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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"The students' classroom knowledge of rocks and birds from throughout the year was reinforced by the lessons presented by the Oakes Museum staff." - Homeschool Parent

"The museum educators were fabulous!" - Visitor

"The students were engaged throughout the day, and new learning and application of previous learning took place." - 8th Grade Teacher









Homeschool Days

at The Oakes Museum of Natural History


Homeschool students are invited to the Oakes Museum for educational, science-enrichment programming. 


February 20, 2015 – Animals in Winter

Discover the variety of ways animals in Pennsylvania survive the cold winter temperatures.        


March 6, 2015 – Life on the Savanna  

Students will learn how animals interact and survive on the savanna in Africa. 


March 18, 2015 – Insects

Using live animals and museum specimens, students will learn about this diverse group of animals.    

Each program will be offered:

9:30-12:00 - K-4th Focus

1:00-3:30 - 5th-10th Focus

Cost: $10/child

Pre-registration and prepayment is required. Space is limited so register early!

*Our afternoon programs, for older students, are drop-off programs. A Medical Release form will be emailed after registration for each participant.

Programs for elementary students require a parent to stay with the child(ren).  Younger siblings are welcome and are considered particpants in the program.  Infant siblings are free. 

Our grade designations are guidelines, not rules.

If you have any questions, please contact Helena Cicero, Education Coordinator at the Oakes Museum of Natural History or 717-691-6082.

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

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