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State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces January 2019 Highlights

Harrisburg, PA - The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for January 2019:

StoryTime: Best in Snow by April Pulley Sayre, Friday, January 4 at 10:30 AM
The children’s book Best in Snow by April Pulley Sayre will be read in Mammal Hall with an activity in Nature Lab to follow. StoryTime is the museum’s popular reading series for children aged 3 to 5 and is included with general admission.
Nature Lab: Snow! Thursday, January 10 at 11:30 AM
Museum educators will hold a presentation in Nature Lab on snow. Participants will experiment with and learn all about the much-loved winter phenomenon. This presentation is designed for general audiences and is included with general admission.
Curiosity Kids: Slime, Thursday, January 17 at 11:30 AM
In this program held in Nature Lab, young visitors will learn all about “slime.” Children will discover which ingredients are used for great slime, see the chemical reactions in making it, and learn how to create a fluffy version. Curiosity Kids bridges the fun of Curiosity Connection with the wonders of The State Museum. Museum educators guide adults and their children, ages 3 to 6, on fascinating trips through history. Hands-on experiments in science and art offer enlightening views of the world. Curiosity Kids programs, funded in part by a grant from the Joseph T. and Helen M. Simpson Foundation, are included with general admission.
Learn at Lunchtime: Faster Than Light Planetarium Program, Friday, January 18 at 12:15 PM
Learn at Lunchtime will feature a special showing of the museum’s new planetarium program Faster Than Light: The Dream of Interstellar Flight. Doors close and the show begins promptly at 12:15 PM. This program is included with general admission. Because seating is limited, tickets must be picked up at the front desk.
The Planetarium at The State Museum of Pennsylvania: The planetarium is offering two shows from January 2 through March 3.
Animals of the Night (Pre-K to Grade 1), Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 11:00 AM; Saturday, 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM; Sunday, 1:00 PM
Designed for children, this traditionally styled show helps viewers use their imaginations to see pictures in the sky, learn about constellations, understand basic movements of the Earth, and discover animals that can be found both in Pennsylvania and in its night sky.
Faster Than Light: The Dream of Interstellar Flight (Grade 6 and up), Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 1:00 PM; Saturday, 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM; Sunday, 2:00 PM
The impulse to strike out into the unknown to see what’s over the horizon is as old as humanity. Today, whole new horizons beckon. Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds. But if one is found, how will we ever get there? How long will it take? What rocket designs might one day conquer the voids of space? How far can our technology take us? This program narrated by Sean Bean explores these questions.
Planetarium shows are $3 per person in addition to general admission. Members of the State Museum Affiliate and the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation are admitted free.
The State Museum of Pennsylvania, adjacent to the State Capitol in Harrisburg, is one of 24 historic sites and museums administered by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission as part of the Pennsylvania Trails of History. The State Museum offers expansive collections interpreting Pennsylvania’s fascinating heritage. With exhibits examining the dawn of geologic time, the Native American experience, the colonial and revolutionary eras, a pivotal Civil War battleground, and the commonwealth's vast industrial age, The State Museum demonstrates that Pennsylvania's story is America’s story.
Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Admission is $7 for adults (ages 12-64), $6 for senior citizens (ages 65 and up), and $5 for children (ages 1-11).
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MEDIA CONTACT: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639
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