your questions. 10 Questions about Paleontology with Dr. Steven Jasinski 6 Dinosaurs to Know 5 Things to Know about Paleontology 6 Things to Know About Dinosaurs Fossil Impressions & Casts Geologic Time Line Activity Geologic Time Word Search Pre-Historic Animals