A curious child looks out a portal as he shows off a bumble bee inside the museum's new Curiosity Connection.


Educational programs at The State Museum are designed to encourage visitors, both young and old, to explore, discover and experience the stories of Pennsylvania's rich and exciting past.

Programs reflect the content of Museum Exhibits, help participants to understand the messages and enrich their lives. Programs vary from the Planetarium, where astronomy and the latest discoveries in space science are explained through multi-media, to Curiosity Connection, the museum's hands-on learning center; as well as discovering Coelophysis bones in the Dino Lab.

All programs are designed especially for school students, to help teachers enhance their curricula. Teachers can access their pages by clicking here or using the jump-to menu at the top of this page


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