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Science Classes at the Oakes Museum (K-4th)

Science Classes at the Oakes Museum (K-4th)


Programs for elementary students require a parent to stay with the child(ren). Younger siblings are welcome and are considered participants. Infant siblings are free.  See class descriptions below:

September 26 - 9:30-11:30 (K-4th) and 12:30-3:00 (5th – 10th)
Using live specimens and our museum collection, we will learn about these winged wonders.

October 26 – 9:30-11:30 (K-4th) and 12:30-3:00 (5th – 10th)
Seeds are important for plants and people! Discover why plants produce seeds, how a small seed grows into a tall plant, the ways different seeds are distributed, and the importance of seeds to people.

Color in the Animal World
November 12 - 9:30-11:30 (K-4th) and 12:30-3:00 (5th – 10th)
How do animals use color? Why are some animals brightly colored, while others are dull and drab? Using the museum exhibits and collections, we will explore how color is used by a variety of different animals.

December 7 – 9:30-11:30 (K-4th) and 12:30-3:00 (5th – 10th)
Why do beavers build dams? How do they stay warm in the winter? Why do they have orange teeth? How do beavers impact their environment? We will answer these questions and more as we learn about this fascinating rodent.

Animal Habitats
January 17 - 9:30-11:30 (K-4th) and 12:30-3:00 (5th – 10th)
Come learn what animals need to survive in their different habitats. This day will include an in-depth museum tour.

February 4 - 9:30-11:30 (K-4th) and 12:30-3:00 (5th – 10th)
Learn what makes this group of birds unique, how to identify common waterfowl, and the impact humans have had on their populations in Pennsylvania.


Oakes Museum @ Messiah College

Science Classes at the Oakes Museum (K-4th)