Everhart Museum Scranton
Where is it at?
1901 Mulberry Street
Where are we going today?
From animals, to science, to art...get among it all in the Everhart Museum! There are permanent and short-term exhibits for you to enjoy, which also means that there is always something new for you to see every time you visit!
The museum was founded initially as a natural history museum, so this particular collection is stunning. Even in 1920 there were already over 400 mammals and 2,100 botanical specimens in the collection! Learn all about the animals, rocks, ancient fossils and fascinating plant specimens as you walk around the collection. There will be many species that you will have never heard of - and it makes you realize how incredible this planet is!
Do you know what the Ethnographic collection would be showing you? Have a guess when you're there - you will see artefacts from Native Americans, Africans, Chinese and Japanese cultures, to name a few.
If you are a budding artist, or just appreciate the colors and strokes of a beautiful painting, there are great works on paper, decorative arts as well as paintings for you to study.
Just sit and have a look at one for a while - how does it change as you are looking at it? Does it come to life?
The museum hold special events through the year, as well as fun fund raising activities - these in the past have been meet the artist days, Shark events and farm to table events so they are designed for the whole family in mind, and for kids to come away with a love for the world.
How much does it cost?
- Children$3 (ages 6 - 12)
- Free Under: 5, and members
When can we go?
Mon, Thurs and Fri - Noon - 4pm / Saturday 10am - 5pm / Sunday Noon - 5pm
Closed January, as well as Tuesdays and Wednesdays
There are a number of educational programs for kids from Pre-K right through to adult classes. They even operate after school and weekend programs, summer camps and day camps. Scouts can attend their Bag-A-Badge programs!.
Any Top Tips?
As much as you might think the collections are great, you will have to keep them as great memories as photography is unfortunately not permitted. There is an elevator which is accessible from all floors, and a wheelchair available for public use at the museum itself. .
Need a little extra help?
The museum does have disabled access via the rear entrance. There are also allocated parking spaced adjacent to the entrance. .
What people are saying?
by Roy Whitman
The Everhart Museum collection is small but quaintly eclectic. Their bird collection is second to none and their special exhibitions are constantly changing and are very creative. The nice thing is that you can enjoy the peace and quiet of a museum setting without big city crowds or people pushing and shoving or making noise. The Museum is clean, peaceful, serene, sober, family-friendly, and even has a gift shop and children's corner where toddlers can play. The Museum even has a few surprises like the mummified remains of a cat. Their is a...Read More
by A Google User
Funky little museum. The permanent collections are fairly small and don’t change, but are still fun to view. They make up for this by getting excellent traveling exhibits during the year: I've seen an amazing collection of Vietnam War photography as well as a very cool Lego art exhibit there. I tend to go about once a year- it makes a great, low-cost date and is always fun.
by A Google User
Big fan of the Museum of Science and Industry. The campus itself in Hyde Park is beautiful and an easy access straight shot down Lake Shore. I usually take my kids here on the weekends. It is not crowded and parking is usually easy to find. It's a perfect place to spend our weekend!
by A Google User
We had always enjoyed the Park and Everhart Museum with our children and now want to share what the museum has to offer with our grandson. The Art of the Brick show looks great (saw preview on the news), however, we had great difficulty finding the Museum listed. We had always associated both the park and the museum as one (and since unfortunately the zoo has been closed), I'm glad to see the museum is still open and has still has shows fun for the children. Please keep this museum open as Scranton continues to make its mark on PA.
by rocco cianflone
by Roy Whitman
The Everhart Museum collection is small but quaintly eclectic. Their bird collection is second to none and their special exhibitions are constantly changing and are very creative. The nice thing is that you can enjoy the peace and quiet of a museum setting without big city crowds or people pushing and shoving or making noise. The Museum is clean, peaceful, serene, sober, family-friendly, and even has a gift shop and children's corner where toddlers can play. The Museum even has a few surprises like the mummified remains of a cat. Their is a smattering of American folk art, African art, ancient sculpture and art and nineteenth-century American and Pennsylvania art. It is just enough to wet your appetite without overwhelming the senses.