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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Curator Club

Gradades 3, 4, and 5

Curator Club is a program that provides science education

on a variety of topics in a fun learning environment. 

 

“Saturday mornings at Curator Club were always a highlight of my child’s week.” Curator Club Parent

 

 

2015 WINTER SCHEDULE

Registration will be open soon.

1/10  Learn About Carnivorous Plants!  Danger!

 

1/24  Discover the Science of Magic

and the Magic of Science!

 

2/7  Celebrate Groundhog Day

and Learn about Weather Prediction!

 

2/21  Explore the Forces of Nature

that Shape Our World! 

 

3/7  Uncover the Science

Behind the Nasty, Gross and Disgusting!

 

3/28  Identify Local Birds

and Explore Their Habitats!

 

Curator Club Time

NEW TIMES!!!

Saturdays 9:15 AM – 11:30 PM

Doors open for registration at 9:05 AM

 

Experienced Teachers

Curator Club instructors are certified teachers assisted by Messiah College students.  All museum staff members have current clearances.

Price

The cost for all six activities is $75 or $15 per individual activity.  Walk-ins will be accepted on the day of the activity as space allows for a cost of $18. 

Need-based scholarships available.  For more information contact the museum office.

Curator Club members receive an annual membership card for free admission to The Oakes Museum of Natural History, a certificate for three free children's admissions to bring a friend, and a Curator Club t-shirt.

For more information call 691-6082 (option 2) or email us at curatorsclub@messiah.edu

Payment must be received within 72 hours of an activity or the registration may not be held.  Credit card payments may now be made online - see link below registration.  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:  Curator Club

 

Curator Club Archeology Stouffer Farm Dig

 

No refunds will be issued after the first activity.

 

 

 

-Click Here to Register for Curator Club-

-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.

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

Curator Club African Animal Masks

What to Bring

  • Water bottle (if needed and labeled)
  • No crocs or flipflops
  • Sunscreen (if needed)

 

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.