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Event Series Exploration Sky

Exploration Earth

Designed for our youngest viewers. Join Astrid, a scientist, as she explores the 4 major features of Earth: Land, Water, Sky, and Life. See how these features work together to keep Earth a habitable world. While observing, Astrid will be exploring landforms, ecosystems, and the Water Cycle. A production of the Planetarium at The State […]

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Geography of Pennsylvania

Friday, June 14 at 11:30am Join us in the Allegheny Room on the Ground Floor to explore the Geography of Pennsylvania. Discover the states landforms and rivers and trek across the giant floor map while solving a series of geographic challenges. Family programs are included with general admission and designed for all ages. Pick up […]

Event Series Black Holes

Black Holes

Black Holes uses the latest discoveries and observations to help us view the formation of the early universe, star birth and death, the collision of giant galaxies, and a simulated lighting to the super massive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way Galaxy. Narrated by Liam Neeson Educational content designed for Grade […]

Event Series Stars


Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the Universe. Journey to […]

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Family Gallery Tour: William Penn

Friday, June 14 at 1:30pm Join us to explore the life and times of William Penn and the founding of our Commonwealth. The tour includes: a brief history of Penn’s life, the 1681 Charter, Janet deCoux’s statue of Penn, and William and Hannah Penn’s portraits as well as other Museum highlights along the tour route. […]

Event Series Apollo 11

Apollo 11

Experience one of the most momentous times in history. Discover the small steps and giant leaps made by the astronauts of Apollo 11 as they land on the Moon’s surface for the first time. A Production of the Jenks Planetarium  Educational content designed for Grade 4 and up. For ticket pricing and details visit the […]