Sure we have great exhibits at the Weather Discovery Center, but we also offer fun and educational programming! From pre-school to teen to adult, our yearly schedule has something for all ages.
Groundhog Day Festivities
Friday, Jan. 31 – Sunday, Feb. 2
Friday: 10-4, Saturday: 10-6,
$7 regular admission, includes activities. Children 2 years and under free.
Make your visit to Punxsutawney for Groundhog Day complete with a stop at the Weather Discovery Center! Explore our interactive exhibits, challenge yourself with our scavenger hunt, and make a groundhog mask or a groundhog finger puppet!
Extreme Weather: Are You Ready?
Saturday, Feb. 1 at 3 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m.
Enjoy a special presentation by our Hall of Fame Inductee, Meteorologist and extreme weather expert, Erik Salna. The presentation features your chance to try the immersive technologies of augmented reality and virtual reality! (Limited to visitors ages 10 and up.) Located in our theater. Regular admission of $7 per person, children 2 and under free + $2 donation at the theater door.
Meteorologist Hall of Fame
Saturday, Feb. 1, 12 noon
$7 regular admission, children 2 years and under free
Our annual induction into our Hall of Fame of a meteorologist or scientist who has made significant contributions to the science and broadcasting of weather. This year’s inductee is meteorologist and extreme weather expert, Erik Salna of Florida International University’s Extreme Events Institute. See the ceremony, meet the inductee and see Punxsutawney Phil! Groundhog cookies and punch after the ceremony.
Glow in the Dark Day
Saturday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m. – noon
$9 per person
It’s all about the glow during this fun-filled program! We’ll explore glowing ghost eggs, make glow-in-the-dark fingernail polish, make glow in the dark bouncy balls and more! A snack and free time on the exhibits included. Preregistration is helpful, but walk-ins are welcome.
Learn About Light
Saturday, Feb. 29
$10 per person – Limit 12
Light. What is it? Where does it come from? Can it affect our weather? Learn the answers to these questions and more through activities and crafts. Plus, you’ll make your own kaleidoscope! Registration is necessary for this program by Mon., Feb. 24. Limit is 12 children. Best for ages 5-12. 814-938-1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.