HARRISBURG PA – Two planetarium shows are featured through May 27 (2012) at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St., Harrisburg PA, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has announced. They are:
- “Stars” (for grades 3 and up). Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of stars, narrated by “Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill. Showings are scheduled Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and Sundays at 1 p.m.; and
- “Passport to the Universe” (grades 4 and up), narrated by two-time Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks. This exhilarating flight through a precise, virtual re-creation of our universe is a visual adventure through space. Showings are scheduled Saturdays at noon and 2 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m.
The state museum, located next to the State Capitol in Harrisburg, is one of 25 historic sites and museums administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. It offers expansive collections interpreting Pennsylvania’s heritage. Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; $4 for children and senior citizens.