Public Hours

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


Admission Prices

Adults: $6

Children (4-12): $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 18, 2014 - Animal Habitats


Elementary students will learn what animals need to survive in their different habitats.  This day will include an in-depth museum tour as well as hands-on activities. 


March 17, 2014 - Owls

10-2:00 (Owl Program Full!

Check back for openings!)

Elementary students will learn the owls of Pennsylvania, dissect an owl pellet, and determine what animal was eaten. 


February 27, 2014 - Keystone Species*


Middle school students will learn the importance of keystone species and how they impact their environments. 


March 19, 2014 - Blood and



This lab class will teach middle school students about blood and blood-typing.  They will use their knowledge to solve two mysteries. 


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

Open Hours for Homeschool Families

February 11 and March 5, 2014


No registration required, drop in when convenient.

Families are welcome to learn and explore the museum collections at their own pace.  

Admission is Buy One, Get One Free or $10/family


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 February 10, 2014. 

*Our programs for students in middle school are drop-off programs. AMedical Release form will be emailed after registration for each participant..

Programs for students in elementary school require a parent to stay with the child(ren) and families will need to bring bag lunches.  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 717-601-6082.


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