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Oakes Museum @ Messiah College

  • Address: One College Avenue Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
  • Phone: (717) 691-6082
  • Address: One College Avenue Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
  • Phone: (717) 691-6082
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A 10,000-square-foot museum devoted to natural history with exhibits that take you back thousands of years to America and Africa.  75 full mounts, including a zebra, giraffe and elephant.

Adults $6; Children (ages 4 to 12) $3.50; Seniors (55+) $3.50. Children 3 and under are admitted free

Groups:  Enjoy a guided tour filled with fun facts and exhibit history. Tour time approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Minimum tour group size is 15. Maximum tour group size is 50. Motorcoach parking available.

Children: Curator Club and Curator Club 2 offer Saturday morning programs that provide children with educational science enrichment in a fun learning environment.

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  • Directions: Directions to the Oakes Museum SOUTHBOUND ON US 15: Travel approximately three (3) miles beyond the Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange to the Lisburn Road exit. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp. Turn right onto Grantham Road. At the the entrance to the campus, turn left and travel to the first stop sign. Turn right into the parking lot of the Jordon Science Center, home of the Oakes Museum. NORTHBOUND ON US 15: Travel approximately four miles beyond the PA 74 North intersection near Dillsburg to the Lisburn Road exit. Turn right at the end of the exit ramp. Turn right onto Grantham Road. At the the entrance to the campus, turn left and travel to the first stop sign. Turn right into the parking lot of the Jordon Science Center, home of the Oakes Museum. VISITOR PARKING Parking for visitors during public hours is available in the Jordan Science Center parking lot. HANDICAPPED PARKING Handicapped parking is available in the Jordan Science Center parking lot. FIELD TRIP DROP-OFF Field trip drop-off location will be specified by museum staff prior to arrival .
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  • Hours: Saturdays 1-5pm
  • Payment Accepted:
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  • Group Reservations Required:
  • Maximum # of People for Tour: 50
  • Motorcoach Parking:
  • Price Range: varies
  • Tour Length: 1 to 2 hours
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CC2: Let's Dig In!

  • Date: October 1, 2016
  • Times: 12:15 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Location: Oakes Museum @ Messiah College

Curator Club: Let's Dig In!

  • Date: October 1, 2016
  • Times: 9:15 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Location: Oakes Museum @ Messiah College

CC2: What's for Dinner?

  • Date: October 29, 2016
  • Times: 12:15 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Location: Oakes Museum @ Messiah College

Curator Club: What's for Dinner?

  • Date: October 29, 2016
  • Times: 9:15 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Location: Oakes Museum @ Messiah College

CC2: Let it Snow!

  • Date: November 5, 2016
  • Times: 12:15 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Location: Oakes Museum @ Messiah College

Curator Club: Let it Snow!

  • Date: November 5, 2016
  • Times: 9:15 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Location: Oakes Museum @ Messiah College

Curator Club: Give Me Some Space!

  • Date: November 19, 2016
  • Times: 9:15 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Location: Oakes Museum @ Messiah College