Pennsylvania

Curiosity Connection

This children’s outpost of the State Museum of Pennsylvania offers groups the chance to learn about Pennsylvania through play. Special classes include lessons on the Lenape of Pennsylvania, William Penn, and Rocks in Our Daily Life, and gallery tours include Archaeology and Anthropology, Life Through Time, and Machines Through Time. Visitors can visit a life-size streetscape made to look like a 19th century Pennsylvania town, a hands-on anthropology/archeology gallery, a hall of geology and a hall of mammals (the latter of which offers tons of taxidermied critters), and an ecology hall, where groups can study Pennsylvania’s major ecosystems through fun activities.
 
Contact Info
Address: 300 North Street, Harrisburg, PA, 17120. Dauphin County. Tel: 717-787-4980. Email: dwynkoop@pa.gov. Website: www.statemuseumpa.org. Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 9AM-4PM. 
  
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-4th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Children's Museum Lesson Plan

Gravity, robotics, health and fitness, culture, engineering, environment, and art are just a few of the educational topics that young students can learn about and experiment with at children’s museums. Children’s museums provide hands-on, colorful, interactive exhibits that help young students learn about a variety of topics.... Continue