Looking for something fun and special to do? Check out our Special Events!

Groundhog Day Celebration
Feb 1 – Feb 3 all-day

Are you coming to experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of seeing the world-famous Punxsutawney Phil make his annual prognostication on the length of winter? If so, plan a stop at the Weather Discovery Center too! All three days of the celebration you can enjoy our fun and interactive exhibits, challenge yourself with our scavenger hunt and create a “make-n-take” in our classroom!

Special Hours: Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Groundhog Day 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Here are the events taking place during the celebration:

Saturday, January 26, 10 a.m. : 2019 Little Mr. & Miss Groundhog

Witness the crowning of Groundhog Royalty (chosen by popular vote). No charge to see the ceremony in our lobby.

Friday, February 1, 11:30 a.m. Meteorologist Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Which influential meteorologist or scientist will be immortalized in our Hall of Fame for 2019?

The event begins with groundhog cookies and punch and a chance to meet Punxsutawney Phil followed by the induction ceremony at noon. $7 admission, children two and under free.

Sunday, February 3, 10 a.m. Special Appearance by Punxsutawney Phil!

No charge to see Phil in our lobby.

Free Admission Saturday
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

To kick off the Week of Giving in Punxsutawney (March 18-22), we are hosting Free Admission Saturday!
From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. that day, there is no admission charge to enter the Weather Discovery Center and enjoy all we have to offer. Please come visit if you’ve never been here before or if it’s been quite some time since you’ve been in. Then consider a contribution to help us continue our mission to educate about the science and folklore of weather!


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