Public Hours

  • Saturdays 1-5 p.m.
  • School/Tour groups
    by appointment only


Admission Prices

Adults: $6.50

Children (4-18): $4.00

Seniors (55+): $4.00

Children 3 & under are admitted free

All major credit cards accepted

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Grades 6, 7, 8

Saturdays 12:15 PM - 2:30 PM

CC2 provides educational science enrichment on a variety of topics in a fun learning environment.


“My daughter enjoyed the variety of topics, and indicated that she’s learned a lot about various aspects of science.” 

Curator Club Parent


2017 Summer Activities

Now 6 Activities!

May 6 Shells

Discover the Diversity from Under the Sea


May 20 Simple Machines!

Simplify Work with Simple Machines

June 3 Lepidoptera - Winged Wonders!

Observe Butterflies and Moths

June 17 Reptiles - Snap, Slither and Snooze! Learn About the Life of Reptiles

July 1 Mycology - Fungus Amongus! 

Explore the Amazing World of Fungi

July 15 Macroinvertebrates

Assess the Yellow Breeches


Please register your child based on the grade they are currently enrolled in.  Contact us with any questions.


 - Click Here to Register for CC 2 -

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CC2 members receive a membership card for free admission to The Oakes Museum of Natural History, a certificate for three free admissions, and a t-shirt.


The cost is $15 per individual per activity. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required as space is limited. Walk-ins may be accepted on the day of the activity for a cost of $18 as space allows.

Payment must be received within 72 hours of an activity or the registration may not be held.  We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Checks may be mailed to:

The Oakes Museum of Natural History
Messiah College
One College Avenue
Suite 3029
Mechanicsburg, Pa 17055
Attn:  CC2

The Oakes Museum of Natural History reserves the right to cancel any program two weeks before it begins due to insufficient registration. All prepaid participants will receive a full refund.

No refunds will be issued after the first activity.

Need-based scholarships are available.

For more information contact us at

In case of inclement weather, please call 691-6082 (option 2)
for information regarding cancellations or delays.

Experienced Teachers

Instructors are certified teachers assisted by Messiah College students.  All staff members—instructors and assistants—have current clearances.


What to Bring

  • Labeled Water bottle (if needed)
  • No crocs or flipflops for water or hiking activities
  • Sunscreen (if needed)
  • Dress for the weather as we may be outside

Curator Club Mission Statement

In fitting with the Oakes Museum mission statement, the Curator Club is a multifaceted science enrichment program.  The program will provide a meaningful and hands on learning experience for the participants, challenging them to explore and question their world.

Fulfilling part of the Oakes Museum mission, the Curator Club is a multifaceted science enrichment program for community children, grades 3 to 8.  The program provides scientifically-based, hands-on learning experience for the participants, challenging them to explore and question their world.