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The Oakes Museum of Natural History

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Suite 3029 One College Avenue
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 United States
7176916082

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August 2016
$25

Homeschool Cell Biology Lab Class

August 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Homeschool Cell Biology Lab Class on Aug. 1st from 9:30am-Noon at The Oakes Museum of Natural History. Students, grades 6th-12th, will use microscopes to make slides of plant and animal cells – the building blocks of life.

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$25

Homeschool Single Cell Organisms Lab Class

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Homeschool Single Cell Organisms Lab Class on Aug. 1st from 1pm-3:30pm at The Oakes Museum of Natural History. Students, grades 6th-12th, will use slides to learn the different types of single-celled organisms, what they eat, how they move and where they live.

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$25

Homeschool Blood and Blood Typing Lab Class

August 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Homeschool Blood and Blood Typing Lab Class on Aug. 3rd from 9:30am-noon at The Oakes Museum of Natural History.  This lab class will teach students about blood and blood-typing. They will use their knowledge to solve two mysteries. Students in grades 6th-12th are welcome to attend.

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$25

Homeschool Dissections Lab Class

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Homeschool Dissections Lab Class on Aug. 3rd from 1pm-3:30pm at The Oakes Museum of Natural History. Students, grades 6th-12th, will be introduced to the external and internal anatomy of animals as they learn dissection techniques and safety. Choose one: Earthworm/Grasshopper, Perch, or Frog

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$25

Home School Dissections Lab Class

August 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Home  School Dissections Lab Class on Aug. 4th from 9:30am-noon at The Oakes Museum of Natural History.  Students, grades 6th-12th, will be introduced to the external and internal anatomy of animals as they learn dissection techniques and safety. Choose one: Earthworm/Grasshopper, Perch, or Frog

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$25

Home School Guided Frog Dissection Lab Class

August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Home  School Guided Frog Dissection Lab Class on Aug. 4th from 1:00pm-3:30pm at The Oakes Museum of Natural History. Students, grades 6th-12th, will go through the dissection together with instructor’s guidance. This is for students with no dissection experience.

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$15 - $18

Curators Club – North America!

August 6 @ 9:15 am - 11:20 am

Curators’ club is a science program for children in grades 3-5 on Aug. 6th from 9:15am-11:20am at The Oakes Museum of Natural History. The topic is North America! Identify animal signs and adaptations. Curator Club members receive an annual membership card for free admission to The Oakes Museum, a certificate for 3 children’s admissions, and a T-shirt. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Walk-ins will be accepted as space allows. Registration Link: http://www.messiah.edu/Oakes/curator_club/index.html

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Home School Family Day

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Home School Family Day on Aug. 18th from 10am-4pm at The Oakes Museum of Natural History. Guided tours, book readings, special activities will be offered throughout the day. No registration needed.

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$6.50

Super Saturday: Insects

August 20 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

View museum specimens and live insects  from around the world on Aug. 20th from 1pm-5pm at The Oakes Museum of Natural History! Visit the Community Garden  to discover which insects are helpful and which are harmful.

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$10

Home School Family Program: Flowers

August 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Home School Family Program: Flowers on Aug. 24th from 9:30am-noon at The Oakes Museum of Natural History.  Students will learn why plants have flowers, the different types of flowers, and will dissect a flower to learn the parts. Come prepared for a hike!

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$10

Home School Family Program: Flowers

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Home School Family Program: Flowers on Aug. 24th from 1pm-3:30pm at The Oakes Museum of Natural History. Students will learn why plants have flowers, the different types of flowers, and will dissect a flower to learn the parts. Come prepared for a hike!

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September 2016
$15 - $18

Curators Club – Pachy What? Pachyderms!

September 10 @ 9:10 am - 11:30 am

Curators’ club is a science program for children in grades 3-5. This week’s topic is Pachy What? Pachyderms! Asian and African Elephants. Curator Club members receive an annual membership card for free admission to The Oakes Museum, a certificate for 3 children’s admissions, and a T-shirt. . Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Walk-ins will be accepted as space allows. To register go to http://www.messiah.edu/Oakes/curator_club/index.html

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$15 - $18

Curators Club – Leopard Spots, Zebra Stripes & Other Animal Mysteries!

