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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New Educational Programming 

Sustainability Day

This program is for middle and high school students.  It includes a campus tour focusing on sustainable practices, visiting the solar thermal water heating system and the solar panel pavilion, and a tour of the Oakes Museum focusing on how unsustainable practices affect animal populations. Visit our Field Trip page for more information.

Homeschool Days

The Oakes Museum of Natural History will be offers educational, science-enrichment programming for homeschool families. Homeschool days include group lessons, hands-on activities, time for families to discover at their own pace and take-home extensions. Visit our Field Trip page for more information.

Exhibits

Native American Ojibwe Regalia

"Regalia is who we are.  It is part of our culture. " - Dale Singer

Part of the Singer Collection of Native American Artifacts, the authentic Ojibwe regalia is made of elk hide, turkey bones, and abalone shell.  It features a prayer fan, medicine bag, and symbolic beads. This exhibit is located on the North American Floor.

For the Kids

Sensory Discovery Room

Children of all ages can observe rocks, minerals, shells, reptiles, and amphibians up close. Use the microscope to take a closer look at items from nature! Select a coloring page or track rubbing of your favorite Pennsylvania animal. Read a book about the animals found in the museum. Enjoy learning more about nature in this hands on room. 

This month's focus is vernal ponds!  Find out more about the frogs, salamanders and other animals that rely on vernal ponds for survival.

Museum Store

Looking for unique gifts or educational items that will enhance your museum experience after your visit?  Our store is stocked with quality books, puppets, geological specimens and souvenirs for all ages.