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 Days

at The Oakes Museum of Natural History

 

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

 November 7, 2014 - Owls

Learn the owls of Pennsylvania, dissect an owl pellet, and determine what animal was eaten.

November 21, 2014 - Bones

We will look at museum specimens to learn similarities/differences in bone structure between different species, how bones grow and how they turn into fossils.

December 3, 2014 - Stripes and Spots

Learn how animals use color to help them survive.  This program will include a museum tour.

December 12 , 2014 - Shells

Using the museum collection, we will study why animals have shells, how they grow and their role in history

Each program will be offered:

9-12:00 - K-4th Focus

1-4:00 - 5th-10th Focus

Cost: $10/child

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

*Our programs for students in middle school 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 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. No refunds after November 1, 2014. 

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