The State Museum of Pennsylvania

300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120- Map It
Phone: (717) 787-4980
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The State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St., presents Pennsylvania's heritage from the Earth's beginning to the present. Archeological artifacts, decorative arts, fine art galleries and industrial and technological innovations can be seen. A Civil War exhibit includes Peter F. Rothermel's 1870 “The Battle of Gettysburg: Pickett's Charge” painting. Curiosity Connection is a hands-on learning environment for children ages 5 and younger. Additional features are Nature Lab, Mammal Hall, a restored mastodon skeleton and a planetarium.
Museum $7; $6 (ages 65+); $5 (ages 1-11); free (retired military with ID and active military with ID and immediate family). Planetarium additional $3.
Hours: Wed.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. noon-5. Curiosity Connection Wed.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. noon-4. Phone ahead for planetarium show schedule. Closed federal and state holidays. Allow 2 hours minimum.