Public Hours

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


Admission Prices

Adults: $6

Children (4-18): $3.50

Seniors (55+): $3.50

Children 3 & under are admitted free

All major credit cards accepted

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Grades 6, 7, and 8

CC2 is a program that 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



Please note that this will be an outdoor activity. 

Details will be sent to registrants.


9/6 Scales, Fins and Gills

The fish of the Yellow Breeches!

Study the fabulous fish of the Yellow Breeches.

10/4 Keep on Diggin’!  

Another Archeological Dig!

Unearth the past at an archeological dig.

11/1 Simple Machines

Discover how they make our lives easier.



CC2 Time

Saturdays 1:45 PM – 4:00 PM
Doors open for registration at 1:35 PM

Experienced Teachers

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


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

Need-based scholarships available.

For more information contact the museum office.

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

For more information call 691-6082 (option 2) or email us at

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


 - Click Here to Register for CC 2 -

- Click Here to Make an Online Payment -

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.

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


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.