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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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State Insect: Firefly

Wednesday, July 24 at 11:30am Fireflies, also known as lightning bugs, but are actually not a fly or a bug, but a soft bodied beetle. Pennsylvania is home to more than 15 species of fireflies and this nocturnal insect family was chosen as a state symbol to represent Pennsylvania in 1988. Learn more about this […]

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 […]

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Toys and Games of the 1950s and 1960s

Wednesday, July 24 at 1:30pm Discover and play with the toys and games that became popular in Pennsylvania during the 1950s and 1960s. See if you can walk a Slinky down that stairs, test your hula hoop skills, play a round of Candyland and more. Family activities are included with general admission and designed for […]

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 […]