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State Fossil: Trilobite

Friday, July 26 On December 5, 1988, the fossil of an extinct arthropod, Phacops rana, was chosen to represent the state of Pennsylvania. Now re-classified as the species Eldredgeops rana, […]

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Magnets & Magnetism

Friday, July 26 at 11:30am Join us in Nature Lab to explore magnets and magnetism. What are magnets and how does magnetism work? Through a series of self-exploration experiments visitors will be able to use magnets in a series of challenges that explore how magnets work. Family programs are included with general admission and designed […]

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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 […]

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Virtual Program: PA’s Caves Time Capsules of the Past

Friday, July 26 at 12:15pm Join Rose-Anna Behr, the Karst and Sinkhole Specialist for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resource’s Pennsylvania Geological Survey, to learn how Pennsylvania’s caves preserve a record of the past. Fossils, from giant wooly mammoths to tiny grains of pollen, reveal information about the past climate, ecosystems, and wildlife that […]

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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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Giant PA Map

Join us to explore Pennsylvania topics while walking on the Giant PA Map! Family programs are included with general admission and designed for all ages.

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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 […]