Programs


BrainWorks Day Camp

Monday, December 1, from 9am-4pm  
 
Brain with gears
Calling all girls, ages 6-12! We are planning a whole day that will engage both hemispheres of your brain through art and science. Together with the Lab of Developmental Neuroscience at Penn State, we will explore how brains work and maybe even play a few tricks on them!
 
Space is limited and registration is required. $10 (non-refundable) fee must be paid at time of registration to reserve your spot. Call 814.234.0200 or stop in to register. $10 fee may be paid in person or securely online here. Before (7:30-9am) and after (4-5:30pm) care provided for an additional $10 per child.
 
*Please note:  BrainWorks day camp is currently FULL. Please call to be put on the waitlist. 
 
Have a daughter too old to attend but still interested? We're also looking for a handful of motivated
13-18 year-old girls to assist in leading the activities of the day. We will hold a short training the week before camp. 
 
Sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
 
 

'Kids Advisory Board' Day!
 
Saturday, December 13, 10am-12pm
 
Drop in and check out the special activities designed and led by members of our Kids Advisory Board. In celebration of their dedication to the museum, admission from 10am-12pm is FREE for everyone! 
 

Baby Explorers Baby Explorers
 
Every Wednesday,
NEW! Choose 1 of 2 sessions:  10:15-10:45 and 10:45-11:15

Visit with your baby to explore science together through books and movement. Perfect for adults with a 6-month to 2-year-old child. Free with membership or paid admission.

*Please note: There will be no Baby Explorers on November 26, December 24 (Closed), or December 31.  
 

Science Adventures
 
Every Thursday, 11-11:30am
 
Join us for our favorite, free preschool program.We are planning new science activities and hope to see you there! Want a longer experience? Visit early for story time, starting at 10:30 am on Thursdays. Free with membership or paid admission!
 
Upcoming themes:
  
November: Discovering My Home (outside)
December:  Discovering My Neighborhood
January:  Discovering My Community
February: Discovering My State 
 
*Please note: We will be closed Thursdays, November 27, December 25, and January 1.  
 

Thursday Story Time
 
Every Thursday at 10:30am
 
Enjoy 20 minutes of stories and songs for preschoolers. Free with membership or paid admission!  
 

Homeschool Days
 
The first Friday of each month from 12:00-3:00pm are Homeschool Days. Homeschool families are admitted at the group rate of $5 per person during this time.