Explore & More
20 East High Street 
Gettysburg, PA  17325 
(717) 337-9151 

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Part hands-on museum, part play house, with an art room and an outdoor play area, Explore & More is an exploratorium where children can have fun while learning in the fields of science, art and history.  This exciting hands-on activity center is primarily designed for children ages 3 through 8, but older children and even adults might have fun encasing themselves inside a giant bubble that they make with the bubble machine!  

Appropriate to its Gettysburg location, Explore & More features a Civil War playhouse, general store and a battlefield encampment -- all kid-sized -- to get an idea of life in those times.  Children can wear 19th century clothing, shop for provisions, and prepare supper over the hearth in the period style home.  And that's only the beginning.  

The second floor houses scenes and activities to introduce children to the world of nature, including items such as abandoned wasp and locust nests that allow youngsters to explore sides of nature that few get to see. And there is a collection of small live animals -- mice, hermit crabs and toads to get to know.  

Young artists will have fun for hours in the fully equipped Art Room.  Easels, paints, crayons, markers, smocks and three dimensional projects give kids the wherewithall to express themselves as they see fit.  

A miniature play factory called The Construction Zone features a pulley system, assembly line, and even a warehouse and shipping areas, where kids can get an idea of how so many of the products we take for granted come to be.  

Explore & More was originally designed as a place for children and their parents to play and learn together, but it's also available for organized events such as birthday parties and other group activities.  

Explore & More is a dynamic museum, owned and operated by two entrepreneurs, with some help from their husbands.  As both teachers and mothers, Andrea Robinson and Alesia McCleaf, all from the Gettysburg area, have brought years of experience together to develop a diverse play area where children will learn while they have a great time. 

Hours: Open Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm and Sunday 12 - 5.  Closed Wednesdays October through March and Sundays April through September. Open other times for groups by appointment. Closed on New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and for Christmas, December 24 through 26. 
Adults $5.00
Children (2-14) $7.00
Call for group rates.
Group Reservations: At least 2 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Nearby restaurants. 
Handicapped Access: Call with your needs.
Directions: Located behind the Adams County Library. From the Square in Gettysburg, drive south on Baltimore Street, turn left at the second traffic light onto High Street. Explore & More is on the left.

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