Pennsylvania Trails of History

State Museum of Pennsylvania

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Central Business District, Harrisburg
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  • Christopher M.
    "Great planetarium show but I was sleepy and fell asleep"(3 Tips)
    Zach C.
    "The dinosaurs and Civil War exhibits are must sees!"(6 Tips)
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  • visitPA
    visitPAAugust 9, 2013
    With four floors of interactive exhibits and activities representing Pennsylvania's story from Earth's beginning to today, the State Museum is a great place to keep growing minds engaged.
  • David C.
    David CorbittMay 26, 2013
    Tuck the wife and the niece today had a blast with some history figures and cars. Here is a pic of one of my favorite cars.
  • Deepti A.
    Deepti AllaDecember 12, 2014
    Loved the museum! The art sections is one of the best !!!
  • Central Penn College
    Ever wonder how many great things came out of PA? Check out the State Museum, just minutes away from our Summerdale campus, and learn about everything that makes Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania!
  • Derek M.
    Derek MMarch 12, 2011
    Fantastic children's play area just as you enter. Hours of fun for kids on a cold or rainy day!
  • Hannah
    HannahJune 17, 2012
    Check out the Art of the State show on the 2nd floor! This juried exhibit runs through September 9th and showcases 130 pieces from 117 artists working throughout the commonwealth.
  • Chris S.
    Chris ShopeJune 19, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Check out the Planetarium (on the 3rd floor)! They run public shows every weekend. It's a must see!
  • Deborah K.
    Deborah KlawitterMarch 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Visit Rescue Community Church here at the museum, Sundays at 11. Stay and visit the museum for free after! :)
  • Antonello L.
    Small, old style diorama like exhibits, but quite nice
  • Visit Hershey Harrisburg
    Visit Hershey HarrisburgNovember 4, 2010
    Explore 4 floors of natural history while you learn about the state of Pennsylvania from the beginning! Read more
  • Deborah K.
    Deborah KlawitterJanuary 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Sundays at 11. Visit Rescue Community Church!
  • Chris C.
    Chris ChampionJuly 21, 2013
    Tell them you are a AAA member for a $1 discount (normally $5/adult).
  • Zach C.
    Zach ChizarOctober 21, 2010
    The dinosaurs and Civil War exhibits are must sees!
  • Traci R.
    Traci RabensteinJune 4, 2010
    When you don't know what to do with an afternoon, the Museum is a good place to start.
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MarkleySeptember 4, 2011
    Great planetarium show but I was sleepy and fell asleep
  • Juls B.
    Juls BrinjacJune 25, 2011
    Look for professor Shope in the planetarium! He is AWESOME!
  • Daynia A.
    Daynia AnthonyJanuary 3, 2016
    Great museum here.
  • Howard P.
    Howard PollmanJune 3, 2010
    Don't forget to check out Mammal Hall on the Third Floor!
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda ShaferFebruary 16, 2010
    Go check out the mastodon exhibit on the first floor. Read more
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