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Curators’ club is a science program for children in grades 3-5. This week’s topic is Leopard Spots, Zebra Stripes & Other Animal Mysteries! Curator Club members receive an annual membership card for free admission to The Oakes Museum, a certificate for 3 children’s admissions, and a T-shirt.  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Walk-ins will be accepted as space allows. To register go to http://www.messiah.edu/Oakes/curator_club/index.html

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October 2016
$15 - $18

Curators Club – Let’s Dig In !

October 1 @ 9:15 am - 11:30 am

Curators’ club is a science program for children in grades 3-5. This week’s topic is Let’s Dig In! A Real Archeological Dig. Curator Club members receive an annual membership card for free admission to The Oakes Museum, a certificate for 3 children’s admissions, and a T-shirt. T Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Walk-ins will be accepted as space allows . To register go to http://www.messiah.edu/Oakes/curator_club/index.html

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$15 - $18

CC2 – Let’s Dig In!

October 1 @ 12:10 pm - 2:25 pm

The CC2 is a science program for children in grades 6-8. This week’s topic is Let’s Dig In! A Real Archeological Dig. CC2 members receive an annual membership card for free admission to The Oakes Museum, a birthday certificate for three children’s admissions, and a T-shirt.  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Walk-ins will be as space allows. To register go to http://www.messiah.edu/Oakes/curator_club/curator-club-2.html

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$15 - $18

Curators Club – What’s for Dinner?

October 29 @ 9:15 am - 11:25 am

Curators’ club is a science program for children in grades 3-5. This week’s topic is What’s for Dinner? Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores. Curator Club members receive an annual membership card for free admission to The Oakes Museum, a certificate for 3 children’s admissions, and a T-shirt. TPre-registration and pre-payment are required. Walk-ins will be accepted as space allows . To register go to http://www.messiah.edu/Oakes/curator_club/index.html

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$15 - $18

CC2 – What’s for Dinner?

October 29 @ 12:15 pm - 2:30 pm

The CC2 is a science program for children in grades 6-8. This week’s topic is What’s for Dinner? Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores. CC 2 members receive an annual membership card for free admission to The Oakes Museum, a birthday certificate for three children’s admissions, and a T-shirt.  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Walk-ins will be as space allows. To register go to http://www.messiah.edu/Oakes/curator_club/curator-club-2.html

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November 2016
$15 - $18

Curators Club – Let it Snow!

November 5 @ 9:15 am - 11:20 am

Curators’ club is a science program for children in grades 3-5. This week’s topic is Let it Snow! Animals in the Arctic. Curator Club members receive an annual membership card for free admission to The Oakes Museum, a certificate for 3 children’s admissions, and a T-shirt. . Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Walk-ins will be accepted as space allows . To register go to http://www.messiah.edu/Oakes/curator_club/index.html

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$15 - $18

CC2 – Let it Snow!

November 5 @ 12:10 pm - 2:20 pm

The CC2 is a science program for children in grades 6-8. This week’s topic is Let it Snow! Animals in the Arctic. CC2 members receive an annual membership card for free admission to The Oakes Museum, a birthday certificate for three children’s admissions, and a T-shirt. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Walk-ins will be as space allows. To register go to http://www.messiah.edu/Oakes/curator_club/curator-club-2.html

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$15 - $18

Curators Club – Give Me Some Space!

November 19 @ 9:15 am - 11:30 am

Curators’ club is a science program for children in grades 3-5. The  topic on Nov. 19th is "Give Me Some Space! Overpopulation in Animal Groups". Curator Club members receive an annual membership card for free admission to The Oakes Museum, a certificate for 3 children’s admissions, and a T-shirt. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Walk-ins will be accepted as space allows. Registration Link: http://www.messiah.edu/Oakes/curator_club/index.html

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