We are excited here at The State Museum of Pennsylvania about upcoming events and changes for the Field Trip Season. As the official museum of the Commonwealth, we have over 75,000 school students visiting us each school year and hope that we can count your group among them this year. We want to make sure that our valued guests are “in the know” and “up to speed” on what is happening and available here at The State Museum of Pennsylvania.

With upgrades to our reservations system, we want to make sure that your trip planning is easy. Attached is a pdf file to aid you in planning and organizing your visit to The State Museum. There is a worksheet to help you prepare all the information you will need to register, guidelines for planning your visit, helpful hints, and a schedule of exciting new educational programs to enhance your Field Trip.

Other changes at The State Museum include new classes, guided tours, & Planetarium upgrades. These programs will be available throughout the year at varying times. Please be aware that space on some programs is limited and may require a little extra planning during the reservation process

We hope these materials make planning your visit to The State Museum of Pennsylvania easier and provide a more meaningful Field Trip for you students. As always our staff is here for you. If you have any questions about individual programs, classes, and tours, or need some extra help in planning your trip, please give Diane Wynkoop our Reservationist a call at 717-772-6997.

We look forward to seeing
you and your students again this year!

The State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North Street Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120


Before You Visit...- a PDF of Directions, Bus Parking, Map of the
Capitol Complex
State Museum Map and Visitor Guide - Floor Plans - A map for finding your way around the museum
Scavenger Hunt- Activity sheets for students to use during their
museum visit.
WebQuest – a great pre or post activity aligned with the PA Standards


Educational materials may be duplicated for student use.

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