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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 Fossil: Trilobite

Thursday, August 1 at 11:30 AM 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, this trilobite once dwelled in the water that covered Pennsylvania during the Cambrian period. Learn more about this fossil and make a […]

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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What’s Cooking? Summer Kitchen

Thursday, August 1 at 1:30pm Step back in time to discover cooking in the 1900’s and how one avoided the heat. The museum’s Summer Kitchen featured many of the most innovative items of the industrial times. Test your skills with hands-on tools and take home some period recipes. Family programs are included with general admission […]