Come check out the planetarium at University Park! They offer shows year-round to visiting K-12 classes and even community groups (scouts and summer camps). The shows are staffed by student and faculty volunteers and are free of charge for attendance. Check out their website for details and to fill out their "Field Trip Request Form."
This free virtual resource features dozens of Penn State scientists sharing video demonstrations and activities you can try at home or in your classroom! In addition, this online resource will continue to serve as a repository for fun STEM videos, engaging DIY science activities, and other educational resources for parents, teachers, and kids alike as new content will continue to be added regularly. Click the link below to begin your science journey!
Come visit their renovated facilities and explore geosciences by examining fossils. Their exhibit is open and free to the public from Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Radiation Science & Engineering Center Nuclear Reactor Tour
Come tour the nuclear reactor here at University Park! The Radiation Science and Engineering Center conducts tours of the facility and conducts demonstrations of the reactor for people of all ages and backgrounds. Part of their mission is to deliver innovative educational programs and hands-on laboratory exercises to advance societal knowledge of nuclear science and engineering. Click on the link below to watch an experimental video of the nuclear reactor or to fill out a form to take a one-of-a-kind tour!