Pennsylvania Archaeology Month takes place in October. Amateurs and experts alike can come together to celebrate historic sites through various exhibits and activities hosted around the state. For more information, go to the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology’s website at http://pennsylvaniaarchaeology.com/archaeology-month.
The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg features archaeology and paleontology exhibits. The museum has over 4,000,000 objects in its collections. Kids can go to the Planetarium to study astronomy, Curiosity Connection for an interactive learning space, or the Dino Lab to discover fossils. For more information, call (717) 787-4980, or visit the website:
Located in Williamsport, the Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society holds an annual History Day Camp for children ages 8-12. For more information, call (570) 326-3689 or go to:
The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia has long-term galleries about countries all over the world, including Africa, Japan, Israel, Greece, China, and Iraq. You can also visit online exhibits like Traditional Navigation in the Western Pacific or The Real Me: Therapeutic Narrative in Cosmetic Surgery. The museum also has programs for kids like Second Sunday Workshops from October to April to learn about different cultures through hands on activities, World Culture Days to introduce visitors to the cultures represented in the museum galleries, and a Summer Wonder Wednesday morning series to celebrate performance art.
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