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Resources for K-12 Educators

Example screen shot of online "virtual lobby" for AstroFest 2020, a game-like browser applet linking to presentations, mini-games, and information.


Nittany Bots 3

Virtual Science Festival

EMS: Matthews museum

Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum

Coming Soon!

picture of Penn State's nuclear reactor

Radiation Science & Engineering Center Nuclear Reactor Tour


Contact us via email at or give us a call at (814) 865-0501

 Office of Science Outreach, 201 Ritenour Building, University Park, PA 16802

For more information, please see Information for Parents from the Penn State Office of Ethics and Compliance.



The Planetarium is open for field trips for groups of 20 students or less.

The Penn State Breazeale Reactor, which first went critical in 1955, is the nation's longest continuously operating university research reactor. 

Breazeale Reactor