ESU Announces Reopening of Schisler Museum and McMunn Planetarium
Posted by: Elizabeth Richardson on July 28, 2021, No Comments
After being closed for 16 months on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Schisler Museum and McMunn Planetarium at East Stroudsburg University has reopened. Both the museum and planetarium will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and will be limited to 50% capacity, with 20 guests inside the space at any given time.
Housed in the Warren E. ’55 and Sandra Hoeffner Science and Technology Center, the state-of-the-art planetarium and world-class museum offer something for everyone. Nearly all of the museum’s 130-plus taxidermy exhibits were collected and donated by ESU alumni Arthur ’62 and Fannie Greene ’62 Schisler. The museum also boasts a 300-gallon aquarium and insects from around the globe. The McMunn Planetarium is named in honor of ESU supporters and alumni Charles A. “Tony” ’69 and Patricia Lythgoe ’68 McMunn.
“We are excited to welcome the community and explorers of all ages back to these spaces to experience the wonder of discovery at ESU,” said Catherine Klingler, curator.
Walk-ins are welcome. Guests who prefer cashless payment over the phone may call (570) 422-2705 before visiting. Guided tours must be booked in advance. Masks will be required regardless of vaccination status, guests’ visits will be limited to two hours, and surfaces will be sanitized between each group. Admission is free for ESU students with current ID; Schisler Museum & McMunn Planetarium members; children two years old and under; and special needs aides. Admission for the general public is discounted to $5 per person while the planetarium is undergoing maintenance.