Curiosity Connection

Your child's first museum experience.

Curiosity Connection


  • Curiosity Connection is The State Museum’s exciting, hands-on environment for imaginative children ages 1-5.
  • Admission to Curiosity Connection is included with general admission.
  • Groups of 10 or more may book at the group rate and receive a 45-minutes of play. Groups of 10 or more must schedule in advance by emailing the Reservations Office or calling (717) 772-6997. If more time in Curiosity Connection is preferred, standard admission fees will apply.
  • Capacity is limited to 45 visitors and all children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • On high visitation days, The State Museum reserves the right, without prior notification, to issue timed tickets which provide 45 minutes of play for our visitors on a first come, first served basis.


Day Hours
Mon-Tues Closed
Wed-Sat 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm


StoryTime is our popular reading series for children aged 3 to 5. Program occurs first Friday of every month at 10:30 AM. StoryTime includes a reading and a related hands-on activity in a Museum gallery or in Curiosity Connection. Come join us to learn and explore!

Curiosity Kids

Join Museum Educators to explore the world around us. Each lesson will include a brief chat about the subject followed by experiments, crafts, and activities! Specifically designed for visitors age 4-7 and their chaperones. Included with Museum General Admission. Learn through investigation!

Things Parents Need To Know

Please refrain from bringing the following into Curiosity Connection:

  • Food and drink
  • Strollers
  • Laptops/tablets and other electronics

Adults are responsible for encouraging safe play, sharing, and picking up of play things.

Scenes from Curiosity Connection