Schisler Museum and McMunn Planetarium Sets Summer Hours
The Schisler Museum of Wildlife & Natural History and McMunn Planetarium at East Stroudsburg University has set its summer hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., June 1–August 19, 2017. A single entrance fee provides admission to both facilities.
ESU’s Warren E. ’55 and Sandra Hoeffner Science and Technology Center houses a state-of-the-art planetarium as well as a world-class museum with more than 130 taxidermy exhibits, hands-on exploration, and insects from around the globe.
Nearly all of the museum’s taxidermy exhibits were collected and donated by East Stroudsburg University alumni Arthur ’62 and Fannie Greene ’62 Schisler. The McMunn Planetarium is named in honor of ESU supporters and alumni Charles A. “Tony” ’69 and Patricia Lythgoe ’68 McMunn.
Schisler Museum and McMunn Planetarium offer a full range of family programming, including Nature by Night Flashlight Tours on the first Friday of each month. Group visits, birthday parties, and special event rentals are also available.
“The museum and planetarium are an exciting discovery zone for explorers of all ages,” says Catherine Klingler, curator. “Aside from the beauty of the wildlife specimens and the immersive planetarium films, we love hearing from our visitors that they can’t believe this hidden treasure exists right here in the Poconos.”
General admission is $6 for adults; $4 for senior citizens and children ages 3-17; and free for ESU students with ID and children two years old and under. Annual museum & planetarium memberships are also available to suit all needs: Single–$30, Dual–$50, Family–$60. For more information, visit esu.edu/museum or contact Klingler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-422-2705.