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

 

 

Homeschool

 

 

 

Homeschool Programs

at The Oakes Museum of Natural History

September 28 – Trees

Trees are the backbones of our forests.  Students will learn the structure of a forest, tree identification skills and how trees grow. Come prepared for a hike       

 

October 26 – Geology Rocks   

Discover Pennsylvania rocks and minerals, learn the rock cycle and how rocks are used every day.

 

November 24 – Insects

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

 

December 16 – Elephants

Students will learn about the largest land animal, how it survives, and why it needs to be conserved. 

 

Each program will be offered:

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

1:00 - 3:30 - 5th-10th focus – this is a drop-off program

$10/student

 

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

 

Lab Classes for 6th – 12th grade students

October 23 – Earthworm and Grasshopper Dissection

10-12:00 Noon

Frog Dissection 1-3:00  

Students will be introduced to the external and internal anatomy of animals as they learn dissection techniques and lab safety protocol. 

 

December 18 – Histology - Tissue Lab  

July 22 – 1-3:00PM

Students will use prepared slides to study the main types of tissue found in the human body.

 

December 21 – Perch Dissection

10-12:00 noon

Frog Dissection

1-3:00

Students will be introduced to the external and internal anatomy of animals as they learn dissection techniques and lab safety protocol. 

Cost: $25/class   

Lab classes are drop-off programs.

 

Our grade designations are guidelines, not rules.  

 

 

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

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If you have any questions, please contact Helena Cicero, Education Coordinator at the Oakes Museum of Natural History hcicero@messiah.edu 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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